Creating a Dementia-Friendly Living Space

When an elderly loved one is diagnosed with dementia, it can be overwhelming for both the patient and their family. As a caregiver, you want to do everything you can to ensure your loved one's safety and comfort, but it can be difficult to know where to begin. According to the Alzheimer's Association, six out of ten people living with dementia will wander, and many will become lost.  Creating a dementia-friendly living [...]

By |2023-04-21T11:51:33-04:00April 1st, 2023|Dementia|

How Seasonal Changes Affect Those Living With Dementia

Dementia is a broad term for symptoms caused by loss of cognitive functioning, i.e., our ability to think, to reason, and to remember. While dementia shows up most often as memory loss, it can affect many areas of the brain, thus resulting in several other symptoms. And as it turns out, for many people living with dementia, these symptoms tend to change in intensity depending on the season. What is Sundowning? Although [...]

By |2022-12-22T13:24:31-05:00September 8th, 2022|Dementia|

Traveling With Alzheimer’s

Travel doesn’t need to stop when living with or caring for a person with dementia. However, added planning and flexibility is essential to find success. Don’t be afraid to ask for help along the way. Be specific about your needs as a care partner. Be open with family, friends and the travel industry on how they can assist you and your loved one with dementia.  Keep in mind that if you become [...]

By |2022-12-22T14:58:23-05:00June 30th, 2022|Dementia|

Is Alzheimer’s Genetic?

Family history is not always a factor when it comes to someone developing Alzheimer’s. There is, however, growing evidence that those who have a sibling or parent with Alzheimer’s are more at risk than those who don’t have a close relative with this condition. In fact, a new study published in Nature Genetics journal suggests that if you have a first-degree relative (i.e., a parent or a sibling) with Alzheimer’s, your likelihood [...]

By |2022-12-22T13:24:51-05:00June 1st, 2022|Dementia|

Can Brain Scans Detect Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer's can be hard to diagnose. Some of the earliest symptoms of the disease include a decline in short-term memory, but other changes such as mood swings and anxiety can appear before any memory problems. According to medical technologists, MRI brain scans could, in the near future, detect the signs of Alzheimer's earlier than the current tests. Brain Scans on Patients Who are Already Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Brain scans are nothing new, [...]

By |2022-08-26T14:52:59-04:00March 1st, 2022|Dementia|

A Focused Approach to Dementia Care

Home to Stay has always strived to deliver the highest level of care possible to all of our clients, however caring for an individual with dementia can be challenging and, at times, overwhelming. Dementia care is complex and often encompasses a large variety of behaviors and emotions. In the past, we have found many of our caregivers struggling to meet the needs of the people they are working with. As a result, [...]

By |2022-08-26T14:49:13-04:00February 8th, 2022|Dementia, Senior Care|

A Meaningful Day at Home to Stay

The Demand for Dementia Caregivers Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging for both families and caregivers. People with dementia may have a difficult time remembering things, thinking clearly, communicating with others, and taking care of themselves. Dementia and other cognitive diseases can also cause mood swings and even change a person’s personality and behavior. As Alzheimer's and other dementia-related disease rates continue to climb across the country, there is a [...]

By |2022-08-26T14:49:58-04:00January 11th, 2022|Dementia|