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How to Spot a Bad Nursing Home

At Senior Care Society we understand the decision of choosing a nursing home for your loved one is a very difficult one which is often fraught with guilt, worry and trepidation. But none of those feelings need be a part of choosing to provide the necessary care your loved one needs, but you are no longer able to provide. However, as it is a monumental decision it must be a decision made with great...

Tips for Approaching Difficult Conversations with Elderly Parents

Maybe you’ve been there as a parent: that moment when you realize you must have a very difficult conversation with your child. If you don’t have children, at some point you’ve likely had  to approach dear friends or other family members about a sensitive issue. Caregivers of aging parents will find themselves in this position too, and probably more than once during their caregiving ...

Preparing Yourself for Alzheimer's Disease

At the Senior Care Society we understand how earth shattering it can seem when you have received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease from your loved one’s physician, but we are here to help. An Alzheimer’s diagnosis does not necessarily mean you will not be able to care for your loved one at home, but you must be prepared. The good news in this is that there is a lot of support and resource ...

What If It’s Not Alzheimer’s?

The words “Alzheimer’s” and “dementia” are often used interchangeably, but this can create confusion for caregivers and health care professionals alike. If you’ve often wondered what the difference is between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, here is a simple rule to remember: Everyone who has Alzheimer’s disease has dementia, but not everyone who has dementia has Alzheimer’s ...

Alzheimer’s Care Options: Be Proactive, Plan Ahead

Getting an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis is nothing short of devastating. Harder still is when a decision must be made about care, either because the caregiver can no longer manage things on his/her own, or because the physical ramifications of the disease necessitate hospitalization or specialized care. No matter how committed a caregiver is, and no matter how supportive the network of ...

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

When you receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease for yourself or a loved one your first best step will be to learn all that you can about the disease. At the Senior Care Society we understand that this is very unsettling news to receive, hence we have provided a series of articles here to help you get a better understanding of Alzheimer’s and how you can be as prepared as possible for ...

Preparing Visually for Coping With Stress Related to Alzheimer’s

The Senior Care Society has provided a series of articles on how to prepare for a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and the coping skills to manage stress when you are a caregiver for a loved one struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. This article was written to assist you further with your coping skills in a way you may not have thought of, using your imagination. When it comes to Alzheimer’s, the ...

Preparing & Safeguarding Your Home for Alzheimer’s Disease

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease although very serious does not necessarily mean you will no longer be able to care for your loved one at home. But, it does mean that you will have to prepare yourself in numerous ways, the Senior Care Society is here to help you with those preparations; physically, medically, and emotionally. We will cover each of these topics both by presenting resource ...

Alzheimer’s Disease and Bathing: Tips for Success

If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, you may already know that bathing can become a challenge as the disease progresses. In the early stages, your loved one may be able to bathe or shower on his or her own with little assistance other than gentle reminders that it’s time to do so. However, as your family member becomes more impaired, he or she might become resistant to taking a bath...

How Alzheimer’s Disease is Diagnosed

If you or a loved one are displaying signs of more than just typical forgetfulness and you have concerns that it may be Alzheimer’s disease, we at the Senior Care Society strongly suggest that you confide in a trusted loved one your concerns. Together with your confidant you should seek an evaluation by your physician. We suggest that you select a trusted family member or friend as a means of ...

Three Ways to Deal With Physical Aggression in Alzheimer’s Disease

Caregiving involves many challenges and changes, but the most difficult may be when a loved one with dementia becomes physically aggressive. This doesn’t always happen, but as many individuals with Alzheimer’s progress into the middle stages of the disease, behavioral problems such as aggression do surface. Not only is this emotionally disturbing for caregivers – especially if the family ...

Red Flags and Recognizing When a Senior Loved One Needs Help

Now and then, you forget where you left your keys. Occasionally, you inadvertently place the milk in the pantry and the cereal in the fridge, and overlook that cup of coffee you reheated in the microwave. Busy people under pressure tend towards forgetfulness, but it usually subsides in accordance with decreasing levels of stress. How often do you forget where you left your keys on a Sunday ...

Caring for a Parent with Dementia

At the Senior Care Society we know both from professional and personal experience how hard it can sometimes be when caring for a loved one, and that is why we are here to offer you helpful hints that you may find a blessing. We offer useful guides, tips, listings and information to make your care giving experience a labor of love that will enhance your life as well as that of your loved one. The ...

Assisted Living Near Me

Choosing the ideal assisted living facility for your loved one can turn out to be a tedious task if you lack the appropriate knowledge. Indeed, many frantic people make hasty decisions when it comes to choosing aged care centers either because of burgeoning costs of aged care domestically, of because of deteriorating health condition of the aged member. Although very few people actually agree ...

Senior Care Acronyms Every Caregiver Should Know

From “AAA” to “SNF,” the senior care arena is filled with acronyms that can make coordinating senior care feel like completing a New York Times crossword puzzle. To take some of the mystery out of senior care, here are some key acronyms every caregiver should know: AAA – Area Agency on Aging: Regional offices established through the Older Americans Act to offer programs that ...

Memory Care Facilities Near Me | Dementia & Alzheimer's Homes

As seniors age, it is normal to become slightly forgetful or to need help with certain basic tasks. As we get older, our bodies and our minds slowly begin to deteriorate, but for some seniors, it is more than just a simple bout of age-related forgetfulness. A certain percentage of the elderly population will suffer from memory conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or chronic memory ...

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