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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fall Prevention Tips for the Elderly

by Dan Bailey

Each year, thousands of elderly people experience falls with more than half resulting in injuries. The high risk of serious injury and even death make teaching fall prevention vital to their well-being.  Mobility problems, along with vision and balance issues, are often blamed for the high statistics. While these all contribute to the overall numbers, […]

Dementia and Sleep: A Sleep Aid for the Elderly

by Dan Bailey

People with dementia often have problems getting a good night’s sleep. Scientists don’t really know the connection between dementia and sleep problems. They can only assume it has to do with the changes these diseases cause to the brain. Like many other symptoms of dementia, those affecting sleep vary from one person to the next. […]

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 […]

Behavior Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

by Dan Bailey

Every 65 seconds in the United States, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. But, medication and medical knowledge have advanced over the years, and there are several effective Alzheimer’s treatment options available today. This is good news because this disease has rapidly increased over the years. Between 2000 and 2011 alone, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease went up […]

KISS-CUT KOI

by Lani Calvert

KISS-CUT KOI Residents had fun making brilliant Koi fish with glitter in the craft class. Framed, they are worthy of either giving as a gift or hanging on the wall of their room to constantly remind them of something beautiful that they made themselves. Framed glittered Koi fish. At Lakeside Manor all residents have the […]

Memory Loss Medication Options

by Dan Bailey

Alzheimer’s disease currently affects over 5.7 million people and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Memory loss medication can’t stop or slow down the progression of this disease, but they can help manage many of the common symptoms that go hand in hand with it. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder […]

What Is Hospice Care?

by Dan Bailey

Learning that you or a loved one requires hospice care is devastating. There are lots of questions you want to ask, the main one being, “What is hospice care?” Hospice care is often recommended when a patient’s medical condition has reached its end stage. Therefore, it’s only natural to have questions about the processes, treatments, […]

Understanding Respite Care

by Dan Bailey

Everyone needs a short break to regroup and refresh themselves. If you’re wondering what is respite care, our guide can help. You’ll get time to relax, and your loved one will get an environment where they can thrive. What is Respite Care? By definition, respite means to take a short break or a time of […]

Diseases without Cures

by Dan Bailey

Does the term, “incurable diseases,” conjure up the frightening image of your doctor telling you or a loved one that you have only a few years or months to live? There are actually several different outcomes for those who are diagnosed with a disease without a cure. While it is true that many incurable diseases […]

Impacts of Dementia on the Brain

by Dan Bailey

The impacts of dementia on the brain are complex and not fully understood, but as medical researchers and doctors learn more, the medical community has been able to develop more effective methods to support those who are suffering. Dementia is a degenerative brain condition that affects millions of seniors here in the U.S. and around […]