Alzheimer’s disease is devastating, but it also tends to progress slowly. This means that with the proper care, a loved one can remain at home and mostly independent for a surprisingly long period of time. In today’s world, this period of time is longer than… Read More »Home Care Services Delay Nursing Home Admission for Loved One’s of Alzheimer’s Disease
If caught in the early stages, there are more treatment possibilities available to those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Being able to recognize the early warning signs, makes it possible to get a loved one the proper care needed before symptoms progress. Signs of Alzheimer’s can… Read More »Recognizing Signs of Alzheimer’s
Our health care model transitioned to an innovative, proactive approach over the past several years. A focus on the areas of diet, exercise, preventative clinical services, and a high emphasis on monitoring areas of concern is shifting the way care is delivered. While strides have… Read More »Memory Concerns? Take a Proactive Approach
Do you know someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia that is complaining of sleep issues or nighttime restlessness? Have you noticed behavioral changes beginning at dusk that seem to last into the night? This person may be experiencing a condition known as sundowning. The term “sundowning” refers to a… Read More »Alzheimer’s Disease and Sundowning
The Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference was at the Riverside Convention Center in downtown St. Paul on March 12, 2015 … and HealthStar Home Health was there! Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter and Mayo Clinic, the conference draws over 1,300 participants… Read More »Meeting of the Minds to Connect the Hearts
Memory screenings are a significant first step toward finding out if you may have a memory problem. Memory problems could be caused by Alzheimer’s disease or other medical conditions. Memory screenings make sense for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning signs of dementia;… Read More »The Importance of Memory Screenings
MPR asked the question: who is making your community better? This year at the State Fair, we provided 2,200 free memory screenings this year at the Minnesota State Fair. People have mixed feelings about taking a memory screen. Fifty percent of the public told us they… Read More »MPR Asked, HealthStar Answered.
People have mixed feelings about taking a memory screen. Fifty percent of the public told us they didn’t want to know even if they do have memory loss related to dementia and the other half that have been affected in some way by Alzheimer’s or… Read More »Memory Screenings – Proof the Public Wants to Know!
When we are working with those with Alzheimer’s it is important to know their stories! What is their history? Where did they live? Who comprised their family? What are some of their most powerful memories? What did they do for a living? And what were… Read More »Knowing the Person’s Story
Music should be a routine part of care. Not only does it bring joy to the person with this terrible disease, it allows for continuing connections between the caregiver and the person with Alzheimer’s.