Posts Tagged ‘Dementia care’
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.Read More
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.Read More
Can You Care for a Dementia Patient at Home?
Dementia patients can be cared for at home with supportive services to help them maintain their independence and quality of life. Most dementia patients will start by having a senior caregiver assist them at home on a weekly or daily basis.Read More
Why Do People With Dementia Repeat Themselves?
Home Care Services, Melville, NY Dementia is a term used to describe a cognitive impairment. Dementia can cause a variety of symptoms including short-term memory loss, poor judgment, loss of language and verbal skills, and confusion with time and/or place. There are many forms of dementia including vascular dementia, Lewy Body dementia, frontotemporal, and Alzheimer’s…Read More
Dementia Activities for Spring
Home Care Agency in Melville, NY If you are a professional caregiver or have a family member who is living with dementia, you probably know the benefits of cognitively stimulating activities. These activities not only provide benefits for brain health and improve the symptoms of dementia, they are also a great way to pass the…Read More
Dementia-Related Behaviors: What is Your Loved One Trying to Tell You?
Over half of those living with Alzheimer’s experience behavior disturbances. These dementia-related behaviors include sleep disruptions, agitation, delusions, hallucinations, pacing and restlessness, and emotional outbursts.Read More
Managing Sundown Syndrome
Sundown Syndrome is a phenomenon that causes a person with dementia to become anxious, agitated, restless, and moody in the late afternoon or early evening when the sun starts to go down.Read More
5 Apps for Dementia Care
While there is still no cure for dementia, technology is playing a bigger role in helping to combat the symptoms and progressive losses in functionality. Learn about 5 apps that help those afflicted with dementia and their family members with brain exercises, interactive activities, and other useful tools to cope with the disease.Read More
Alzheimer’s Disease: Communication Tips and Local Resources
Alzheimer’s Disease: Communication Tips and Local Resources September is World Alzheimer’s Month and one of the biggest challenges of the disease for those afflicted and for those that provide care is communication. Alzheimer’s affects communication by causing the person to lose vocabulary, to forget the appropriate names of things and/or people, to lose the ability…Read More
Owner’s Thoughts: Celebrating Older Americans Month
Senior Care in Long Island, NY: This week we are excited to be attending the Suffolk Office for the Aging Senior Celebration Luncheon. This annual event is held in honor of Older Americans Month and pays tribute to the senior citizens who continue to give back and serve their communities. Family First will close its…Read More