How to Start a Conversation With a Parent About the Benefits of Home Care

Accepting the truth that an aging loved one requires help at home can be tough. Even harder is speaking about the need for care with the older adult and getting him or her to acknowledge that assistance is warranted. If you have noticed changes in a loved one and you’re sensing the need to begin a discussion about the benefits of home care as a choice to maintain safety and independence in the home, try these conversation starters to raise the subject in a subtle, non-confrontational way. Read More...
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Tips for Caregivers of Dementia Patients

Sometimes, the most beneficial lessons in life come about by going through them firsthand; yet the wisdom we are able to glean from those who’ve walked a similar course before us is priceless. If you’re providing care for a family member with dementia and becoming a bit bogged down in this uncharted territory, the strategies below will help:

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Discover tips for caregivers of dementia patients from Hillendale Home Care.

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9 Alzheimer’s Communication Tips for Family Caregivers

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These Alzheimer’s communication tips help both caregivers and seniors.

Alzheimer’s disease is well known for its profound influence on the ability to effectively communicate. In addition to the disease affecting speech, it also causes difficulties in an individual’s ability to correctly use words, along with the understanding of the meanings of words. As the disease progresses into the later stages, using language as a way of communicating will become more challenging. Read more

Concord Home Health Experts Explain Anosognosia – the Unawareness of Dementia

“How could you possibly say that I have dementia? There’s not a thing wrong with me!” If a senior loved one with dementia expresses sentiments such as this, you might have thought to yourself that he or she was simply in denial and unwilling to accept such a difficult diagnosis. Read More...

Wheelchair Home Modifications for Elderly and Disabled Persons

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Learn tips from the Walnut Creek home care experts on how to make home modifications for wheelchair access.

Home is where the heart is, and it’s for that reason that so many people make the choice to remain at home through their golden years. But oftentimes wheelchairs become a part of life when individuals or those with certain disabilities lose mobility. This can be a unique challenge when it comes to making sure the home is a safe place. But a few home modifications for elderly and disabled persons can greatly improve safety. Read more

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Engage as You Age: Benefits of Social Media for Seniors

Staying social can be a challenge for older adults, especially those who are homebound or have limited mobility. The good news is that, as the internet, computers, tablets, and smartphones have become more prevalent than ever, the ability to keep seniors connected has greatly improved. Read More...

Is It Depression or Alzheimer’s? Hillendale Home Care Helps You Determine the Difference.

With Alzheimer’s disease becoming an epidemic the U.S., many people are hyper-aware of even the smallest memory-related or cognitive changes in their older loved ones. However, those cognitive changes may be a sign of something just as serious, but far more treatable — depression. Read More...

Hillendale Home Care Presents the Top 10 Alzheimer’s Warning Signs

There has been a lot about Alzheimer’s disease in the news for the past few years, and for good reason. The progressive, degenerative neurological disease for which there is presently no cure affects an estimated 35.6 million people worldwide. However, do you know what warning signs to look for in your loved one?   Read More...

Caring for Alzheimer’s – the Hidden Dangers

Imagine waking up in the morning in an unfamiliar place, unable to remember what your name is or how you got there. You struggle in vain to figure out the reality of your situation, but your memory is completely blank. Utter confusion turns into fear and anger, and you lash out emotionally at the stranger who is standing by your bed, talking to you in soothing tones. Read More...

The Connection Between Cynics and Alzheimer’s Disease

According to a recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association (Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address), as many as 5.4 million Americans today are living with Alzheimer’s, and that number is predicted to increase to 16 million by mid-century. Read More...