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Understanding Vascular Dementia

by Dan Bailey
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    As our parents and grandparents age, many of us cannot help but think of what conditions may affect them. Among those that prompt the greatest amount of concern is vascular dementia. Being fearful of a condition that affects the mind is understandable, but we cannot afford to be overwhelmed by that sense of dread. To […]

    What is Durable Power of Attorney?

    by Dan Bailey
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      The unpredictability of life incentivizes us to prepare for even the grimmest of scenarios. It’s why everyone should know more about the term durable power of attorney (DPOA) and how it can help us maintain some semblance of control even if things do take a turn for the worse. You’ve likely heard of the term […]

      Who Can Override Power of Attorney?

      by Dan Bailey
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        We want to be in complete control of our lives. Sometimes though, there are circumstances that prevent that from happening, which is why power of attorney (POA) can prove to be a highly useful legal tool. You probably have a general idea of what power of attorney is all about and why you may need […]

        The Best Foods That Fight Dementia

        by Dan Bailey
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          At this point in time, there is still no known cure for dementia. However, there are ways to prevent it, and one thing worth trying is to eat more foods that fight dementia. Before diving into how eating certain types of food can help in the fight against dementia, it’s worth taking the time to […]

          Dealing with Depression in Seniors

          by Dan Bailey
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            Depression can affect us all. You may initially develop the illness during your teenage years, or it could pop up later in life as depression in seniors is well-documented. To gain a better sense of how prevalent depression is, consider some of the facts provided by the WHO. According to the WHO, over 264 million […]

            Beware of These Early Signs of Glaucoma

            by Dan Bailey

              The world we live in is beautiful beyond words and is truly one worth marveling at. Unfortunately, not all of us will continue to admire the world around us, especially if we fail to recognize the early signs of glaucoma. How many of us are at risk of potentially losing our vision due to glaucoma? […]

              Best Dogs for Senior Citizens

              by Dan Bailey
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                If you are an older adult who loves dogs, you should not let your advanced years become a determining factor in your dog ownership. There are many dogs for seniors out there that will fit your lifestyle. For instance, if you live in an adult care facility, you need to find out if you will […]

                Improving Quality of Life for Dementia Patients

                by Dan Bailey

                  Dementia progresses through 7 stages of decline over a period of several years. During the first 6 stages, dementia patients are still capable of leading productive, satisfying lives. Some people think that once a person is diagnosed, they are no longer capable of doing any of the normal activities they once did. In reality, people […]

                  Easy Crafts for Seniors with Dementia

                  by Dan Bailey

                    For those whose lives have never been touched by dementia, it’s not always easy to recognize the positive impact a class in crafts for dementia patients can have, especially since some of the participants of an art and crafts class don’t remember what they’ve done minutes later. People who haven’t seen what dementia is like […]

                    Alzheimer’s Communication: How to Talk to Someone with Alzheimer’s

                    by Dan Bailey

                      Talking to someone with Alzheimer’s can be a frustrating task if you don’t take the right approach. Effective Alzheimer’s communication often takes a lot more effort than just talking for the sake of breaking the silence. Like any conversation, one with an Alzheimer’s patient is an opportunity to express their thoughts and feel important. It’s […]

                      What is Assisted Living & Is It Worth It?

                      by Dan Bailey

                        Because it is a less well-known service offered for elderly care, many people still often ask “what is assisted living?” Assisted living bridges the gap between fully independent living and various levels of round-the-clock care. It gives seniors an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of living on their own without most of the restrictions necessary […]

                        What Is Assistive Technology?

                        by Dan Bailey

                          The simple definition of assistive technology (AT) is “anything that makes life easier for people with disabilities.” They may use highly advanced technology like speech recognition software. They can also be as simple as a book with large print. Assistive technology for dementia patients helps patients remain independent and encourages social interaction longer. Depending on […]

                          How to Pay for Assisted Living for Your Loved Ones

                          by Dan Bailey

                            At-home care is the first choice for the majority of seniors but sometimes it is not the safest or most cost-effective option. Individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other progressive diseases do best with around-the-clock care, and this leaves many families wondering how to pay for assisted living for their loved ones. With proper planning, assisted […]

                            A Warning to Dementia Caregivers

                            by Dan Bailey

                              “No one else can provide the same quality of care to my loved one that I can give them myself.” Many dementia caregivers genuinely feel that they are the only ones who can care for their loved one. There are almost 15 million people in this country providing unpaid care to a person with dementia. […]

                              Hip Surgery Do’s and Don’ts

                              by Dan Bailey

                                Hip fractures in the elderly are a significant healthcare problem. Hip surgery is often recommended by doctors depending on the patient’s mental and physical capacity. With more than 90% of hip fractures occurring in people over the age of 65 years, conditions like osteoporosis and dementia often enter into the equation. People with dementia are […]