Elderly Self-Neglect

Self-neglect is a  growing problem among seniors Self-neglect among the elderly is a growing problem that commonly goes unreported, according to a new survey of eldercare experts. The survey which was conducted by the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) finds that self-neglect among seniors is the most common form of elderly abuse/neglect Read More

Some People With Alzheimer’s Will Wander

You can’t know when it will happen, however, it is common for a person with dementia to wander and become lost; many do repeatedly. According to Medic Alert (live 24-hour emergency response service), over 60% of those with dementia will wander at some point during the course of the disease. Wandering can be dangerous – Read More

Holidays are a good time to evaluate your loved ones health care needs

The holidays are fast approaching and a great many people are already making plans to visit their cherished family members. During this special time, millions of families will see just how much change a year can make in their family- how children have grown, or how relatives have aged. With holiday reunions come an opportune Read More

Make a Hospital Stay Easier for Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Since physical problems increase with age, the likelihood of hospitalization also increases. If your loved one has Alzheimer’s or Dementia a hospitalization can be disruptive and frightening. Keep in mind that hospitals are not typically well-designed for patients with dementia, in many cases, hospital staff have limited training in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias which Read More