Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment


27 Jan 2020 Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment While some people may experience various forms of cognitive decline as they get older, in certain cases, that decline may eventually lead to dementia.  However, an intermediate diagnosis that sometimes applies to people as they age is known as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Anyone with an older loved one should be aware of MCI, and the potential...

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Neighborly Home Care Explores the Dementia and Depression Link


20 Dec 2019 Neighborly Home Care Explores the Dementia and Depression Link Are dementia and clinical depression linked? A growing body of evidence suggests so. This means that anyone who is providing care to an older adult or merely watching family members head into middle age should be wary of signs of depression. How Dementia and Depression Are Linked In the last decade, several studies from...

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When is the Time to Get Help Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia?


6 Dec 2019 When is the Time to Get Help Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia? Caring for a loved one who suffers from dementia can be a difficult task.  You can feel rewarded when a day goes well, but the nature of dementia is that things will only get harder as time goes on.  You should always remain aware of their current ability level, as well as your own ability to cope with the task. Knowing...

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Commonplace Prescription Medications May Be Increasing Risk of Dementia


20 Sep 2019 Commonplace Prescription Medications May Be Increasing Risk of Dementia A disturbing new scientific study recently revealed results which could have a major impact on anyone middle-aged or older, as well as anyone who is currently caring for an elderly loved one. The study, published in the well-respected journal JAMA Internal Medicine, showed a strong link between many commonplace...

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Physical Exercise Can Strengthen the Brain of Seniors Receiving Home Health Care Services in Philadelphia


8 Jun 2018 Physical Exercise Can Strengthen the Brain of Seniors Receiving Home Health Care Services in Philadelphia When providing home health care services in Philadelphia to seniors, one of the most important goals is helping to keep both their minds and bodies healthy.  As research shows, these things are more directly connected than many people realize and studies have shown that physical...

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Series on Dementia: Part 6: Home Care Providers Offer Tips on Ensuring Your Loved One Is Kept Safe


15 Jun 2017 Series on Dementia: Part 6: Home Care Providers Offer Tips on Ensuring Your Loved One Is Kept Safe Being a Main Line home care provider for a loved one with dementia is no easy task. From knowing the warning signs to keeping your family involved in the caregiving, caregivers have a huge number of considerations to keep in mind. However, without a doubt, one of the foremost concerns...

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Series on Dementia: Part 5: Family Meetings and Elderly Care Support in Delaware County


10 Apr 2017 Series on Dementia: Part 5: Family Meetings and Elderly Care Support in Delaware County Elderly care in Delaware County can sometimes be difficult, but perhaps never more so when dementia is a factor. As we have discussed in previous blogs in this series, dementia creates significant hurdles to overcome, from recognizing the warning signs, to properly planning for the progress of...

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Exploring Dementia, Part 4: Communicating with Loved Ones Who Are Experiencing Dementia


20 Mar 2017 Exploring Dementia, Part 4: Communicating with Loved Ones Who Are Experiencing Dementia For many who have loved ones with dementia, one of the most painful and difficult issues is simply the matter of communication. How do you talk to them? How can you be sure you are being understood? And most importantly, how do you help them feel like they still have a voice and a say in their...

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Exploring Dementia, Part 3: Advance Planning for Home Care, Medical and Legal Issues


16 Feb 2017 Exploring Dementia, Part 3: Advance Planning for Home Care, Medical and Legal Issues 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...

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Elderly Care in Bryn Mawr: Exploring Dementia, Part 2: Recognizing the Warning Signs


2 Jan 2017 Elderly Care in Bryn Mawr: Exploring Dementia, Part 2: Recognizing the Warning Signs 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...

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Home Care in Delaware County- Exploring Dementia, Part 1: Dementia and Its Different Forms


9 Dec 2016 Home Care in Delaware County- Exploring Dementia, Part 1: Dementia and Its Different Forms Neighborly Home Care in Delaware County knows that few topics are more uncomfortable to consider or discuss than the potential of a person losing their mental faculties due to age, injury, illness, or a combination of factors. Unfortunately, the situation outlined is a reality for millions of...

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Neighborly Home Care Warns Families about Medications Linked to Early-Onset Dementia


20 Nov 2016 Neighborly Home Care Warns Families about Medications Linked to Early-Onset Dementia November 20, 2016 – Bala Cynwyd, PA – Neighborly Home Care, a provider of professional senior home care in Bala Cynwyd, is greatly concerned about reports of medications that may increase early-onset dementia. Dementia is already a serious issue in senior care, and families should be careful to avoid...

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Neighborly Home Care Announces Major New Alzheimer's Study in Philadelphia


6 Oct 2016 Neighborly Home Care Announces Major New Alzheimer’s Study in Philadelphia 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...

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Elderly Care in Delaware County – Keeping Your Brain Active


10 May 2016 Elderly Care in Delaware County – Keeping Your Brain Active 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...

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If You Notice Signs of Alzheimer's, Professional Elderly Care Services Can Help


31 Mar 2016 If You Notice Signs of Alzheimer’s, Professional Elderly Care Services Can Help Alzheimer’s disease is an unhappy subject to think about, and is difficult on many levels, however, the disease is a reality for many. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 9 Americans suffers from the malady, and that includes roughly 1/3 of all Americans over the age of 85. Once a person...

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Elderly Home Care Agency, Neighborly Home Care, Assists with the Support of Loved Ones Living with Debilitating Conditions


22 May 2015 Elderly Home Care Agency, Neighborly Home Care, Assists with the Support of Loved Ones Living with Debilitating Conditions As we grow older, we often find that we need extra assistance for tasks and activities that were once easy for us. This is not an easy change to experience, which is why it is important for family members to be mindful of these changes in their older relatives...

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