Memory Care

Today Alzheimer’s disease is considered to be one of the most common causes of dementia and is estimated to be impacting around 5.3 million Americans. It is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that destroys brain nerve cells and disrupts the memory and thinking skills of the patient.  Although scientists still do not know what causes it, they believe […]

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It’s Halloween today and most of the seniors are looking forward to celebrating the day like everyone else is. Although it is often thought of as the children’s holiday, it can be fun for the elderly as well if the games and activities are designed where they can participate and enjoy. The elderly, their caregivers […]

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) engulfs a person mainly by the presence of sticky deposits of protein called amyloid that the human body makes naturally. But this protein tends to get accumulated in their brains in the form of a plaque in the Alzheimer’s patients. Beta-amyloid is the chief component of the plaques. As these plaques grow, […]

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Update 06/15/2014: Casey Kasem died early Sunday, June 15, 2014. “The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian,” his children Kerri, Mike, and Julie Kasem said in a statement. The wife of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem was served Friday with a California court order that temporarily suspends her powers to determine her […]

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What is the Lewy body dementia (DLB)? Lewy body disease is a kind of dementia.  It usually is because of the degeneration in the brain cells and is a decline in the cognitive abilities like thinking, memory, language etc. It is not a rare disease.  In fact it is estimated that it affects around 1.3 million […]

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Researchers have long trodden the paths to discover the ways to slow down and control the progression of Alzheimer’s disease but all their endeavors have been in vain.  Undoubtedly there have been a few prescription drugs and medications available; nothing has proven to be a potential treatment as of now. In December 2013 JAMA (the […]

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For all of us Mother’s Day is all about celebrating and honoring those influential individual’s who gave birth to us, sacrificed for us, supported us in every way and shaped up our identity. It is a day to rejoice and celebrate the life of our mothers but for some of us it can become more […]

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The American law bats for the patients’ rights to accept or to refuse the need of a medical treatment. It states that the patient should be aware and competent enough to make clear his consent or refusal regarding the medical procedure even before it begins. It is not only about the fulfillment of the special […]

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If you are looking for a senior living community and think that you have a hard time in finding information senior care communities such as Assisted Living Facilities, Memory Care Communities and Residential Care Homes in California, you are not alone. This is not a problem in CA only, but a major issue across the […]

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As Alzheimer’s or other dementia patients lose one ability after another, their caregivers face tests of stamina, problem-solving, and resiliency. It is crucial for caregivers to maintain their emotional and physical fitness. When finding caregivers through a home care agency, it is important to follow certain steps and evaluate certain factors to make sure that […]

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As discussed in the previous blog post on Choosing Home-care for Seniors with Dementia, it is important to carefully evaluate caregivers for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia to ensure adequate care. As the symptoms of dementia progress in seniors, they may need more care than can be provided at home. Deciding on moving a senior […]

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