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At-Home Dementia Caregivers Strategies in Rhode Island
At-Home Dementia Caregivers Strategies in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 29, 2019

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that about 15 million Americans are caring for senior loved ones with dementia. It’s a task done out of love that can have both wonderful rewards and unexpected challenges. Because dementia-related conditions are often progressive in nature, it’s important to have a good idea of how…

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Major Reasons for Developing Alzheimer According To 2019 Research in Rhode Island
Major Reasons for Developing Alzheimer According To 2019 Research in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 15, 2019

The exact cause of Alzheimer’s isn’t completely understood. Genetic predisposition and family history may play a role in its development, as can the accumulation of certain types of plaques and proteins in the brain. Here are some suspected causes of Alzheimer’s in 2019. Lack of Deep Sleep If your senior…

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What Visual-Spatial Problems Are Caused by Dementia in Rhode Island
What Visual-Spatial Problems Are Caused by Dementia in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on October 25, 2019

Seniors with dementia sometimes have visual-spatial difficulties, resulting in an inability to accurately distinguish between what’s actually there and what’s being seen by the eye and interpreted by the brain. For example, seniors with dementia may grab at the air because they perceive light coming in from the window as…

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Main Reasons Older Adults Develop Parkinson’s Disease in Rhode Island
Main Reasons Older Adults Develop Parkinson’s Disease in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on October 11, 2019

Even though the exact causes of Parkinson’s disease are still unknown, some of the world’s leading researchers have been able to identify the primary risk factors. A few of those risk factors are out of our control, but seniors can still do quite a bit to reduce their risk of…

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Activities for Increasing Memory Function in Aging Adults with Dementia in Rhode Island
Activities for Increasing Memory Function in Aging Adults with Dementia in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 27, 2019

Dementia can cause a slow decrease in older adults’ memory as well as their thinking and reasoning skills. The decreased memory could disrupt their daily lives, but there are steps seniors can take to slow the progression of dementia and reduce its symptoms. Below are some activities that provide memory…

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At-Home Respite Care for Seniors Defined in Rhode Island
At-Home Respite Care for Seniors Defined in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 13, 2019

Caregiving can be a demanding job, which is why family caregivers need to remember they’re never alone. They can take advantage of respite care services when family and friends are unable to help out. This option is beneficial for the emotional, mental, and physical health of older adults and their…

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Ways to Approach Caring for a Senior Loved One Who Has Dementia in Rhode Island
Ways to Approach Caring for a Senior Loved One Who Has Dementia in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 30, 2019

Family members intending to act as caregivers for elderly parents with dementia need to become as informed as possible about the symptoms and types of dementia their loved ones are living with. Being prepared eliminates some of the surprises in terms of behaviors caregivers are likely to encounter. There are…

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Fantastic Parkinson’s Brain Games in Rhode Island
Fantastic Parkinson’s Brain Games in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 16, 2019

Parkinson’s symptoms aren’t always restricted to physical challenges such as tremors. Seniors also encounter some issues with their cognitive abilities as the disease begins to generate changes in the brain. Fortunately, you can make home care fun by including these brain games for people with Parkinson’s in your aging loved…

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How Alzheimer’s Affects Different Memory Types in Rhode Island
How Alzheimer’s Affects Different Memory Types in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 26, 2019

The human brain contains billions of neurons that communicate with each other via many different chemical compounds known as neurotransmitters. As adults become older, some of the neurons may shrink or experience damage secondary to free radicals, high blood pressure, or elevated LDL cholesterol. The changes that occur during the…

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Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs Dementia Home Care
Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs Dementia Home Care
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 19, 2019

When caring for an aging loved one with dementia, family caregivers face a variety of challenges, including certain behaviors caused by the disease, which makes it difficult to provide adequate care. The Rhode island dementia care experts at Home Care Assistance have put together an infographic sharing some of the…

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