Dementia is a common form of memory impairment that affects more than 5 million Americans a year, and it can be difficult to think about it happening to our own parents. Fortunately, there are communities set up to help support seniors dealing with dementia. These communities and the care they provide are called memory care. […]
When is it Time for Memory Care?
For the millions of Americans with dementia, there eventually comes a time to have a conversation about memory care. Memory care is a type of assisted living designed for people with cognitive issues such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, or Parkinson’s. Conversations about memory care can be difficult and emotional for both you and your loved one, […]
What are the 7 Stages of Lewy Body Dementia?
When people talk about dementia, they’re not referring to a single condition. Instead, dementia is an umbrella term for various progressive neurological disorders that tend to require a form of specialized care. The most common type of progressive dementia is Alzheimer’s, but coming up right behind it is Lewy body dementia (LBD). According to the […]
Mushroom Extract, Coconut Oil, and Olive Oil: Common Alzheimer’s Prevention Myths
Many home remedies and herbal supplements are rumored to be memory aids for seniors. Although medical researchers are still searching for treatment solutions, many homebrewed prevention methods lack definitive evidence. Common Alzheimer’s prevention myths, like mushroom extract, coconut oil, and olive oil, are not supported by substantial medical research. However, some memory care methods can […]
Short-Term Senior Care: When to Access Respite Care
If your loved one needs extra support for a short period, you don’t need to commit to senior living or full-time housing. Short-term support is available through respite care. While respite care can benefit your loved one, when should you access it? Continue reading to learn more about respite care, including what it is, what […]
How to Get Power of Attorney for a Parent with Dementia￼
Caring for a parent with dementia can be complicated, and seeking help is nothing to be ashamed of. The first step is finding the right community for your loved one and the ideal lifestyle that meets their needs. Let’s explore what dementia is, some symptoms, and how to get power of attorney for a parent […]
Memory Aids for Seniors￼
Transitioning into a new stage of life can bring new experiences and challenges. Memory loss and cognitive issues can be some of these challenges as your loved one ages. Finding the right community and ideal lifestyle is essential to help your loved one adjust and feel at home. Memory challenges can be something your loved […]
Is Neuropathy a Symptom of Parkinson’s Disease?￼
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological or brain disorder caused by impaired nerve cells. Its symptoms include shaking, stiffness, and tremors. These begin gradually but worsen, where support and care are eventually needed. A custom memory care experience can benefit people with Parkinson’s disease. Neuropathy, or sometimes peripheral neuropathy, is damage to the nerves that carry […]
Can a Plant-Based Diet Help Parkinson’s?
Food is a powerful and underrated medicine. Eating the right foods can even help manage Alzheimer’s, so one might wonder what other conditions or diseases a diet can help. Even if our diet can’t cure something, we can certainly still reap the benefits. When considering an independent or assisted-living home, it’s important to find out […]
How to Avoid Alzheimer’s with Food
Alzheimer’s disease can be scary and challenging to deal with. Finding the right community and lifestyle for your loved one can help navigate Alzheimer’s. It’s essential to practice good dietary habits in all stages of life but especially as you age. Let’s take a closer look at Alzheimer’s disease and how your dietary choices can […]