How Do You Tell if a Parent Has Alzheimer’s Disease?

by Dan Bailey

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most heartbreaking conditions that can occur to anyone. Long before the affected individual needs to be placed in an San Diego assisted living Alzheimer’s facility, the impact is often more pronounced on the person’s loved ones than it is on the individual with the disease. This is because the […]

When Is It Time for a San Diego Alzheimer’s Assisted Living Home?

by Dan Bailey

One of the most difficult decisions an adult child ever has to make is having to place their parent with Alzheimer’s in someone else’s care. A San Diego Alzheimer’s assisted living facility can help to make that decision an easier one. The focus on caring for Alzheimer’s patients ensures your parent will get the right type […]

How to Properly Care for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

by Dan Bailey

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is challenging. It is typically a fine line between caring from them on our own or located a San Diego Memory Care Facility.  It can be difficult to keep them calm and safe, and it can be exhausting to have to provide the level […]

Questions to Ask When Interviewing a San Diego Dementia Care Facility

by Dan Bailey

In the Process of interviewing a San Diego Dementia Care Facility? This comprehensive guide will arm you with the right questions to ask your prospective San Diego Dementia Care Facility. Take the time to clearly write down the specific needs of your loved one.  What type of environment do they need to thrive, what specific […]

Is it Alzeihmer’s or Dementia?

by Dan Bailey

Actually it’s called Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. ‘Dementia’ is an umbrella term,  Alzheimer’s being the most prevalent type of dementia.  The two most common types of dementia are Alzheimer’s Disease (apprx. 65%) and vascular dementia or those incidents caused by loss of blood to or in the brain – more commonly called strokes.  There […]

Finding a home for your loved one

by Dan Bailey

Feel free to print this out and use it.  Dan TO DO’S Identify homes that are geographically located close where you want the resident to live. Call each home and ask if there is availability. The ones that have openings, take a copy of this list and ‘show up’ for a visit. When you arrive, […]

Memory Care – What’s it all about?

by Dan Bailey

Memory Care refers to addressing the loss of memory and confusion of residents (at Lakeside Manor they are residents – not patients)  by the caregivers who are trained specifically in this type of care.  The loss of memory is frustrating and can contribute to anxiety, mistrust, fear and anger. The trained caregiver is fully aware […]

Alzehimer’s Myth

by Dan Bailey

Myth 1: Memory loss is a natural part of aging. Reality: As people age, it’s normal to have occasional memory problems, such as forgetting the name of a person you’ve recently met. However, Alzheimer’s is more than occasional memory loss. It’s a disease that causes brain cells to malfunction and ultimately die. When this happens, […]

Severe Alzheimer’s

by Dan Bailey

In late-stage Alzheimer’s, you may no longer be aware of where you are or remember your life history. Your physical abilities are also affected, and you may not be able to carry out simple tasks. You may: *Be unable to speak more than a half dozen words *Need help walking and later be unable to […]

Moderate Alzheimer’s

by Dan Bailey

This is the longest stage of Alzheimer’s. It can last many years — it’s different from person to person. As your Alzheimer’s evolves, your memory will get worse. You’ll have more trouble with language and thinking clearly. You may: *Not always know family and friends *Lose track of the day of the week or where […]

Mild Alzheimer’s

by Dan Bailey

The most common early symptom is trouble recalling something you just learned. In this early stage, you may also notice it’s a little harder to remember other things, make decisions, and find your way around new places. Other people may not notice your symptoms at first. You may find that you: *Forget where you put […]

Alzheimer’s Disease

by Dan Bailey

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but […]

Reminiscing

by Dan Bailey

Today we spent an hour after lunch reminiscing on our past. We learned quite a few interesting facts about one another.     * Harriette and Roland have been married for 68 years, and have no children together. * Claire was once a nurse, on her free time she enjoyed exercising and spending quality time […]