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Alzheimer's Care in Cinco Ranch TX: Talking About the Elephant in the Room

Talking About the ‘Elephant in the Room’: When the Topic of Alzheimer’s Comes Up with Family

By Donna Wrabel | Jul 23, 2018

An aging family member may have been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It’s a difficult topic to discuss, and one in which most people have no prior experience. Unfortunately, far too many families have a tendency to gloss over the topic or try to not ‘talk about it’ for the time being. They don’t want to…

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Alzheimer's Care in Far West Houston TX: End of Life Wishes

Have You Discussed End of Life Wishes with The Senior Dealing with Alzheimer’s?

By Donna Wrabel | Feb 26, 2018

Alzheimer’s is a terminal disease. Currently there is no cure and the average life expectancy is between eight and 10 years, upon diagnosis (Alzheimer’s Association). During the earliest years after diagnosis, an elderly person and his or her family may be positive for the most part because the memory loss that begins to impact daily…

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Alzheimer's Care in Sugar Land TX: Do Alternative Treatments Exist?

Are There Any Worthwhile ‘Alternative’ Treatments for Alzheimer’s?

By Sid Gerber | Sep 25, 2017

People are often looking for alternative treatments for any number of serious ailments. There have been numerous stories about men and women who have been diagnosed with certain diseases and told by doctors there’s nothing more they can do. They are encouraged to seek the right support and consider hospice for the months ahead, but…

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Keeping Up with Current Times Can Help Those with Alzheimer’s

By Donna Wrabel | Aug 23, 2017

The political and even economic times around the world seem to be in great turmoil. It certainly seems like something to avoid, especially for those who may be prone to anxiety, whose risk of a heart attack, stroke, or other serious medical emergency is elevated. What about for a person who has been diagnosed with…

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Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

By Jessica Lener, MSN, RN | Jul 21, 2017

Alzheimer’s Care: When Ronald Regan announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994, he joined one of approximately 2 million American’s suffering from this degenerative brain disease (Rothman, 2016). A little over twenty years later, we now have more than 5 million people who have been diagnosed and are in various stages of the disease process. Prolonged life expectancy, the number of baby-boomers reaching an older age, and the advances in science and early detection have all contributed to this increase. 

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Home Care for Seniors in West Houston TX: Vacation Planning

If You’re Planning a Summer Vacation, Home Care at Your Destination Will Help

By Mark Haselden | May 19, 2017

Are you planning a summer vacation? If you are, it can be exciting. After all, you’ve been working hard all year long and simply can’t wait to get out and enjoy some time away. However, you might also be responsible for taking care of an elderly family member. As a family caregiver, how can you…

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Caregiver Stress in Pecan Grove TX: Summer Vacations

It’s Time to Begin Thinking About Summer Vacations If You’re Caring for an Aging Parent

By Mark Haselden | Apr 19, 2017

Summer is just around the corner. We may have just entered spring and for some parts of the country winter doesn’t seem to want to let go. However, even though summer still might feel like a long time in the distance, it’s going to be here before we realize it. That means for those who…

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Alzheimer's Care in Spring Branch TX: Uncomfortable Situations

Incontinence and Alzheimer’s: How to Cope

By Mike Willett | Apr 17, 2017

Alzheimer’s disease can be overwhelming for some people to deal with, at least when they are first diagnosed. Once they have an opportunity to absorb the shock of that diagnosis, they could begin focusing on their future. Getting the right level of care for somebody with Alzheimer’s as early as possible is absolutely essential to…

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Alzheimer's Care in Sugar Land TX: Planning for Vacation

Make Travel Plans Now for Summer When Supporting Someone with Alzheimer’s

By Sid Gerber | Apr 14, 2017

Even though spring has just started, it’s time to think about summer plans. This is especially true when you are providing care and support for somebody with Alzheimer’s. Dealing with this disease is going to be challenging and the struggles are going to increase as time marches on. Many family members are the ones who…

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