Honoring Caregivers This Holiday Season

Family Caregivers are all unique individuals. Some people live with the person they care for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Other caregivers provide supportive care. The individual whose care they manage may live in their own home or a facility and require assistance from family members.  These caretakers are frequently still employed and may have children at home. They are popularly known as the Sandwich Generation.  Regardless of the sort of family caregiver you are, your…

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Creating a Dementia-Friendly Environment at Home

For people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, everyday life can be both challenging and frustrating. As the symptoms progress, they will struggle with remembering, processing, thinking, and reasoning. Some simple changes to the home environment can help them stay independent and reduce stress and anxiety. Use Contrasting Colors, Without Patterns Contrasting colors can make it easier to see and identify important objects. For example, gold keys on a black mat. However, lots of patterns can make the visual field more…

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Alzheimer’s Resources

June is Alzheimer’s awareness month. To help caretakers and family of people with Alzheimer’s disease, we’re providing information and resources. 10 Symptoms of Alzheimer’s If you notice any of these in yourself or a loved one, make an appointment to get checked by a doctor. 1. Memory Loss That Disrupts Daily Life This is different from age-related changes that include things like temporarily forgetting names or appointments. Alzheimer’s memory issues cause confusion that isn’t easily overcome and make daily…

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Technology Makes Aging in Place Easier
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Technology Makes Aging in Place Easier

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November is National Caregivers Month

In addition, to be being National Alzheimer’s Awareness month, November is also National Caregivers Month. The purpose of this is to recognize the challenges family caregivers face and to support them. To get an idea of the importance of caregivers, let’s take a look at what a day might look like. Mornings: Most family caregivers are mothers with school-age children. Mornings are a juggling act of getting the kids ready for school, making sure their partner has what they…

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