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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Dementia Care: Huntington, NY September is World Alzheimer’s Month Alzheimer’s disease is defined as a form of dementia that affects a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior.  It is the most common form of dementia and accounts for about 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases, according to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org/Alzheimers-dementia/10_signs). The symptoms of Alzheimer’s…

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5 Signs Home Care is Needed

Home Care, Suffolk County, Long Island, NY: I often tell new clients and families when we start our home care services that this is a service that is always needed but never wanted.  The majority of our clients that start with our services have not utilized a home care service before and are often times…

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Thought of the Week – Taking Care of Priority #1

Elder Care in Huntington,  NY With spring underway it’s easy to start thinking about all things outdoors; gardening in the fresh air, summer getaways, beach days, and long walks around the neighborhood.  There’s an old saying that you cannot appreciate the sweet without the bitter and living in Long Island in the springtime is very…

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Alzheimer’s: Tips for More Effective Communication

  Alzheimer’s Disease gradually impairs the person’s ability to communicate. People with dementia have more difficulty expressing thoughts and emotions, as well as more trouble understanding others. Here are some tips to help in communication and understanding: • Learn to create a ‘kind voice’ – speak slower and lower, smiling. • To orient the person…

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Dementia Care: Communication Techniques for Professionals

Elder care in Huntington, NY: Dementia Communication Techniques for Professionals If you are a professional who works with older adults and their families, you have probably encountered challenges in communicating your message to a person afflicted with dementia.   Below are tips to help you overcome common obstacles in communicating and to learn to understand the…

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Elder Care Tips: Steps to Take Before Discharge to Reduce Chances of Hospital Readmission

Elder Care in Huntington NY: While it may not be something that you want to think about, if you are like many family caregivers you will encounter a situation that requires your aging parent to visit the hospital at some point during your elder care journey with her. This can be quite the upheaval in your routine, and many caregivers like to stop thinking about the situation and put it behind them as soon as their loved one is discharged.

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