Tag: Alzheimer's and Dementia

Forgetfulness vs. Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

posted by Ted Ryan on March 17, 2015

Forgetfulness is a natural part of aging. Alzheimer’s disease is not.  So, just how is one to know when to take notice and when to figure they’re just hitting that age?

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Hooked on a Feeling - Emotions & Alzheimer's Patients

posted by Ted Ryan on February 03, 2015

A caregiver’s impact on the life of someone with Alzheimer’s is profound and wide ranging. Thanks to a recent study, we now know that a caregiver’s influence includes emotions – even after the actions that caused them are forgotten.Read More…

Communicating with Alzheimer’s Disease – 8 Helpful Tips

posted by Ted Ryan on November 18, 2013

In our second post of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month we’re covering one of the biggest challenges of the disease – communication. As the brain function of someone with Alzheimer’s begins to decline, so does their ability to communicate.

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Alzheimer's Awareness Month - How much do you know?

posted by Ted Ryan on November 13, 2013

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month so we’re taking the opportunity to shed a bit of light on the disease that affects millions of lives.

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November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

posted by Ryan Whittington on November 08, 2013

The St. Louis chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is hosting the Care and Conquer Conference on Thrusday, November 14, 2013 from 1-8p.

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Halloween Senior Safety is No Joke

posted by Ted Ryan on October 28, 2013

For many families, Halloween is an evening to enjoy time with the kids; but what about the other end of the spectrum. For seniors, the holiday can be scary in a very real sense. This is particularly true for individuals with dementia, physical limitations or living alone.

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Spending the Holidays with Those with Dementia

posted by Ted Ryan on December 17, 2012

While the holidays are times for good cheer, they can also be quite hectic and stressful. The season of celebration and breaking away from everyday life can be especially difficult for people with dementia and their caregivers.

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Three Ways to Identify Sundowner's Syndrome

posted by Ted Ryan on November 14, 2012

We have all experienced memory loss or forgetfulness. However, as people age, they begin to wonder if their forgetfulness has a more sinister meaning than a simple lapse in memory. They begin to worry about Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other serious cognitive disabilities, such as Sundowner’s Syndrome.

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Alzheimer ’s Disease - Home Care Keeps You Comfortable

posted by Ryan Whittington on October 04, 2011

Seniors with dementia and diseases such as Alzheimer’s can often be prematurely placed into nursing homes. Senior home care is an often overlooked alternative to nursing care facilities. This disease will eventually take your loved one away, and is painful to watch.  There are many different stages.

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Weight Loss Among the Elderly - Is It Due to Depression or Dementia?

posted by Ryan Whittington on July 14, 2011

At Seniors Home Care we empower our caregivers and staff by providing ongoing training programs.  This information is also helpful to family caregivers who may have noticed a loved one's weight loss.

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Confusion, Agitation, Anxiety in Seniors - Is it Sundowners Syndrome?

posted by Ryan Whittington on February 17, 2011

Sundowning is a term used with Alzheimer's and dementia in order to describe behavior difficulties that can occur in the early morning, late afternoon, evening or night hours.  Sundowning is commonly associated with early stages of Alzheimer's and can be found in senior citizens who are in an unfamiliar setting such as a rehabilitation facility, hospital or have recently moved to assisted living.

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Alzheimers Disease and Home Care - You need to watch this video!

posted by Ryan Whittington on November 12, 2010

Alzheimer's Disease can show many different faces depending on how it affects each person.  For some it may mean an increased level of aggression and for others it may be wandering.

Before I get into ways to recognize Alzheimer's Disease, first lets get an understanding of the disease itself.

Below is a great 3-minute video that describes what is going on inside the brain and body during the different stages of alzheimer's.

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