Category 'Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care & Support'

What’s the Link Among Urinary Infections, Dementia and Falling?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common among elders with dementia. In persons with dementia, the risk of a UTI is higher, as their ability to take care of their personal hygiene diminishes.

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Alzheimer’s Complicates the Holidays; Keeping Aging Loved Ones Safe During Winter

The December edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter is now available! Below are descriptions of two articles you can find in the edition.

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Can Table Tennis Help Prevent Falls?

Table tennis is an activity that many elders participate in, regardless of physical ability. Aside from being enjoyable, playing table tennis can also help elders avoid falling. As a physical exercise, table tennis helps reduce the risk of falls.

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5 Things We Learned From Reagan’s Alzheimer’s and Thatcher’s Dementia

In what is considered his farewell address to the American people, former President Ronald Reagan penned a November 5, 1994, letter announcing his recently diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease, the irreversible neurological condition that is the most frequent form of dementia.

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Managing Medications Challenges Seniors; Why You Should Report Memory Issues to Your Doctor

These and other stories are in the October edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Technology Solutions for Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients

When it comes to technology, many older adults are skeptical about embracing it and uncomfortable learning how to use it. However, once seniors begin to use and integrate technology into their everyday lives, it can have a positive impact. Recent studies on seniors and technology from the Pew Research Center found that 59 percent of adults aged 65 and older go online and 77 percent use a cellphone. According to Pew, once seniors embrace technology, it can become “an integral part of their daily lives.”

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The Sandwich Generation Feels the Squeeze; Stress-Reducing Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

These and other stories are in the July edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Is the Rate of Alzheimer’s Declining? How to Relieve Back Pain

These and other stories are in the June edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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National Nurses Day Celebrates the Contribution of Nurses

National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year celebrates the contributions nurses make to our lives and communities. What would you do to honor nurses in America?

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When Families Disagree About Senior Care; Keeping Alzheimer’s Patients Socially Engaged

These and other stories are in the May edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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