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Dementia and Sleep Disorders

Dementia is a blanket term that refers to a cohort of pathophysiological conditions. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Other examples of dementia include vascular dementiaLewy body dementiaParkinson’s diseaseShy-Drager syndrome, Huntington’s diseasealcohol-related dementiaAIDS-related dementia and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Common symptoms of dementia include progressive loss of cognitive functions such as memory, social skills and emotional reactions.

 

Read more at the link below.

https://www.tuck.com/dementia/ 

2018-06-13T21:08:22+00:00 By |Tags: , |

Caring for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s and dementia are devastating diseases that progress slowly and take your loved one away with it. When caring for a loved one with these diseases, each day can be a challenge, and new issues appear. What your loved one could once do easily, they can no longer do easily or sometimes not even do at all.

Communication

As these diseases progress, conversation with your loved one may become more and more difficult. It may be difficult to understand them and for them to follow you. You will need to use a calm and gentle tone, short words and simple sentences. Don’t […]

2018-05-26T13:17:34+00:00 By |Tags: , , |

When It’s Time for Assisted Living?

When trying to figure out if your parent can remain safely at home or it’s time for assisted living, there are several signs that you need to look for. You need to check your parent’s housing situation, what their medical needs are and the status of their health. Plus, sometimes the burden of caregiving becomes too much for the caregiver to bear. It can lead to exhaustion and illness of the caregiver; the caregiver can become worn down from supplying the needs of the elderly parent.

Signs to look for

Some of the signs that your parent may need to be moved […]

2018-04-30T17:36:25+00:00 By |Tags: , , |

Bus-Stops at Old People’s Homes Take Patients for a Ride

You may not believe but elopement and wandering are more and more common with residents with suffer from dementia. Old people’s homes across Germany are erecting fake bus-stops to make it easier to round up senile pensioners trying to make a run for it, and also to help soothe patients who feel they have things to do, places to be.

Read more about it follow the link below

http://www.dw.com/en/bus-stops-at-old-peoples-homes-take-patients-for-a-ride/a-3394237

 

One of the main responsibilities for caring with people with dementia is to try our best to keep them safe even in the event that they want to leave the home.  The use […]

2018-04-27T08:25:52+00:00 By |Tags: , , , |

Book club ladies enjoying the weather

Striving to improve the  quality of everyday life for our residents beyond the all the activities available we’ve partnered with Bonnie Pannell who comes in and visits and spends quality one on one time with the each of the residents  as well was group activities with the residents.  They have since formed a small book club and enjoy reading and listening to short stories.

2018-04-27T08:52:27+00:00 By |Tags: , , |

Best in Caring for 2013

Agape Assisted living – Earned Best Caring in 2013

Agape Assisted living earned the highest  praise from families, seniors and eldercare experts on Caring.com — and they met other qualifying criteria, such as having no unresolved negative reviews. In total, there are 383 Caring Stars of 2013 in 40 states, and Agape Assisted Living was one of the top ones in the Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Martinez area.

Online ratings and reviews are increasingly important in the senior care industry, and by earning this distinction, our community is now featured among the top 1.2% of assisted living and Alzheimer’s care communities in America:

Try respite care first

Respite Care – Are you considering residential home care for yourself or a loved one, but are not ready to make a decision yet for whatever reason. Have you toured a few home cars facilities but weren’t impressed? Do you want to test the waters first, try it out for a few days/weeks and to see how it works out? We have a solution for you.

At Agape Assisted Living home care we offer “respite” temporary stay to seniors, weather they want to test the waters and see if this new living situation works for them, or they are recovering […]