Category Archives: Dementia
Can I Recognize Signs of Dementia?
More than 50 million people around the world have dementia, and 10 million more are diagnosed each year, according to the World Health Organization. In fact, one in 10 Americans 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. KSL.com’s recent article titled “11 signs of dementia everyone should know” says that… Read More »
What Steps to Take when Dementia Begins
Covid-19 has made travelling more difficult, so holiday visits this year may not be the same triggering event they were in the past. However, even an online holiday visit can reveal a great deal of change, reports a recent article “Elder Care: When the children don’t notice” from The Sentinel. An elderly spouse caring… Read More »
Are Alzheimer’s and Dementia the Same Thing?
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a group of symptoms that affect memory, communication abilities and activities of daily activities. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. It affects roughly 60-80% of the people with dementia. Alzheimer’s is a specific disease, and dementia is a syndrome or category, explains The Advocate… Read More »
How Should I Go about Researching Assisted Living Facilities?
This can be a daunting task because there are so many different types of facilities to care for aging seniors. Each type has different services and accepts different payment sources. US News & World Report’s recent article entitled “What Is the Best Way to Research Assisted Living Facilities?” says that there are plenty of… Read More »
Does Sleep Help with Alzheimer’s?
The brain is the center of the nervous system and controls thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, respiration and every process that regulates your body. As we age, it becomes increasingly important to care for the brain — especially to prevent conditions, like Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Considerable’s recent article entitled “Deep… Read More »
What’s the Difference Between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living?
US News & World Report’s recent article entitled “Nursing Homes vs. Assisted Living” explains that a big question is determining what type of facility is the best fit. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), long-term care residences include: Assisted Living Facilities Nursing Homes Board and Care Homes; and Continuing Care Retirement Communities…. Read More »
Could a Polar Bear Plunge Help with Dementia?
A “cold-shock” protein has been discovered in the blood of regular winter swimmers at London’s Parliament Hill Lido. The protein has been shown to retard the onset of dementia and even repair some of the damage it causes in mice, according to a report in the BBC’s recent article entitled “Could cold water hold… Read More »
Preparing for the Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease
The impact of these diseases will not just be on the individuals, but on their spouses and families. Surveying 1, 000 mass affluent and high net worth families currently caring for relatives with cognitive decline, the study found that the lifetime direct and indirect costs can be more than $750, 000. A recent article… Read More »
Estate Planning for a Second Marriage and Blended Family
It takes a certain kind of courage to embark on second, third or even fourth marriages, even when there are no children from prior marriages. Regardless of how many times you walk down the aisle, the recent article “Establishing assets, goals when planning for a second marriage” from the Times Herald-Record advises couples to… Read More »
Can I Afford In-Home Elderly Care?
Staying at home isn’t always affordable, according to a recent US News and World Report article. The article, entitled “Can You Afford In-Home Elderly Care?”, says about 80% of seniors are concerned about being able to afford home health care costs, based on a 2019 SCAN Health Plan survey. Paying for personalized in-home senior… Read More »