It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but navigating the holidays when you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other type of dementia, can be tricky. The general hustle and bustle of the season can add a layer of stress… Read More »Navigating the Holidays with Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
HealthStar Home Health is presenting a series on various medical conditions that individuals may have. In this series of blog articles, we will provide some background information for each condition and help you understand how our home health care resources will serve you or a… Read More »Sundowning: How to Manage Late Day Confusion
The terms Alzheimer’s and dementia are often used interchangeably, when in fact “dementia” is an umbrella term for symptoms that cause a disruption in brain function, such as memory loss and changes in cognitive abilities. Alzheimer’s disease is just one type of dementia. As the… Read More »Understanding the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia
A caregiver is someone who helps another individual with activities of daily living (ALDs). ALDs are considered daily basic self-care tasks, such as getting dressed, grooming, eating, and transferring. Working as a caregiver can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Do… Read More »Do You Want to Make a Difference in a Senior’s Life? Join Our Team!
It’s that time of year again. I sit at my desk, surrounded by white noise and plagued by static cling. My humidifier is straining to compete with the drying effect of my space heater, and I’m caught in the middle, coated in a thick layer… Read More »Spotlight: Holly Eide, AZ/NM
Now that you’ve decided what new foods on a stick you want to try, be sure to plan out the rest of your time at the 2016 Great Minnesota Get-Together! HealthStar Home Health is returning to the Minnesota State Fair again this year on a… Read More »It’s That Time of Year Again!
Undergoing some form of dementia is hard, but it is also hard to understand what needs should be met. A caregiver must understand the complexities of the illness and what to expect. Not many have this ability, which is why therapy is such a valuable… Read More »The Role of Therapy in Dementia Care
Alzheimer’s is not just a disease that affects older people. Early-onset Alzheimer’s can affect people who are younger than 65 years of age and close to 5% of the more than 5 million Americans who have Alzheimer’s disease have younger-onset. According to the Alzheimer’s Association,… Read More »Memory Care – Early Detection is Key!
It can be hard to deal with someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a debilitating disease that robs the victims of their normal brain abilities. They lose words, pictures, memories, and people from their slowly deteriorating mind. In the early stages of… Read More »Coping With An Alzheimer’s Diagnosis