Celebrating Older Americans Month: Powered by Connection

The Importance of Connection: As we celebrate Older Americans Month and reflect on the theme “Powered by Connection,” we are reminded of the profound impact that human relationships have on the lives of seniors.

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The Financial Toll of Alzheimer’s Care: Understanding the Costs

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Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is not only emotionally and physically challenging but also financially draining. From medical expenses and long-term care costs to caregiver expenses, the financial toll of Alzheimer’s care can be overwhelming for families. However, with careful planning, utilization of available resources, and support from community organizations, families can navigate the financial challenges more effectively.

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Encouraging Aging Loved Ones to Embrace In-Home Assistance

Elder care in Garden City NY: Seniors Communication Tips

To ensure that your loved one maintains a sense of control and autonomy, involve them in the decision-making process. Discuss the different types of assistance available and ask for their input on what they would be most comfortable with. This not only empowers them but also fosters a sense of ownership over their care plan. By making them an active participant, you can ease their resistance to the idea of assistance.

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Enhancing Quality of Life: Home-Based Dementia Support Services

Dementia is a challenging condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and its impact extends beyond just the diagnosed individuals. Family members and caregivers often bear a significant burden in providing care and support for their loved ones with dementia. In recent years, home-based dementia support services have gained prominence as a compassionate and effective way to improve the quality of life for both dementia patients and their caregivers.

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Understanding the Complex Relationship Between Sleep Issues and Alzheimer’s: How Overnight Caregivers Can Make a Difference

Alzheimer’s Care, Hauppauge, NY As we age, our bodies go through various changes, including alterations in our sleep patterns. While occasional sleep disturbances are common among seniors, those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease often face more severe and persistent sleep issues. In this blog, we will delve into the intricate connection between Alzheimer’s and sleep problems,…

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4 Steps to Helping Aging Parents at Home

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By following this plan, you will be able to line up support for the areas of your parent’s life that he or she is struggling with.  There are many resources in the community available to help you with the caregiving responsibilities and help you to maintain balance between your parent’s needs and your own.  The most successful and effective plan will include a combination of both personal friends and family members and outside professionals to address each area of concern.

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What is The Best Way to Care for Someone with Alzheimer’s?

For those providing care to someone with Alzheimer’s, it can be a journey filled with hills and valleys.  For some it can seem that each day presents a new set of challenges and changes in the person’s symptoms and behaviors.  Alzheimer’s disease causes the person to slowly require assistance and guidance with most or all of his or her activities of daily living (ADL’s) such as, cooking, dressing appropriately for the weather, bathing, personally hygiene care, medication reminders, etc. 

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