Let’s face it: lots of us delay going to the doctor’s office. It may be awkward and downright frightening when something is wrong and we’re facing the prospect of an unwanted diagnosis. Even so, we realize it makes sense to accomplish what is most beneficial for our overall health as well as be conscientious about […]continue reading
Welcome to our in-home care blog where you can find the latest medical news, information about senior health, care, finances, and nutrition, or simply learn more about home care in the Los Angeles area. This is where we keep you up-to-date with everything you need to know about caring for older adults.
While countless older adults are dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, an even greater number of people are struggling with caring for a family member with dementia. Surprisingly, nearly 75% of family caretakers are managing their senior loved ones’ dementia care needs alone, with only 26% reaching out for professional care assistance.continue reading
In some cases, the most beneficial lessons in life arise through experiencing them firsthand; yet the information we are able to glean from those who have walked the same path before us is invaluable. If you’re providing care for someone you care about with a dementia diagnosis and feeling a bit overwhelmed in this uncharted […]continue reading
The earliest signs are likely to be so subtle that most people would not even recognize that anything is amiss. Mom is extroverted, pleasant, and conversational when visiting your family and while running errands. However, those closest to her have begun to recognize concerns: forgetting about the soup cooking on the stove, resulting in a […]continue reading
The most recent Alzheimer’s data is sobering. The illness has become the 6th leading cause of death, overtaking both breast cancer and prostate cancer together. Even though deaths from other chronic health conditions, including cardiovascular illnesses, are decreasing, those from Alzheimer’s have jumped more than 100%. The toll the disease takes on family caregivers is […]continue reading