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Five Ways to Encourage Sleep For Alzheimer’s Patients

How to get Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients to Sleep at Night If you’re the caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s then you’re well acquainted with the fact that the disease can severely affect a person’s circadian rhythm. In addition, lack of sleep builds up Alzheimer’s brain plaques (beta-amyloid), which progress the disease—it’s a catch 22 of…

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How to Recognize the Warning Signs your Elderly Parent Needs Help

How to Tell if a Senior Needs Assistance Although aging is a gradual process it sometimes seems as if it happens all at once. Maybe your parents were fine last time you saw them, but now something seems off. Aging parents are often in denial so you need to pay attention to the finer details….

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What are ADLs and IADLs?

The Basic ADLs Include: 1. Eating2. Bathing3. Dressing4. Continence5. Using the restroom6. Transferring (the ability to move oneself Why are ADLs Important? ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, are tasks that a person performs throughout their day. As we age, our ability to remain independent is contingent upon our ability to perform ADLs. Around half…

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Keeping an Eye on Elderly Loved ones this Holiday Season

Telltale Signs your Elderly Loved one Needs Help Christmas break is about to begin and many people are gearing up to go home for the festivities. As unfortunate as it is, a lot of families live in different states and are only able to come together during the holidays. On the flip side, however, that’s…

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What Causes Gout?

We’ve all heard of gout, but not many people are familiar with what causes it. First off, gout is a type of arthritis and similar to arthritis, causes sudden burning pain, swelling of joints, and general joint stiffness. Gout attacks are brought on when there is too much uric acid in a person’s bloodstream. Generally,…

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Medical Alert with no Phone Line

How Does a Medical Alert with no Phone Line Work? Traditionally, medical alert systems attach into phone lines through the phone jack in the wall. However, due to the slow disappearance of landlines, medical alarms have adapted to work without the presence of a landline. Newer wireless medical alarms have an internal cellular chip. No…