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Real Life Wins An Oscar With Dementia Awareness

The 2015 Oscars will be remembered for bringing early onset dementia to the big screen & helping creating awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association® helped to bring the book “Still Alice,” by Lisa Genova, into theaters by providing expert advice about the disease to its filmmakers. The movie tells the real-life story of a Alice, played by

For Better Or Worse: Caring For A Spouse With Dementia

In my early years of being in home care, I received a phone call from an elderly man looking for help with his wife, who had moderate to severe dementia.  He explained to me that he owns a cattle farm, which requires a lot of his attention, but his wife’s condition was demanding so much

Healthy Aging – 7 Ways to Love Your Brain

Healthy aging includes ensuring a healthy brain so that your entire body ages well. Brain Facts The Brain Shrinks with Age – as we age our brains shrink; especially the frontal lobe and the hippocampus (see above image). These areas are used for complex mental activities, planning, basic learning, and memory. White Matter – the

Diagnosed and Living with Scleroderma

Are you living with scleroderma? If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed and living with scleroderma, it’s time to learn how have quality of life despite the symptoms. Hopefully you’ve read our informative article on “What Is Scleroderma” to find out some facts. Living With Scleroderma – quality of life It is

Summer Storms and Safety

Summer storms can present problems for anyone, but for seniors and those homebound it can be very frightening. A summer storm can quickly change conditions around us. Keep In Contact Family members don’t always live close enough to check on loved ones during bad weather; sometimes roads may be closed due to heavy damage in

Dehydration in Seniors

Dehydration Isn’t Just a Summer Problem A recent article reported that seniors are five times more likely to be suffering from dehydration when coming from a nursing home to a hospital for a health issue. The biggest reason for this problem of senior dehydration was that those in the home were thought to be given

Take a Stand to Prevent Falls

Each year the National Council on Aging uses the beginning of the fall season (September 23rd this year) to remind us that there are ways you can prevent falls; living life “falls free.” The 2015 theme for Falls Free is Take a Stand to Prevent Falls. Why Falls Free Living is Important Every year 1

Cataracts – Know The Facts

June is National Cataracts Awareness Month and while most of us have heard of cataracts, we don’t necessarily have a true understanding of what it is and how it can be treated. Cataracts is the clouding of the lens of your eye and is only treatable with surgery. Symptoms of Cataracts Blurred Vision Sensitivity to

Common Reasons Why Your Elderly Loved One Resists Home Care

If you have an elderly family member or friend who is resisting any type of in-home care, you are not alone. Most senior citizens prefer to stay living at home, but this can be a challenge for those who may have cognitive or physical issues.  You may recognize that your loved one needs assistance at

Tips on Senior Safety At Home

  Often, those who are disabled, aged, or simply alone fear being unsafe in their own home. Home is the place you should feel the safest. Crime Statistics Because our office deals with caregiving in Baltimore, MD and surrounding areas we provided statistics specific to the area we serve. You need to be informed in