Alzheimer/Memory Care

The Subtle Distinction Between Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are often lumped together and used interchangeably to describe a variety of symptoms or behaviors exhibited by seniors. However, there is a subtle distinction that you should be aware of: Dementia is the overarching term for neurodegenerative diseases, and Alzheimer’s is just one type of dementia. With that…

Healthy Living

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_margin=”-90px|||” header_font_size=”22px”] Diabetes Prevention, along with Early Diagnosis, are Key for Marginalized Communities Although we primarily deal with seniors at Prime Medical Alert, it’s not only seniors who suffer from disparities in healthcare based on income. While more people than ever before are insured, income…

Medicaid

Top Ten FAQs about Medicaid, Medicare, and Long Term Care

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Hearing Loss; Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms

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What’s the deal with Body Donation?

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”https://www.primemedicalalert.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/33937017_xxl.jpg” alt=”Nurse Reading to Woman from an iPad about body donation ” title_text=”Nurse Reading to Woman about body donation” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”off” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] The Basics when it comes to Body Donation It’s always smart to do…

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How can Seniors Safely Age in Place?

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My Parent Wants to Stay Home Instead of Moving

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] My elderly parent wants to stay home instead of seeking care through assisted living or a care home, what do I do? We get this question a lot. First, if they’re planning on staying home instead of moving, are they able to perform all of…

Alzheimer/Memory Care | Healthy Living

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…