Why seniors should take sleep seriously

Luke, February 11 2019

Getting enough sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Sleep can either make or break your health and happiness, so it’s important to get the best rest possible. That can be easier said than done, however, especially once you reach your senior years. Make sure that you do everything you can to improve the quality of your slumber, however...

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senior care

How to get your best sleep in your seniors years

Luke, February 4 2019

Not only is sleep important to our health, but it’s also vital to living a happy life. That means that if you don’t get enough of it, you might find yourself feeling bad on multiple different levels. And that’s not the best way to spend your “golden years”, is it? Luckily, there are some things you can do to ensure that your sleep is both high qual...

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Alzheimer's

What is Memory Care?

Luke, January 28 2019

The amount of seniors with dementia is projected to double in numbers by the year 2040. One reason is the baby boomers will be creating the need for seniors needing treatment for dementia. The industry of senior care is already rising to meet these needs by adding Memory Care to facilities for the aged.

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Alzheimer's

Benefits of Gardening for Alzheimer’s Patients

Luke, January 21 2019

There are many benefits to gardening for Alzheimer's patients. Gardening is an activity which can produce a positive emotion in a person with Alzheimer's or dementia. Gardening involves all the senses and helps a person with dementia recall happier times. It also reduces stress, boosts energy levels which will help the senior get a good night's sle...

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Dementia

Art Therapy for Alzheimer's residents

Luke, January 14 2019

The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer's and is about 80% of cases of dementia. As the person ages, the symptoms become worse. When a person is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, loss of memory is mild, but as the disease moves to the late stage, communication ceases as well as responses to their environment.

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What Seniors Should Look for in a Mattress

Luke, January 9 2019

As we age and our bodies change, the products we use evolve with us—the types of shoes we wear, the eyewear we need, the brand of moisturizer we use. So why wouldn’t the type of mattress we sleep on evolve as our bodies adapt with age? It’s no secret that as we grow older our bodies become prone to physical ailments such as joint pain, arthritis, a...

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Alzheimer's

Weighted Blankets and Dementia Patients

Luke, January 6 2019

Weighted blankets can help with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s by easing depression, improving the quality of sleep and reducing anxiety. Alzheimer’s issues can cause a person to become anxious and agitated and have difficulty sleeping. How weighted blankets work There are some benefits and drawbacks to weighted blankets for Alzheimer’s and dementia p...

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Dealing with Denial

Luke, December 5 2018

When you notice your parent is becoming more confused or getting lost in familiar areas, what should you do? The first signs of dementia are apparent to you, but when you mention it to your loved one, they deny it. Part of the problem is that anosognosia may have occurred. Anosognosia is a word which means you parent has a lack of awareness that th...

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How to communicate with a person with Dementia/Alzheimers

Luke, November 27 2018

Dementia affects each person differently, but a common symptom is for the person to repeat stories or not being able to find the work they need to express something. other issues may be losing track of their thoughts, speaking in tangents, speech which is disorganized, reverting to a native language or even speaking less.

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Tips for Caring for people with Dementia

Luke, November 13 2018

When you’re a caregiver for a loved one who has dementia, the right attitude is essential. Educating about dementia and what to expect is realistic. It will permit you to maintain some control as a caregiver by knowing what is coming next. Always remember that a person with dementia can't control their behavior.

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