Can You Care for a Dementia Patient at Home?

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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. 

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Why Do People With Dementia Repeat Themselves?

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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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Dementia Care: Communication Techniques for Professionals

Elder care in Huntington, NY: Dementia Communication Techniques for Professionals If you are a professional who works with older adults and their families, you have probably encountered challenges in communicating your message to a person afflicted with dementia.   Below are tips to help you overcome common obstacles in communicating and to learn to understand the…

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