Alzheimer's Care

Friday, 10 August 2012

Understanding Dementia Care: Successful Interaction Strategies - Phoenix

Join us for a special seminar worth up to three (3) continuing education credit hours on understanding dementia care, Successful Interaction Strategies for Health Care Providers, presented by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. Teepa is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience working as a dementia care and dementia education specialist.

This session is designed to provide health care professionals with knowledge, skills, and strategies for providing help to people with dementia. The methods presented recognize losses and use retained abilities to promote optimal care and positive outcomes in interactions. Emphasis will be placed on helping learners to approach people with dementia safely and consistently, provide verbal support and responses that reduce distress, and improve social engagement. It will also focus on developing behaviors and habits that promote well-being and reduce the risk of negative interactions with people who have a dementing illness. The session will be very interactive with the goal of providing knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will change how the person with dementia is viewed and how care is offered.

Click here to learn more about why Desert Care Management will be attending this seminar.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Is forgetting to take your pills a thing of the past?

Don't forget to take your medication ever again
Peoria, Mesa, Ahwatukee, Sun City, AZ

Have you ever had a moment when you can't remember if you had taken your medication? Well, those days may be a thing of the past. The FDA has approved a Smart Pill that can track your medicine intake. A tiny silicon-based chip, place in the pill, containing trace amounts of magnesium and copper can be detected by a skin patch and then relay information to a smartphone. 

To read more about Proteus Digital Health's new chip-embedded pills click here

How much does it cost to care for my parents?

Elder Care Costs in Arizona
Phoenix, Glendale, Gilbert, Apache Junction, AZ

According to an article posted by npr, adults have been providing an increasing percentage of financial assistance to their parents in recent years. They have put together a chart to reveal the average costs and rates paid for various types of adult care around the country, according to the MetLife 2011 Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs.

Click here to view the chart