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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Alzheimer’s and Sleep Issues: How to Support Your Loved One

Sleep disturbances can bring a whole new set of challenges for people living with Alzheimer’s.  The lack of restful sleep can lead to more naps during the day and less ability to engage in activities.  It can also affect the person’s moods and willingness to do their daily living activities such as personal hygiene, taking medications, eating meals, etc. 

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Caring for a Loved One with Dementia: 6 Practical Tips

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Home Care Agency, Long Island: Whether your loved has been newly diagnosed or has been afflicted with dementia for many years, there is one thing that remains the same; each day is unpredictable.  Family members often say, ‘what worked yesterday no longer works today’.  Dementia affects each individual differently and while there are many common…

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Alzheimer’s: Tips for More Effective Communication

  Alzheimer’s Disease gradually impairs the person’s ability to communicate. People with dementia have more difficulty expressing thoughts and emotions, as well as more trouble understanding others. Here are some tips to help in communication and understanding: • Learn to create a ‘kind voice’ – speak slower and lower, smiling. • To orient the person…

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Tips for Getting Your Parent Involved in Their Daily Routine as They Live with Alzheimer’s Disease

Elder Care in Islip NY: Routines and Alzheimer's

Elder Care in Islip NY: In your role as a family caregiver for an elderly adult who is living with Alzheimer’s disease, it is important to remember that just because your parent is living with this disease does not mean that they are incapable of participating in life or that they have lost all ability to engage with the world around them.

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