We communicate every day, especially with those we love. It is something that for most of us happens so naturally, effortlessly, that we can take it for granted. For seniors living with the advanced stages of dementia, that is not the case. Typically, most communication almost entirely ceases. For the loved ones around them, this heartbreaking side effect of dementia is a tough one to overcome. How can you connect with a person when you can no longer talk with them?
Whether this seems to be due to memory and thinking, versus physical limitations such as pain, shortness of breath or physical disabilities
Do you know how to manage the effects of Dementia? It is important to know how dementia develops and how crucial a healthy lifestyle plays into effect. We need to first understand the experiences of older adults that may lead to poor nutrition and eventually to dementia. We put together the best methods to curb the effects of dementia and enjoy more quality time with your loved one.
Historically, 2015 has been one of the biggest years yet for Alzheimer’s research with awareness efforts ramped up from Hollywood and Congress increasing funds by 60% in June. Now, included in a budget proposal an astonishing 50% increase in Alzheimer’s research is expected to pass in Congress before the year-ends.
OAKS SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR ALZHEIMER CAREGIVERS AND FOR OTHER TYPES OF DEMENTIA
Senior assisted living is a residential option for seniors who need help with some daily activities like traveling to appointments, cooking meals and maintaining the house. The decision to place your mother or father (or any relative or a loved one) into an assisted living facility is one of the toughest anyone can ever be asked to make. Senior assisted living can provide an array of personal care services to help lighten the load of a caregiver, Many communities help hem perform their day-to-day activities and also provide medical care. Alzheimer’s disease is common in people who are of the age 65 and above. The symptoms associated with the disease are: increased forgetfulness, confusion, loss of memory, declining ability to read and write, difficulty in concentrating and thinking, bad judgement and reasoning, the routine works may become a struggle and experiencing changes in personality and behavior. It becomes hard for patients and at times they are depressed and they tend to withdraw from the public. This may cause the care givers to go for support groups for help. Seniors assisted living comes in handy.
It’s Thanksgiving again! Millions of families across the country–and expats all over the world for that matter–are preparing themselves for turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, candied yams, and I won’t even mention the desserts! Year after year, it’s the same routine that we all know and love and stress over. That is, of course, until something or someone throws the routine for a loop. The common cause: an aging loved one, who is perhaps no longer the independent, lucid and physically capable person they’ve always been. No worries, you can create an enjoyable "Senior Thanksgiving" that your loved one will always remember.
Keeping activities for the elderly interesting and fun can prove to an enormous challenge for caretakers. Fall is the most nostalgic season, evocative of cool days spent picking apples, carving pumpkins, and walking through the woods. When older adults cannot do extensive amounts of physical activity due to health conditions, there are still a number of seasonal activities they can participate in. Here are just a few ways to celebrate the season and bring the outdoors indoors for your senior.
The use of music therapy activities in senior living communities is known to have positive effects on elderly people suffering from Alzheimer’s and other memory loss issues. Music has power—especially for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. And it can spark compelling outcomes even in the very late stages of the disease.
There comes a time when to consider assisted living and many people resist the idea of moving to an assisted living facility because it feels like a loss of independence. However, there are many levels of assisted living. We have ten reasons why it may be worth considering.
Finding Ways to Connect During Visits with Family Members & Friends Who Suffer from Alzheimer's
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Alzheimer is a form of dementia that generally causes a problem in memory, behavior and thinking. It is difficult to recognize the disease in its early stages and the behavioral changes are generally attributed to stress and aging. But in the course of time the problems become severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. It is one of the most common forms of dementia. More than 60-80% of dementia patients are diagnosed with Alzheimer.