Alzheimer's Care

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's...

Caring for Elderly | Alzheimer's | Dementia
Arizona, Gilbert, Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, AZ

There truly is nothing more heartbreaking than the day you realize it wont be long before one of your loved ones doesn't recognize you. How does one really prepare for such a moment...?

When you realize that caring for a loved one suffering with Dementia or Alzheimer's is going to require help... please consult with a professional care manager first. An experienced care manager in Arizona will be able to save you time, money and heartache by connecting you with trusted local resources. You are not alone... there are abundant resources available to help you plan for the future care of your elderly loved ones.

Here is a good article on Caring for aging loved ones: click here

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Elderly Drivers Balance Independence and Safety

Elderly Driving | Elderly Independence
AZ, Gilbert, Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Arizona

We recently found this great article about elderly drivers maintaining independence:

Having to deal with and adjust to change is a scary and difficult ordeal, especially after you have done something for 45 years or so – like driving in Arizona. As we age, we must realize that changes in our bodies can affect our driving ability and we may need to consider care management or a care plan.

Growing older means that our coordination is not as sharp and the ability to be flexible is limited; also our strength in general is reduced.

Aging does not mean that elderly drivers automatically loss their ability to drive; but some modification might be necessary. These tips for elderly drivers will help them remain safe on the road and keep elderly drivers independent longer:

To read the entire article click here

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Rising Cost of Elder Care in Arizona...

Elder Care Expenses | Affording Cost of Parents | Elder Care Management
Arizona, Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe, AZ

With Medicare and Medicaid constantly changing their coverage, more and more families are struggling to provide adult or elder care for their aging or disabled loved ones in Arizona. Planning for the future is imperative for all families with aging parents or relatives.

Make sure to consult a qualified Care Manager in Arizona before trying to take on the weight of this responsibility yourself. An experienced Care Manager will guide you through the care planning process and share valuable resources with you and your family so you can make the best decisions for the care recipient. Your aging loved ones deserve the best possible "quality of life" available.

Here is a great article on Elder Care Expenses.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Are Your Elderly Parents Eating Well...?

Nutrition for Elderly | Elderly Health Issues | Senior Health
Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Arizona

A relatively large portion of the population in Arizona are seniors. This means that many Arizona families are involved in caring for aging parents or loved ones. Sometimes we don't pick up on the signs of poor eating habits in our elderly loved ones. We recently read a great article about nutrition for seniors and wanted to share it...

Eating well is important at any age. But health issues and physical limitations sometimes make it difficult for seniors, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, to get the nutrients they need for a balanced diet. Poor nutrition and malnutrition occur in 15 to 50 percent of the elderly population. - Read Entire Article Here