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Tips to Increase the Appetite for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia may experience changes in eating habits and a lack of appetite that can affect the desire to eat a varied, healthy diet. Here are several mealtime tips to help care for a loved one whose appetite is diminishing. Continue reading

Worried about Alzheimer’s? Try our healthy tips for brain health.

Alzheimer’s disease has intruded on the lives of more than 5 million families worldwide, and the number is expected to rise. There are measures based on scientific research that suggests non-pharmacological lifestyle practices may prevent the onset of cognitive decline. We share five habits that have been found to help promote long-term brain health. Continue reading

Reading Books May Promote Longevity

Seniors don’t read as much as they used to – about 7 in 10 people who have read a book in the past year are in the 50-64 age group. Just like eating healthy foods and exercising, reading promotes healthy longevity too, and so should be embraced as one gets older! Continue reading

Non-Pharmacological versus Pharmacological Treatments for Dementia

Most pharmacological treatments have been designed to help stabilize and reduce the accompanying indicators of dementia, such as anxiety or depression. Many of the treatments currently available have been unsuccessful alone in the prevention of further decline. A caregiver, either a professional or family member, can help increase the quality of life significantly for a loved one suffering from dementia with the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, which is an activities-based program for use at home. Continue reading

The Real Truth About Alzheimer’s Disease

With Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month coming to a close, we wanted to highlight one of the most important aspects of this past month: uncovering the truths about Alzheimer’s disease Continue reading

Exercise Guidelines for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Physical exercise is crucial to maintaining or strengthening balance and sustaining blood flow throughout the body, brain and muscles, and there are also numerous advantages to incorporating an exercise routine for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia beyond physical benefits. Continue reading

Home Care Assistance Celebrates Caregivers!

In recognition of The Longest Day, Home Care Assistance has chosen to celebrate both family and professional caregivers. Continue reading

Nutritional Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

In our continuous pursuit to share educational resources for those providing care to individuals experiencing dementia, we’ve created 8 useful tips that may help with meal time preparation for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Continue reading

5 Common Signs of Cognitive Decline

We’ve listed five common signs of cognitive decline to make it easier for you to recognize potential symptoms when with loved ones. Continue reading

Home Care Assistance is “Going Purple” to Help Raise Awareness About Alzheimer’s

To bring Alzheimer’s and dementia awareness into the spotlight this month, Home Care Assistance has decided to “go purple.” “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for helpful tips and valuable information supporting Alzheimer’s Awareness this month as part of our mission to change the way the world ages. Continue reading