Dementia Care Tips: How to Help a Senior Who Refuses to Change Clothes

Taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia requires creativity, patience, and empathy, being able to step away from your own reasoning and logic and realize why a specific behavior is occurring, and then to determine how exactly to successfully manage it. That’s certainly the case with a senior who refuses […]

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Dementia Care Tips for Maintaining Senior Health During the COVID-19 Crisis

Providing help for an aging parent with Alzheimer’s disease is complex under the best of scenarios; mix in a global pandemic, one that calls for social distancing, masks, and meticulous sterilization of both ourselves and our home, and the challenge may seem insurmountable. All Care In-Home Care Solutions’ dementia care team offers the following tips […]

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The Best Gift You Can Give: Protection From Post-Holiday Senior Loneliness

The holiday season can be packed with a whirlwind of activities for the seniors we love. We often find ourselves wrapped up with family gatherings, holiday parties, religious events and services, and deciding on the perfect gifts for those we love. However, after the decorations are packed away and families have returned to the routine […]

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Two Treatments that Reduce the Worst Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
The most up-to-date Alzheimer’s statistics are worrying. The illness has become the 6th leading cause of death, rising above both breast cancer and prostate cancer put together. And though deaths from several chronic conditions, including cardiovascular illnesses, are declining, those from Alzheimer’s have jumped in excess of 100%. The toll the illness takes on family […]

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Medford Home Care Tip: Using Veterans’ Aid & Attendance for Senior Care

At All Care In-Home Care Solutions, we often hear from families that they assumed that as long as their loved one is covered by Medicare, all the costs for home care would be covered. Unfortunately, though, this is a common myth. As we outlined in a previous blog post, most families use private funds in […]

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How to Handle a Parent with Dementia in Denial

Senior man sitting on sofa
“How can you say I have Alzheimer’s disease? There is nothing wrong with me!” If you’ve ever heard a senior loved one with dementia frustratingly communicate this or a similar sentiment, it’s likely you have believed that individual was just in denial and not willing to come to grips with a tough diagnosis. The truth […]

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Senior Driving: Is It Time for Mom to Give Up the Car Keys?

Discussing an Elderly Parent's Ability to Drive a Car
It is among the more difficult decisions we face in later years, and a very sensitive subject for adult children to broach with their elder parents: surrendering the car keys. Driving ourselves, while offering an intrinsic sense of freedom and independence, may become extremely unsafe due to a variety of variables pertaining to growing older. […]

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When a Senior Loved One Has Dementia, How Do You Manage the Holidays?

Watching the holiday season through the lens of Alzheimer’s disease can seem to be anything but merry and bright. Family may be weighed down with caregiving responsibilities, and the disruption to routine may bring about more distress for a senior dealing with the effects of dementia. Nevertheless, with a little creativity and adjustment of expectations, […]

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