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Helping Parents Transition to Memory Care

Helping Parents Transition to Memory Care

Deciding to make the transition to a memory care community is rarely easy. Making the decision to transition your parent to a memory care community can be even harder. Many times, the decision to move or even considering a transition can be riddled with guilt and sadness. When parents are suffering from memory loss, they are often unable to make decisions for themselves, and if moving to a memory care community was not something previously spoken about, it can leave you as a caregiver to make this difficult decision for them.

Protecting Seniors During Flu Season

Influenza, otherwise known as the flu, is a common viral infection that many people face during the dreaded “flu season” that occurs from around October until May. With symptoms including high fever, aching muscles, chills, sweating, headache, fatigue, nasal congestion, sore throat and dry coughing, this virus is no fun for anyone.

Seniors with Dementia Benefit From Exercising At Home

At Home Exercises

Seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia often have trouble being in loud, crowded areas. When overwhelmed or overstimulated, they become agitated and restless and they may even start to wander. Many times, seniors with dementia prefer quiet, one-on-one interactions, which can make some everyday activities a little more difficult to partake in. One of these is exercise. Many gyms can be loud and full of strange noises that can confused loved ones with dementia, so that leaves it to us to find ways seniors can effectively exercise at home.

How to Create a Care Plan

Serving as a caregiver to an aging loved one is stressful enough without a plan of care for the future in place. Without a plan of care created, sudden changes in a loved one's health and well-being can potentially cause added stress, confusion and disruption in everyone's lives if an unforeseen event were to occur. While we can't predict the future or keep unwanted events from happening, creating a care plan can help to make unexpected events easier to handle for everyone involved, while giving your aging loved one peace of mind that they will be well taken care of.

Sleep & Dementia: Is There a Connection?

Have you ever woken up from a night of sleep where you just feel like you didn't sleep at all? What about waking up in the morning after getting up multiple times during the night? A good night's rest is extremely important for anyone of age, however, it's now being found that a good night of sleep can also hellp to keep dementia away.

Supplements: Do They Help Seniors with Alzheimer's Disease?

For seniors with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, it can be unsettling to know there is no way to cure what is going on in your mind. While there are plenty of things that can be done to try to aid the sumptoms, more and more people are trying to take matters into their own hands. Many times, this leads people to supplements that have little to no backing as to their effectiveness in preventing or delaying Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.

The Value of Listening and Non-Verbal Communications

One of the many human functions affected by the progressive nature of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia is our ability to communicate.

As the Mayo Clinic article, Alzheimer's: Tips for effective communication explains, "Because Alzheimer's disease slowly erodes verbal communications skills, your loved one's words and expfdxxionx might make little or no sense to you. In turn, he or she might have trouble deciphering your words."

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