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Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Tweet How would you react if your mother insulted your efforts to try and help her? Just this past weekend I had an exasperated daughter call, looking for help. Her mother fell and had to go to the emergency room. They recommended that she go to a rehab but she was determined to go back [...]

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Tweet Mary Maxwell is back! She tackles those pesky house rugs and mats. Mary is hysterical, as usual, as she makes great fun of this subject but falling is anything but a joke for seniors. Keep active, practice balance exercises, get your calcium, use good lighting, outfit house with grab bars, monitor your medications, get [...]

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Tweet Did you know that nearly 40 percent of chronically ill older adults in the U.S. live alone? What’s more, a majority of those who are married have spouses with at least one chronic illness that can affect their ability to provide support. That’s according to a University of Michigan study published in the journal [...]

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Tweet On Tuesday, January 8, All Things Considered on National Public Radio aired a story featuring the Home Instead Senior Care Alzheimer’s CARE training program. As part of the story, reporter Ina Jaffe attended a family caregiver workshop hosted by John Moser, franchise owner in the Los Angeles area. All Things Considered is the fourth [...]

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Tweet The holidays are frequently a time of introspection. I’m always reminded that as one lies dying, they are not thinking about how they wished they could have gotten a couple more minutes in at the office. Relationships are what make us human. Take this time of year and pay more attention to people than [...]

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Tweet What are some of your favorite memories? Some of my most ‘feel good’ memories are listening to the sound of trains, singing at a Redskins football game (when I was 16), having babies and laughing until my cheeks and my sides hurt when I’m with my family. It’s funny though because my girls don’t [...]

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Tweet Live Chat with expert Dr. Amy D’Aprix November 30, 2012 at 1 pm PST Register now to attend at: https://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/alzheimers-dementia/family-caregiver-alzheimers-training/live-chat/ and – receive a free Alzheimer’s emergency kit – get a chance to win a caregiver package This chat will begin with a brief introductory webisode featuring Alzheimer’s behavior management resources and tips from [...]

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Tweet November is National Alzheimer’s Month. One of the many reasons that I started this business was because of my grandmother, Sylvia. She lived to be 94 after losing her husband about 15 years earlier and two sons and one daughter preceded her in death. I actually lived with her most of my senior year [...]

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Tweet OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 16, 2012 – Melissa Vaughan , a multiple sclerosis sufferer who retired early to provide constant care for her mother who has Alzheimer’s disease, is the winner of the Caregiver Cruise Giveaway Contest sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network. In an unusual twist of [...]

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Tweet Are you worried about your loved one’s driving safety? Statistics show older drivers are actually the safest on the road. A report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety may help give you some peace of mind. In 2009, the latest year for which data is available, motor vehicle crashes account for less than [...]

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