6 Devices to Track Older Adults with Dementia

Some of the behavioral symptoms that occur with dementia can be dangerous for an older adult. One such dangerous behavior is wandering. As the senior’s cognitive abilities and memories get worse, they can become confused about their environment or they may relive moments in their past. This disorientation can lead to them wandering away from…

How Can Senior Care Help With the Seven Stages of Alzheimer’s?

Families who are dealing with Alzheimer’s know there are seven stages. With each stage, you’ll find senior care can be an incredible help. Here are the ways caregivers help out as Alzheimer’s progresses. The Early Stages. In stage one and two, it’s unlikely you notice much difference in your parent’s mood or abilities. It’s likely…

Can Elder Care Benefit a Senior in the Final Stage of Alzheimer’s Disease?

The final stage of Alzheimer’s disease, also referred to as late stage or advanced Alzheimer’s disease, can be a devastating and challenging time for you as both your senior’s family caregiver, and their adult child. The challenges and symptoms during this time are extensive, and they will require care 24 hours a day. The services…

Recognizing Depression in a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease

When thinking about the challenges and issues that your parent might face as they live with Alzheimer’s disease, and those that you will deal with as their family caregiver, it is likely that there are specific needs and issues that come to mind. You likely think about memory loss, difficulty with basic tasks, and even…

Should Hospice Care be a Part of Your Parent’s Planning for Their Future with Alzheimer’s Disease?

When planning for your parent’s future early in their journey with Alzheimer’s disease something that you are likely to hear about is hospice care. Doctors, friends, and family might mention this as something to consider for during the later stages of the disease, and you may find it mentioned in planning guides meant to help…

Are Halloween Decorations Disturbing Your Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease?

In your role as a family caregiver it is likely that one of your most common responsibilities is shopping with your parent. Whether it is grocery shopping, shopping for home items, or just running errands with them in tow to keep them active and engaged, when you head out of the house with your parent,…

How is Lewy Body Dementia Treated?

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a disease that affects more than one system of the body. People with LBD have movement, cognitive, sleep, and mood symptoms. Multi-system diseases like this often require a team approach to treatment, involving doctors who specialize in different areas as well as other medical professionals. The team also includes non-medical…

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