Category: Elder Care

what old people worry about
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The Top 11 Biggest Fears Seniors Have as They Get Old

No one can escape the natural process of growing old. However, the fears that go hand in hand with getting old are common among people around the world regardless of their gender, culture, professional background, or social status.  For most…
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11 tips for elderly living at home bathroom modification
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11 Home Safety Tips for Elderly Seniors Living at Home

Many senior citizens decide to stay at home and within their communities. According to some estimates, more than 12 million elderly people in the U.S. live alone. Living alone helps you remain within familiar surroundings, have control over your life,…
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understanding dementia
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Understanding Dementia

What Is Dementia? Dementia is a progressive and irreversible brain disorder. This condition gradually destroys a person’s cognitive skills and general functioning. At the later stages of dementia, the decline is so severe that a person depends entirely on others…
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caring for elderly in their home
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Caring for the Elderly at Home

Caring for the elderly at home involves many aspects, from daily personal care to transportation and household maintenance. A large number of the elderly may have some form of dementia – almost half of all people aged 85 or older…
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Does Medicare Cover Dementia Home Care
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Does Medicare Cover In-Home Care For Dementia Patients?

Medicare does not cover long-term home care but may cover up to 100 days of home nursing care for patients, age 65 and older, suffering from dementia. In end-stage dementia when the patient is determined by a doctor to be…
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Calming a Dementia Patient
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How Do You Calm A Dementia Patient?

How Do You Calm A Dementia Patient? It is quite common for someone suffering from dementia to experience anxiety and agitation. He or she may become restless, causing a need to move around or pace, or become upset in certain…
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Caring for someone with dementia at home
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How Do You Care For Someone With Dementia At Home?

How Do You Care For Someone With Dementia At Home? There are 7 stages of dementia that makeup 4 main categories. As the disease progresses the symptoms change from each stage and the amount of support needed will increase. Caring…
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Difference Between Dementia & Vascular Dementia
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What Is The Difference Between Dementia And Vascular Dementia?

What Is The Difference Between Dementia And Vascular Dementia? Vascular dementia is simply one type of dementia. The term dementia actually refers to several progressive brain diseases and is used as an umbrella term. The most common types of dementia…
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Life Expectancy after Dementia Diagnosis
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How Long Do People Live After Being Diagnosed With Dementia?

How Long Do People Live After Being Diagnosed With Dementia? The term dementia covers a wide range of progressive brain diseases, such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and vascular dementia. All forms, for the most part, of dementia lead to fatal brain…
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How Dementia Kills You
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What Do People With Dementia Die From?

What Do People With Dementia Die From? With the impaired ability to move, a person in the end stage of dementia is at risk for a number of medical complications that can lead to death. Common complications include urinary tract…
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