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. […]

        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 […]

          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 […]

                    Advance Care Directives and End of Life Resources

                    by Dan Bailey

                      When you are nearing the end of your life, you have a number of advance care directives and other end of life resources available to you. This can help to ensure that you are cared for in your later years in the manner you prefer, even if it reaches the point where you are unable […]

                      San Diego Memory Care and the Seven Stages of Dementia

                      by Dan Bailey

                        Understanding the symptoms associated with the various stages of dementia will help you make the decision about the right time to seek San Diego memory care for your loved one. Early on, it is easy to miss the signs of dementia, especially when the person lives alone. People often refer to the “early stages of […]

                        Nine Top Risk Factors for Dementia

                        by Dan Bailey

                          Dementia is a broad term that refers to overall cognitive decline, including Alzheimer’s disease. There are many risk factors that can increase a person’s likelihood of developing the condition later in life. It is important to note that risk factors are not causes; just because you have one or more risk factors does not necessarily […]

                          Respite Care San Diego | Everyone Needs a Break

                          by Dan Bailey

                            One of the most difficult things for a caregiver to do is to take time out for self-care. Making the decision to include Respite Care San Diego into your care plan could be one of the best things you can do for your loved one and yourself. Dealing with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s […]

                            2017 Christmas Activities

                            by Dan Bailey

                              We celebrate the holidays every year at Lakeside Manor. Check out some of the fun activities we did this year to show residents a great time! Santa Hats, Holiday Sweaters and Christmas Cheer! Great Group Shot! Holiday Arts and Crafts Time! Painting and Holiday Fun! Wishing you a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year! -Lakeside […]

                              Choosing a Dementia Residential Care Home

                              by Dan Bailey

                                Choosing a dementia residential care home is not something a person usually does for themselves. The fact that they are often looking for a place for a loved one to live out the rest of their lives makes it even more challenging. Even when you know your loved one’s condition means they are no longer […]