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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.

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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.

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When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a form of dementia, one of the most common issues our in-home caregivers recognize is getting patients to fall asleep. Sleep problems and dementia tend to go hand in hand and are a common source of stress for dementia caregivers.

When your loved one has dementia and has trouble sleeping, it could affect your sleep as well. Making sure your loved one can receive the rest they need will have a positive impact during this time of their life. So, how can you better manage these sleep problems?

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It’s been said that there are two types of people: those who plan for retirement and those who don’t. Next on the timeline to planning for retirement is planning for elder care. Kansas City Home Care, award winning leaders in professional in-home care in Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Overland Park, Olathe, Mission Hills and Prairie Village, can make it easier. Here’s how.

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Safety is a priority for seniors in Kansas City, Lenexa, Leawood, Olathe, Lees Summit, Overland Park or North Kansas City. As our bodies age, we lose the resiliency we enjoyed when we were younger. So, a careful weighing of pros and cons when looking at long-term elder care is an important part of the planning process. Will our needs be met? Will our safety be insured? The aging experts at Kansas City Home Care would like to emphasize that our in-home care can reduce elder health risks by keeping a senior at home with a caregiver.

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Rest is crucial to people as they get older. Proper rest can stave off infection, helps with memory and cognition, and is vital to the feeling of wellbeing. Yet, elderly people trend toward changes in sleep patterns—some of these patterns are a result of medication interactions, and others have to do with the progression of a disease like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.

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Mobility has a few definitions. It can mean the ability to move. It can mean the ability to be mobile, aka, get around town. For seniors in Kansas City, Lees Summit, North Kansas City, Mission Hills, Johnson County, Shawnee, Lenexa and Olathe, mobility can mean the difference between being pain-free or bed-ridden. It can mean the difference between staying social and losing touch.

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Dementia is a progressive disease, for which there is no cure. Loved ones who are tasked with caring for people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy Body or other kind of dementia may experience stress-related illnesses and burn out, which is why the professional caregivers at Kansas City Home Care are here to help. We can arrange for part-time in-home memory care, or full-time, round the clock professional dementia care. Contact us to set up a professional assessment and find out more.

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