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…


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….

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…