alzheimer association

Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Get more information by visiting our Alzheimer’s experts in your area at SeniorsGuideOnline.com     The basics Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia,…

genetic testing

Researchers have observed that having a parent or sibling with Alzheimer’s disease does increase one’s risk somewhat above the general population’s risk of developing the disease, but such a family history should not cause undue anxiety. Nonetheless, some people with such family histories, and some without such histories, wish to have a genetic test that…

What to Ask when interviewing a Home Healthcare Agency Agency Interviewed: Date:   What Types of care level do you offer? Medical Home Health Care   Companion Care Non-Medical Home Health Care   Adult Day Care Physical Therapy / Rehab   Hospice   Costs: What are your hourly prices for: Days? Nights? Weekends? Holidays? How…

home care services

North Carolina has specific requirements and definitions for independent providers or agency direct-care services given to people in their homes. Home Health is skilled home health care prescribed by a doctor for a senior. Services include skilled nursing care; physical, occupational and speech therapy; medical social services, and nutrition services. In-home aide services (also known as…

home care services

Ohio aims to provide in-home care services – and other non-institutional care – to prevent or reduce more costly care in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. The state has specific requirements and definitions for independent providers or agency direct-care services given to people in their homes. Home Health & Home Care Services This usually…

Virginia Home Care Defined

Virginia has specific requirements and definitions for independent providers or agency direct-care services given to people in their homes. Home Health Care and Home Care Services These for-profit or non-profit services provide skilled nursing services based on a medical plan and supervised by a health care professional. In-home care services are regulated by the Virginia…

stages

  Experts have documented common patterns of symptom progression that occur in many individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and developed several methods of “staging” based on these patterns. Progression of symptoms corresponds in a general way to the underlying nerve cell degeneration that takes place in Alzheimer’s disease. Nerve cell damage typically begins with cells involved…

home modifications

Home modifications allow seniors to remain comfortably in their homes enjoying their typical day to day activities despite the lifestyle changes that come with aging. Listed below are home modification ideas from Seniors Guide – Your comprehensive guide to all things senior. Prevent trips and falls by: Removing or securing all carpets and area rugs…

fda approved

While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are five prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat its symptoms. Donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and tacrine are called cholinesterase inhibitors. Memanatine is classified as an uncompetitive low-to-moderate affinity N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist. Both types of drugs help manage symptoms, but…

mild cognitive impairment

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a general term most commonly defined as a subtle but measurable memory disorder. A person with MCI experiences memory problems greater than normally expected with aging, but does not show other symptoms of dementia, such as impaired judgment or reasoning. Compared with the large body of information about Alzheimer’s disease,…