Monday, June 28, 2010

Keeping Track of Seniors with Alzheimer's in Allentown, PA

The e-mail alert shouted its message: "Missing Person with Alzheimer's. PLEASE HELP." It was sent to Alzheimer's Assn. chapters and to law enforcement officials within hours after an Orange County woman disappeared while on a short trip to visit a friend…

That story has a happy ending, but many confused seniors who become lost are never found again. The Alzheimer's Assn. estimates that 60% of individuals with Alzheimer's will wander at least once during the progression of the disease. Up to 70% of these individuals wander more than once, and up to several times. One study reported that nearly half of those not found within 24 hours die — usually from dehydration, exposure or injury.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

I just read an excellent article that I would like to share with everyone. Authored by Frena Gray-Davidson she is an expert on caregiving and families. She has written multiple books on Alzheimer's Disease and is a regular author of articles on the web. "Caregiver Siblings at War (Again)" provides you with insight to exactly what happens with siblings when Mom or Dad need care. All your siblings are glad you accepted the roll of caregiver. Now what does that mean for you? Read Frena's article to find out..."Caregiver Siblings at War"

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Your Risk of Heart Disease in Allentown, PA

Here is a good article that I found and wanted to pass on to you. For more assistance with an aging loved one in your life visit our website at

How to Turn Back the Clock When Your Blood Vessels Grow Old Before You Do

"A man is as old as his arteries."

–Thomas Sydenham, English physician, 1624-1689

This comment, made nearly four centuries ago, raises a provocative modern-day question: Do you know how old your arteries are?

It is a question gaining increasing attention as researchers look for more effective ways to communicate risk of cardiovascular disease to patients and to motivate them to make changes in their lives that can help prevent heart attacks, strokes and other serious heart-related problems later in life.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

How to Find Affordable Long-Term Care in Allentown, PA

A prolonged illness or chronic condition could end up being one of your biggest retirement expenses. Medicare pays for a maximum of 100 days of nursing home care before retirees must absorb the remaining cost themselves. However, depending on the level of assistance that you need, there are some inexpensive care options and ways to protect yourself from excessive long-term care costs. Here are a few ways to find affordable long-term care:

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

No, I'm Not Okay-I'm Losing My...

I came across this video and thought everyone would enjoy watching it. Caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease means you’re paying attention to a lot of different things. This informational session will help you re-focus on what the person with Alzheimer’s Disease wants you to know - and needs you to know.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

When Your Loved One Resists Care

Here is an article I found that is very helpful for caregivers who are struggling with the loved one they are trying so hard to care for. It offers other ways to look at the behavior to try to understand what our loved ones are trying to communicate to us. If you are a caregiver, and need help with an aging loved one, visit me at

“How many times has your mother refused to change her clothes? Has your father resisted getting out of bed? Has your wife pushed you away when you tried to brush her teeth? Many times a caregiver will be particularly frustrated by her loved one’s refusal to help himself. At times she can’t help but think that the person she cares for "36 hours a day" is going out of his way to make her miserable! The increasing irrationality of individuals with dementia makes it even harder on the caregiver.”

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Understanding Memory Loss in Allentown, PA

What is memory loss?
Memory loss is something we all experience in life. We forget familiar names, we cannot remember where we left our wallets and purses the previous evening, and we can’t remember everything needed at the grocery store without having a list. This type of memory loss is perfectly normal and as we age, such mild forgetfulness may start happening more and more.

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