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3 Differences Between Age-Related Forgetfulness And Dementia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Of the many changes that appear during the senior years, forgetfulness is one of the most common. While age-related memory lapses are to be expected, dementia is a cause for concern that needs to be treated. So here are 3 ways to tell the difference between the two issues.

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Is There A Connection Between Sleep Apnea And Alzheimer's?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Among the many diseases that Americans are affected by, 18 million deal with sleep apnea and 5 million suffer from Alzheimer's. For both illnesses, a large portion of sufferers belong to the aging population. Here are some facts about each of these conditions, along with a possible connection between the two.

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Preparing For Future Care Costs of Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that causes a heartbreaking loss of memory and cognitive function. Along with that, the care costs may significantly increase previously existing financial responsibilities. If your Mom was recently diagnosed, now is the time to start preparing for both imminent and long-term care costs. Here is some of what you can expect.

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How to Manage Agitation with Alzheimer's Patients at Home

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

When you have a senior loved one with Alzheimer's in your life, it's important to know what to say and do, as well as what not to say and do when they get agitated. This will help to keep them calmer so they can resume normal activities.

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Behind the Business Card

Posted by Bill Archinal on Jan 9, 2013 8:54:00 AM

 Late Monday night Lori, one of our Care Managers, received a call from paramedics at the home of a man who was scared because he woke up and found himself alone. The gentleman’s wife thought it would be a good time to go to the drug store while her husband was sleeping because she knows his dementia causes him to worry a great deal when he is alone. Of course, he woke up while she was gone so he decided to call 911. The paramedics could get little information from him so when they saw a business card from Kathy, another Care Manager, they decided to call our office. Between Lori, Kathy and the paramedics it was determined that the man was not a client of ours. The business card was left in the home by a nurse from a home health agency. She had told the wife that her husband needed more help and Caring would be a good place to call. As a result of the 911 call and our business card being visible we now have this gentleman as a client.

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