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Alzheimer’s Care Options: Be Proactiv...

by Senior Care Society on 04/27/2012 - 07:21 pm
Tag: Dementia

Getting an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis is nothing short of devastating. Harder still is when a decision must be made about care, either because the caregiver can no longer manage things on his/her own, or because the physical ramifications of the disease necessitate hospitalization or specialized care.
 
No matter how committed a caregiver is, and no matter how supportive the network of family and friends may be, Alzheimer’s caregiving is tremendously difficult. Many caregivers give so much that they jeopardize their own health and well-being in the process. You may not want to think about transitioning your loved one to an Alzheimer’s care unit in assisted li ...

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

by Senior Care Society on 01/09/2012 - 06:33 am
Tag: Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 35 million individuals worldwide and costs the global economy more than $600 billion. Alzheimer’s is an international health epidemic that impacts people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
 
September is World Alzheimer’s Month and an opportunity to raise awareness of this devastating disease on a global level. If you know an individual who is in need of information on Alzheimer’s, you can direct them to the following resources in multiple languages from the Alzheimer’s Association:
 

Brain Tour – A virtual tour of the brain that helps to explain how the brain works and how Alzheimer’s disea ...

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Your diet and Alzheimer's

by Senior Care Society on 01/09/2012 - 09:53 am
Tag: Dementia

Time magizine reported today that the research published in the journal Neurology, shows that people with diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E have slower rates of decline in cognitive memory skills than those with lower with lower amounts.  You can read the entire article at: How Your Diet May Affect Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for a Parent with Dementia

by Senior Care Society on 01/09/2012 - 08:54 am
Tag: Dementia

At the Senior Care Society we know both from professional and personal experience how hard it can sometimes be when caring for a loved one, and that is why we are here to offer you helpful hints that you may find a blessing. We offer useful guides, tips, listings and information to make your care giving experience a labor of love that will enhance your life as well as that of your loved one. The following article provides you with some useful tips on caring for a parent with dementia.
                   Caring for a Parent with Dementia