Tag: alzheimer’s

Home Care – It’s about Relationships

The older adults we serve develop relationships and grow close to their caregivers. The same is true for caregivers. The situation often evolves into a quasi-grandparent/grandchild relationship.

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What is the Goal of Home Care?

The goal of home care is to help people maintain and maximize their independence. Ideally, it should facilitate a person being able to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible in the setting of their choice – their home. Clearly, independence can mean different things in different circumstances.  To a person recovering from a hip replacement, independence might mean something entirely different … Read More What is the Goal of Home Care?

Finding Freedom at Home

Finding Freedom at Home: The Ultimate Guide to Home Care is a new resource for families who are exploring home care options for an aging parent. Written by home care expert Sam Sellers, “Finding Freedom at Home” will serve as a saving grace to the millions of adults exploring care and living assistance options for their aging parents.  While institutionalization was once commonplace, the … Read More Finding Freedom at Home

Thanksgiving with Alzheimer’s

My favorite holiday of the year is fast approaching.  For my family, it has always meant enjoying a feast of a meal.  I have memories of moving from the “kid’s table” to the “adult table.” These days, I help prepare plates for my youngest son and monitor to ensure accidents and spills are kept to a manageable level.  But what about those families who … Read More Thanksgiving with Alzheimer’s

Fall Activities for Older Adults

Fall has always been my favorite time of year. The season change brings new sights, smells, flavors and the excitement of the holiday season.Active aging involves…staying active. The fall season presents many opportunities and we wanted to share a few that older adults could enjoy, regardless of most physical or cognitive issues or where they might happen to call home. 1)    Go for a … Read More Fall Activities for Older Adults

3 Common Problems Experienced by Seniors Living Alone

Too much alone time can be dangerous and discouraging for seniors.  Injury threats are also at their worst when older adults are living without support.  Consider these and other potential problems that can occur from your senior loved one living alone, and speak to Home Helpers about in-home care today: 1. Physical Injury Decreased physical ability can be a natural part of the aging … Read More 3 Common Problems Experienced by Seniors Living Alone

Alzheimer’s Tips

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be one of the most difficult challenges a person will ever encounter.  The following tips can help smooth the experience: Don’t argue with the sufferer — agree with them even if it seems completely silly, and live in the reality of their moment. Don’t use logic or reason — Alzheimer’s suffers rarely respond well to … Read More Alzheimer’s Tips

Keeping brain sharp may ward off Alzheimer’s protein

http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/hub.1326407570.htmlPeople who challenge their brains throughout their lifetimes — through reading,  writing and playing games — are less likely to develop protein deposits in the brain linked with Alzheimer’s , U.S. researchers said on Monday. Check out the full story, here.  

7 Signs Santa Has Alzheimer’s

Home Helpers has served the home care needs of hundreds of older adults in Little Rock and surrounding communities.  Many of the people we serve are living with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia.  We couldn’t help but get a chuckle out of this humorous but poignant article by Paula Spencer Scott of Caring.com, so we had to share… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com … Read More 7 Signs Santa Has Alzheimer’s