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The following excerpt is from the Alzheimer’s Association’s article about Food & Eating.  The complete article and webpage can be found here. During the middle and late stages of Alzheimer’s, distractions, too many choices, and changes in perception, taste and smell can make eating more difficult. The following tips can help: Limit distractions. Serve meals in…

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The most effective care begins with forming a connection, which includes meeting clients where they are in the disease process. The Tailored Activities Program (“TAP”) aims to reduce behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (“BPSD”). This is often what we struggle with as family members and caregivers. How do we engage the person with just…

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NursePartners offers a LGBT sensitivity training in additional to our base dementia (“GEM”) training. Why is the LGBT sensitivity training important? According to SAGE, there are 3,000,000 people in the U.S., aged 55 and older, that openly identify as LGBT. When providing care to this community, there is a distinct set of challenges and way…

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Healthcare Costs Attributed to Falls: The Pennsylvania Department of Health collects statistics for injuries that result in hospitalizations, per cause, per age group. In 2014, these injuries increased greatly for ages 45 to 64, decreased slightly for those 65 to 74, and increased again greatly for those over 75. Below are the results for three…

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Both formal and informal (family) caregivers provide care for older adults.  It is important that carepartners practice self care, in order to continue being effective in their roles regardless of whether they are compensated for caregiving services. Formal carepartners are better able to establish personal boundaries if they are working set hours at established rates…

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NursePartners’ Senior Recruiter, Lakeya Dula, completes her training to become a PAC certified dementia coach.  After on site training in Baltimore with Teepa Snow, Rebekah Wilson visited us at the NursePartners office in Philadelphia.  Rebekah served as Lakeya’s mentor throughout these past 8 weeks.  Lakeya and Rebekah used the PAC materials and tools from the…

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We are excited to announce that Angela will serve as the keynote speaker for the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry (POAM) at the event, “Remembering Those Who Forget”.  Angela will talk about her decades of experience working with those living with dementia.  She will be sure to touch upon practical care approaches that can be implemented…

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NursePartners presents on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association.  One of the most commonly requested presentations discusses the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.  We compare these signs with others that are more typical of age-related changes. It is very important to remember that each person is unique, with their own baseline. If…

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Why work with a home care company that specializes in dementia care? Most non-medical home care companies care for those living with dementia, but services are not equal among providers. There are over 80 types of known dementias and each present a unique set of challenges. In addition, a client’s progression of dementia depends on…

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The holidays are coming!  Sometimes with our own busy lives, time passes between each visit to our parents and other older relatives.  At a certain point, home care services can best support them, regardless of if they live at home or in a community. When is it time to begin home care services?  It is…

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