As caregivers, we work around the clock to ensure our senior loved ones are safe throughout the long Minnesota winter months, when interacting within the community, and also in their own home. But what about keeping seniors safe when they are surfing the World Wide… Read More »Keeping Seniors Safe Online
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
In spite of the development of so many new types of drugs and products that drive change and innovation in the healthcare industry, researchers are yet to find an effective method to reverse the cognitive alterations and memory loss linked to Alzheimer’s disease. 4 Key… Read More »Delaying the Progression of Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s contributes up to 80% of dementia cases nationwide, and is a terrifying diagnosis. When faced with the possibility of total memory loss and death, it’s understandable to be worried about this degenerative illness. After receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, recognizing the first signs and symptoms,… Read More »Understanding Alzheimer’s
If you are a caregiver to a family member and feeling emotionally burned out, you are not alone. According to the Minnesota Board on Aging, an estimated 679,000 Minnesotans are caring for an older or disabled adult. Caregiver burnout is defined by WebMD as a… Read More »Be the Best Caregiver You Can Be – Avoiding Caregiver Burnout
As people grow older, sometimes having conversations with those in a different generation can be difficult. Not everyone knows what to say or how to act when speaking with an elderly relative. Especially if that elderly relative is receiving care for dementia. However, taking the… Read More »Communicating with Elderly Relatives
Even if the news of the Alzheimer’s diagnosis for your spouse did not come as a complete surprise, the day you hear those words still feels like a hard kick in the stomach. As you both take some much needed time to try to get… Read More »How Will Your Role Change When Your Spouse Is Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Disease?
As anyone who cares for a person with dementia knows, trying to do it without help can be overwhelming. That’s why HealthStar Home Health offers dementia care across Minnesota, including Duluth, Bemidji and Minneapolis. Our care allows patients to get all of the help they… Read More »Caring For A Loved One With Dementia: It’s Okay To Ask For Help!
Whether you have cared for someone with Alzheimer’s in their Minnesota home for many years or have just learned that a loved one has been diagnosed with the disease, managing their behavior and personality changes can be very challenging. You may have already figured out that, as… Read More »Managing Alzheimer’s Behaviors