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Your parents and other elderly loved ones may be among the 77% of older Americans who prefer to age in place instead of residing at a nursing home or an assisted living facility. As they age you may find it necessary to get professional help, especially if your loved ones are experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or…

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If you’ve been wondering how you can get more involved in the senior caregiving community, you’ve come to the right place. While many seniors encounter a wide variety of challenges on a daily basis, the four listed here are some of the most common. NursePartners shares some resources to keep handy as you help seniors…

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How to Choose an Assisted Living Home There are many factors to consider when choosing a nursing home or assisted living facility, and the three most important ones are whether you need memory care or incontinence care, whether you can prepare your own meals, and how you plan to pay for it. NursePartners discusses these…

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Centenarians have a lot of lessons to share with us!  As our life expectancies increase, it is worth learning from these three individuals, who are still living relatively good lives being 100 years old (or more)! Some of their advice includes: Eat fresh food, including preparing it yourself. Communicate and be open to new ideas….

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Our Clinical Specialist, Carole Derr, BSN, receives her first COVID-19 vaccination in an auditorium last week.  She has been working tirelessly since March, enforcing our protocols hands on, including visiting your clients at their personal homes and apartments at facilities.  The first round of vaccinations continues to be administered to those in Tier 1A, including…

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Daily Routine For most of us, routines are a key part of our day-to-day lives. Routines are powerful tools that keep us energized, productive, and most importantly –  grounded during a stressful time. Overall, routines are a key component of staying healthy. For people with dementia who have trouble receiving and storing new sensory information,…

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Early symptoms of dementia can be subtle and vary between people. While some people pick up on changes in their own thinking or behavior that might be caused by dementia, sometimes these signs are first noticed by those around them. If you have noticed a change in someone close to you, the steps below can…

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Connecting Never underestimate how important it is to empathize and communicate effectively with your loved one living with dementia.  All too often they become “different” or “unreachable” as their dementia develops. You might despair that the person you once knew is completely gone. You may grow tired, frustrated, or even angry with your loved one;…

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It is common for people with Alzheimer’s to experience changes in their sleep cycles. The association between sleeping problems and Alzheimer’s has been noted but scientists do not yet completely understand why these sleep disturbances occur. As with changes in memory and behavior, sleep changes somehow result from the impact of Alzheimer’s on the brain….

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There comes a point in every person’s life when they are not physically able to care for themselves anymore. The decision of what to do next can be a difficult one. If you have a loved one who is approaching old age and seems to need care, the responsibility of choosing a care plan may…

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