November was designated as the National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. At that time, less than 2 million Americans had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Today, that number has more than doubled to 5.4 million. Take into consideration the caregivers, who are also greatly affected, and the number of people impacted by this progressive neurological disease reaches nearly 15 million people.
So, besides wearing purple, what are some ways you can show your support during the month ...
The majority of Halloween safety tips focus on children, but senior safety is just as important! On this night, seniors, like all homeowners, open their doors and speak to more unfamiliar faces over the course of a few hours than any other time of the year. Whoever is opening the door and passing out treats must keep themselves and house guests safe. Follow these steps for a fun and safe Halloween:
Keep the Lights On!
Keeping both interior and exterior lights on, whether ...
Caregiver in Sugarland TX
Being a family caregiver for elderly adults is stressful and challenging, but it can be even more so when you are caring for aging loved ones suffering with dementia. Seniors with memory loss and other cognitive limitations due to Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia can act out, these unpredictable negative behaviors creating a frightening, uncomfortable, and even dangerous situation. Though it is easy to automatically attribute these behaviors just to the realities of the this progressive ...