It can be frustrating dealing with dementia, and communication strategies may not always be successful, particularly in the middle and later stages of the disease. Brain changes impact the ability to hear, process, and respond effectively to conversations, and it’s up to us, as caregivers to implement new approaches to communicating to more successfully connect […]continue reading
Welcome to our in-home care blog where you can find the latest medical news, information about senior health, care, finances, and nutrition, or simply learn more about home care in the Los Angeles area. This is where we keep you up-to-date with everything you need to know about caring for older adults.
Have you ever felt yourself preparing to bubble over with uncontrollable laughter at the most inopportune moment in time – in a packed elevator, a hushed waiting room, or a religious service? Although there are, of course, instances when we must control the silliness, author Jane Heller says that, “Humor can keep us balanced, even […]continue reading
There’s no question that it’s a wonderful honor to care for people we love. Family caregivers encounter a closeness and connection with those in their care that very often far outweighs the difficulties. But there are difficulties, such as a never-ending to-do list to make sure the senior loved one you are providing care for […]continue reading
While there are particular commonalities, Alzheimer’s disease affects each individual differently. Our highly trained dementia caregivers know, for example, that while one individual may take pleasure in being outside, someone else might be overloaded by so much sensory input and prefer a tranquil indoor environment. Someone may love a morning bath routine, while a measure […]continue reading
In Isaac Asimov’s opinion, “The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.” It’s an accurate depiction of many family caregivers when their loved one is diagnosed with a chronic condition, such as dementia. And while this could generate some measure of comfort in trusting that life can go on as it […]continue reading