We believe you will find the articles below useful and informative as you learn more about senior home care issues and options.
Alzheimers Disease is one of the saddest and frightening diseases. Over the course of several years, it progresses through stages similar to a child growing up...only in reverse. We start as adults, able to think and remember. Then, it becomes more difficult to remember recent things or to calculate even simple things. As Alzheimer's progresses, we become less able to run simple machines (like TV's, Cars, Cameras) or to find our way around...we even tend to forget who are our children or friends. Over time, we forget how to dress, brush our teeth, shower. In the final stages, we forget how to feed ourselves or to control our bowel and bladder. Here are some top-selling books to help you understand what Alzheimer's Disease is and how to manage it.
According to the U.S. Administration on Aging, by 2030 the number of Americans aged 65 and older will more than double to 71 million, that's roughly ...
As tough as it may be to enlist the help of a "stranger" when it comes to caring for your parents, sometimes it's for the best.
Home Care. These two words may overwhelm families as they're considering viable options for their aging and/or ailing relative. Home Care allows a person with special needs to remain in their home, and may encompass a variety of roles such as personal care (i.e., bathing, washing your hair, getting dressed), homemaking (i.e., cleaning and yardwork), cooking or delivering meals, and health care such as having a home health aide come to your home. While it entails a variety of situations such as people getting older, people who are chronically ill, recovering from surgery or disabled, there are many myths about home care to become aware of as you consider the possibility.
The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE test), which takes less than 15 minutes to complete, is a reliable tool for evaluating cognitive abilities.
The SAGE test can be taken at home by patients, who can then share the results with their physicians to help spot early symptoms of cognitive issues such as early dementia or Alzheimer's disease.