There is no “normal” age for dementia to strike. It can’t be prevented, but the right care can help it to progress more slowly. One of the top reasons for home care services is they help dementia patients maintain independence and ultimately prolong their senior years at home with family rather than in a nursing facility. Here are some ways that professional caregivers provide support for people living with dementia.Continue reading
Category: Alzheimer’s Care
What Is A Silver Alert?
A silver alert is a warning sign for all sorts of emergencies, most commonly when there is a missing elderly person with an underlying medical issue. Silver alerts use the media and information from police departments to inform the public about the missing person. If you have any information that could help in finding these people, please contact your local authorities.Continue reading
Nursing homes can be a saving grace, or they can be the cause of worry and concern. Neglect, accidental death, mismanagement, substandard care—these issues reflect the worst of what nursing homes have to offer. An entire segment of the legal profession is focused on prosecuting wrongful deaths in nursing homes. In short, many families would feel more comfortable keeping their loved one at home. If only it were possible…Continue reading
Medication Management in Overland Park, KS
Looming large among issues facing seniors with memory loss is medication management. The opioid epidemic has affected the elderly community in a serious way. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has reported that between 2010 and 2015, elderly emergency room visits relating to opioid over-use have jumped 74%.Continue reading
Tim Tholen, CEO and Founder of Thoughtful Health Care and its affiliates in Kansas City hosted experts Michelle Niedens, Licensed Social Worker, and the director of My Alliance for Cognitive Health, a community-based program focused on early detection, provider partnerships, and education and Eric Vidoni, PT, PhD, Director of the Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core for the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center and a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.Continue reading
Got a case of the holiday blues? Rest assured you’re not the only one who doesn’t feel joyous when the holiday decorations go on display and the festive music begins to play in every Kansas City store and on every radio station. Many seniors feel sad around the holidays.Continue reading
Be a part of the solution and participate with us in World Alzheimer’s Awareness month in September. The Alzheimer’s Association has organized a group outing for the September 6th Kansas City Royals game.
Click on the following link to find out how you can help. Come cheer on our Kansas City Royals while supporting a great cause! ALZ-KCROYALS
Overland Park, Kansas – You just learned your parent has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. At first you might be relieved to get an answer as to why he or she is so confused, and then the reality of the disease hits you. How is the disease going to progress? What should I expect? How will I take care of my parent? Can he or she remain at home with in-home care, do I need a geriatric care manager to help me and the rest of the family with short term and long term planning or do I need to think about moving my parent to an assisted living or nursing home? Do I need an elder law attorney to discuss legal issues? Questions and fear of the unknown can make a stressful situation even harder to handle.Continue reading