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Prevent Burnout for Alzheimer Caregivers

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:26:00 PM

Giving care to a senior or a loved one is a rewarding experience which enriches the lives of both the giver and the recipient. However, the responsibility is overwhelming and has the potential to produce unexpected stress. In the role of caregiver, there are many responsibilities, such as meal preparation, medication management, doctor's visits, hygiene, etc. These responsibilities can begin to feel like a burden and eventually lead to an emotional, mental, and physical toll on the caregiver. However, here are some tips to help.

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Using Alexa to Boost a Senior's Memory

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 20, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Seniors often feel frustrated when they forget basic day-to-day things. As the agitation mounts at the inability to recall the day of the week, specific dates, times, the name of some object or place, or even the ingredients in a recipe, the senior may start to feel depressed. Utilizing Amazon's Echo, which is an electric personal assistant that is voice activated, to answer questions can be a blessing for a senior suffering forgetfulness or the early stages of dementia. Echo is always there to help so aging person will experience fewer bouts of frustration and emotional upheaval trying to recall things.

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Dementia Friendly Vacation Spots in the U.K.

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Watching a loved one suffer from dementia is heartbreaking, however, it doesn't mean that you stop living or sharing meaningful experiences together. One of the best ways that you can relax, bond with, and enjoy time together with a loved one suffering from dementia is to take a vacation together to a dementia friendly destination. 

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Alzheimer's Disease: What Additional Costs to Prepare For?

Posted by Michael Watson on Feb 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

When your parent receives an Alzheimer's diagnosis, it comes with not only heartbreaking symptoms, but also an increase in financial expenses. Although the increase will happen over time, the best way to meet it with success is to start planning immediately after the disease is diagnosed. The following are some of the changes you can expect.

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Paying Attention : the Key to Managing Alzheimer's Behaviors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Medication is the last resort when managing the agitation of Alzheimer’s patients. What is the first thing to do? Researchers into the behaviors associated with the disease say paying attention to the person is the primary way to control agitation and aggressive behavior. Listening is key, but what do you do when the patient no longer communicates verbally?

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