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Tools That Can Make Life Easier for People Who Have Dementia

By |2024-05-13T11:06:00-05:00May 9th, 2024|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , , , |

Tools That Can Make Life Easier for People Who Have Dementia If you’re caring for someone who has dementia, you know that they often need help completing, what used to be, simple tasks. “Many of us at the HomeCare Advocacy Network (HCAN) have personal experience with dementia, so we understand many of the challenges [...]

Tips to Help Overcome Dementia Challenges

By |2024-04-11T13:18:28-05:00April 11th, 2024|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , , |

Overcoming Dementia Challenges: Simple Tips for Caregivers Understanding Dementia Challenges If you’re caring for someone who has dementia, you know that every day brings unique, unpredictable challenges. “Many of us at the HomeCare Advocacy Network have personal experience with dementia, so we understand many of the challenges that come with the disease. The unpredictable [...]

What is Dementia?

By |2024-04-01T12:59:51-05:00April 1st, 2024|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , , , |

What is Dementia? Most people know that dementia is a cruel, but there’s a lot about the disease that people don’t understand.  Understanding Dementia According to the Alzheimer’s Association: Dementia is not a single disease. It’s an overall term to describe a collection of symptoms that one may experience if they are living with [...]

Using Paid Leave to Care for Aging Loved Ones

By |2023-10-17T16:17:56-05:00October 26th, 2023|Categories: Caregivers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Using Paid Leave to Care for Aging Loved Ones You used a half day of paid leave to take your dad to an appointment with his cardiologist. After a hospital stay, you used five days of paid leave to help your mom transition back home. Sound familiar? Sandwich Generation A new study shows men [...]

7 Ways to Manage Caregiver Stress

By |2023-10-17T15:59:33-05:00October 19th, 2023|Categories: Caregivers, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

7 Ways to Manage Caregiver Stress You missed an important meeting at work, because your mom fell in the shower. You left your son’s big soccer game to take your dad to a doctor’s appointment. You forgot to make cookies for your daughter’s school bake sale, because you were busy making dinner for your [...]

What Does an In-Home Caregiver Do?

By |2023-08-07T14:16:43-05:00August 10th, 2023|Categories: Home Care|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

What Does an In-Home Caregiver Do? Your dad passed away about three months ago, and you’re beginning to realize just how much your mom depended on him.   He did all the driving… now she rarely leaves her home. He was the cook… now her most of her meals come out of the microwave. [...]

Avoiding Alzheimer’s Burnout

By |2023-06-29T09:35:00-05:00June 22nd, 2023|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Avoiding Alzheimer’s Burnout Your dad got the diagnosis no one wants to hear - Alzheimer’s disease. It’s heartbreaking to watch him fall victim to confusion and memory loss. The fear that he will wander off or have an accident is overwhelming. His mood swings and unpredictable behavior are exhausting. 24/7, 365 Days a Year [...]

Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Tips for Better Communication

By |2023-06-20T13:07:28-05:00June 15th, 2023|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , , , |

Alzheimer’s and Dementia - Tips for Better Communication Communicating with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can be challenging. “Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease. It robs people of so much - including the ability to clearly communicate and understand what friends and loved ones are saying,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and [...]

Helping Loved Ones With Dementia Get the Nutrition They Need

By |2023-06-12T08:38:30-05:00June 8th, 2023|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Helping Loved Ones With Dementia Get the Nutrition They Need If you’re caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, you know that encouraging them to eat nutritious meals can be a daily challenge - especially during the middle and late stages of the disease. “We work with many families who are [...]

Alzheimer’s Disease By The Numbers

By |2023-06-01T18:11:30-05:00June 1st, 2023|Categories: Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease|Tags: , , , |

Alzheimer’s Disease By The Numbers Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease actually begins 20 or more years before memory loss and other symptoms develop? “Most people know that Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease, but there’s a lot about the disease that people don’t understand,” said Sierra Goetz, co-founder and operations manager at the HomeCare [...]

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