depression and dementia

Differences and Similarities Between Depression and Dementia

A visit with mom recently uncovered several unsettling signs. Even though she’s always been awake and out of bed by 8 a.m., now it’s difficult to wake her before lunchtime. Rather than preparing an elaborate home-cooked meal, she prefers to merely warm up a can of soup; and can barely finish a small bowlful. Read More

Senior Caregiver Tip: What Not to Say to Someone Facing a Health Concern

Have you ever walked into the office or a get-together with friends or family and had a person say to you with great concern, “You really look tired today!” Although you may have been feeling relatively perky up until that moment, unexpectedly you actually DO feel worn out and rundown. Read More

Answers to Your Top Questions About Home Health Care

As we discussed in a previous blog post, moving from home to an assisted living facility is not always necessary, thanks to professional home health care services. If you’ve started searching for the ideal solution for a senior you love, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed and have a number of questions: Is home health care an option for Dad? Read More

Learn Best Practices for Managing Dementia Confusion

Dementia confusion, a typical occurrence in Alzheimer’s, can result in recent memories being forgotten or altered, while those from the more remote past often remain intact. This can cause previous occasions to make more sense to a senior with dementia than the present. Read More

Is It Alzheimer’s Denial or Anosognosia?

“Why would you think I have dementia? There isn’t a thing wrong with me!” If a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease expresses beliefs like this, you may have thought to yourself that he or she was actually in denial and unwilling to admit to such a challenging diagnosis. Read More
woman with grandmother assisting with mask

The Best Tips for Alzheimer’s Care During the Pandemic

Providing home care services for an aging parent with Alzheimer’s disease is often stressful under the best of conditions; mix in a worldwide pandemic, one that calls for social distancing, masks, and thorough sanitation of both us and the environment, and the challenge might seem insurmountable. Read More
Senior women at home.

Dementia Care from the In Home Care Experts

Although scores of senior loved ones are dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, an even greater number of family members are trying to cope with taking care of them. Surprisingly, nearly 75% of family care providers are managing their older loved ones’ dementia care needs alone, with only 26% reaching out for professional care support. Read More