Today, we continue our series on dementia and how to deal with its presence in senior home care scenarios. Previously, we looked at causes of dementia, as well as recognizing common warning signs of dementia. Now, we will talk about what is potentially one of the most uncomfortable topics: planning for various medical and legal eventualities.
As part of our work providing elderly care in Bryn Mawr, we at Neighborly Home Care believe that people increasingly have the need for better understanding the causes and signs of dementia. We began this series of articles so that those with aging relatives know what to watch for, and how to deal with dementia when it appears.
October 6, 2016 – Ardmore, PA – Can Alzheimer’s be prevented among those identified to be at risk earlier in their lives? A new study called A4 being conducted in Philadelphia, and across the country, seeks to answer this vital question. The in home care experts at Neighborly Home Care want to ensure that Philadelphia and Delaware County residents know about their opportunity to participate in this potentially ground-breaking study.
One of the most unfortunate aspects of elderly care is dealing with dementia, and the slow degrading of mental processes associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. The process is stressful for both the loved one and the caregiver, with greater loss of facilities and abilities as it progresses.
While in most cases, we are unable to halt dementia entirely, we can slow it down. Many techniques and strategies have been found to have legitimate scientific value, delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s and helping to extend the senior’s quality of life considerably.
Based on extensive experience providing elderly care in Delaware County, Neighborly Home Care has several suggestions that can help maintain elderly mental processes during advanced age.
Delaware County Elderly Care Tips for Staving Off Dementia
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