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Category: Dementia

To Have and to Hold On: Caregiver’s Memoir of Keeping Husband at Home

Book of the Month: June 2015 The majority of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but honoring this request can be difficult. Some progressive diseases require extraordinary amounts of hands-on care, which may grow to be more than a…

Health News Round-Up: Role of Technology in Elder Care

Transforming Seniors’ Health Through Technology Global technology leaders IBM and Apple are working together to pilot an immense new social program. In partnership with Japan’s largest health and life insurance provider, the companies plan to distribute millions of Apple iPads to the…

Celebrate Better Hearing & Speech Month with Clarity and Confidence

Better Hearing & Speech Month For Better Hearing & Speech Month this May, we honor the Residential Home Health clinicians who help our patients express themselves, louder and clearer. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), sometimes called ‘speech therapists,’ are trained to assist with a…

Health News Round-Up: Practical Advice from a Medical Social Worker

Practical Tips from a Medical Social Worker The challenge of declining health or a new diagnosis can be overwhelming for patients and their loved ones. As health monitoring and maintenance take the forefront, emotions may run high, and fatigue can set in….

Forming a Caregiver-Clinician Partnership to Address Dementia Concerns

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue In a Residential Home Health care team, the ‘team’ aspect is essential. A patient’s nurses and therapists coordinate and share information in order to deliver exceptional, thorough care. Other important partners in a patient’s care are…

Experts Offer a Glimpse into a Dementia Patient’s Reality

Book of the Month: February 2015 When a loved one’s self-sufficiency declines, the caregiver’s instinct is often to help as much as possible. But stepping in at the first sign of struggle can become a slippery slope, which may unintentionally endanger a loved one’s independence:…

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