How Do You Know It’s Alzheimers?

There are many different causes of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is just one of the most common. Some forms of dementia can be reversed. Unfortunately, despite recent medical advances, Alzheimer’s cannot. That’s why it’s crucial to pinpoint the exact cause of the symptoms. Expect your doctor to spend a great deal…

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Study Says Stroke Victims Taking Longer to Get to Hospital Prompt medical care needed for drugs to work There’s only about a four-hour window for getting a clot-busting drug that can effectively treat a stroke, but a new study shows that many stroke victims are still not getting to the hospital…

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Living with AMD People with age-related macular degeneration can make the most of their remaining vision with special training and technologies. Ask for a referral to a low-vision specialist for instruction on how to compensate for the vision that is lost. Many community organizations and agencies offer information and services…

Out And About: The Home Care Perspective – Home Care Services in Franklin, MI

Out And About: The Home Care Perspective Sadly, for many older adults, giving up driving means that their world becomes smaller, with a loss of independence and connection to the community. The term that was once used for homebound seniors—”shut-in”—isn’t far off the mark. Staying inside every day can lead…

Exercise and Alzheimer’s Disease – Home Care Services in Birmingham, MI

No matter what our age or health condition, physical activity is good for the body, mind and spirit. When a loved one is living with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss, exercise doesn’t become any less important. Inactivity can lead to muscle and joint pain, increased agitation, sleep disturbances, and…

Minor Ailments Linked to Alzheimer’s – Home Care Services in Bloomfield Hills, MI

As we age, those minor physical ailments – including sore feet, poorly fitting dentures and skin irritations – may turn out to be not so minor after all. A new study published in the journal Neurology has found that as problems not traditionally associated with brain health pile up, a person’s chance of…

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Fitness and Diabetes Sheri Colberg was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age four and as a child discovered how much better regular exercise made her feel. “Think of exercise as an extra dose of insulin,” she said. “It’s an alternate way to lower blood sugar naturally.” Her own experience…

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Planning for Retirement You’ve reached age 60, but are you financially ready to retire in the next 2 to 6 years? If not, you are not alone. A growing number of people will work well beyond retirement age, not because they want to, but because they have to in order to meet…

Home Energy Tips for Older Adults – Home Care Services in Farmington Hills, MI

Winter Warmth and Safety: Home Energy Tips for Older Adults Everyone appreciates a warm, comfortable home during the cold winter months.  Yet  with escalating energy costs many older Americans will find it a challenge to keep up with home heating bills this winter.  Higher heating bills can be overwhelming.  But with a…

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What is Adult Day Care? Adult Day Care Centers are designed to provide care and companionship for seniors who need assistance or supervision during the day. The program offers relief to family members or caregivers and allows them the freedom to go to work, handle personal business or just relax…