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Monday, June 17, 2019

The safety of the person with Alzheimer’s disease

Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's can be rewarding - and stressful. Home safety is important for everyone - but it carries added significance for caregivers. This is especially true if you're caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease in your home. A throw rug or a stray toy on the steps could easily put your loved one at risk of a fall or injury.

Placement in a memory care facility: Damned if you do – damned if you...

By Micha Shalev Life expectancy has been on an upward trajectory for over 100 years. According to the most recent report released by the AARP,...

The relationship between dietary patterns and age-related cognitive impairment

By Micha Shalev An estimated 5.3 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common type of dementia. Due to the increasing...

Silent stroke leading to dementia

By Micha Shalev A stroke can be dramatic—and devastating. As part of the brain is starved of its blood supply, cells may die. If a...

Help for caregivers

By Catherine Walsh, Marketing Communications, Intercity Home Care Each January arrives with a feeling of fresh possibility and renewed optimism. We feel grateful for the things...

How family caregivers can cope with depression

By Micha Shalev What family caregivers can do to prevent depression Social support is essential. As a family caregiver you should reach out for both logistical help...

National Family Caregivers Month

By Catherine Walsh, Marketing Communications, Intercity Home Care November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and it’s also National Family Caregivers Month.  As we acknowledge both...

Caregiving conflict – caring for the caregivers

By Micha Shalev There is truth in the statement, “You can never make everyone happy.” If the person you can’t seem to satisfy is the...

Abuse and neglect of the Alzheimer’s patient – red flags

By Micha Shalev This is part two of a two-part series. Part one was in the September issue of the Fifty Plus Advocate and can...

Elder Care Resource Guide 2016 – 2017

Here is the Elder Care Resource Guide for 2016-2017: