A crisis like the coronavirus pandemic can be scary and even more so for those living with dementia. It may be confusing and difficult for them to ascertain why they need to endure sudden closures and quarantines, but there are ways that you can help. Prepare Without Panic Help the person with dementia prepare for quarantine by stocking a two-week's supply of food and water for every member of the household, including pets, as well as a month's supply of necessary medications and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. [Read More]
Your Home Health Care Services And A Pandemic: What Changes Can You Expect During The Coronavirus Outbreak?
Cold and flu season is more threatening to you as an elder, but an outbreak of epic proportions, such as the current COVID-19 situation, is far more precarious. While the world is going through dramatic changes, from social distancing to the toilet paper shortage, how will your home health care be affected, if at all? The following are a few changes you should anticipate as the outbreak rages on. Your Home Care Workers May Look A Little Different [Read More]
Communication Tips For Talking To Loved Ones With Dementia
When you have a loved one who is beginning to exhibit the symptoms of dementia, you may feel as if you are at a loss. Communicating with your loved one can feel very difficult. No matter where your loved one lives right now, you may discover that communication is getting more difficult. Not sure how to engage? These tips will help you speak with your loved one more effectively. Understand Dementia [Read More]
How To Help Your Senior Loved One Weather The Coronavirus Crisis
If you're like most people with a senior loved one in your life, you've already heard that the novel coronavirus may be more likely to cause serious complications in senior citizens. Because so little is known about this condition, many people are nervous and uncertain about how to minimize their chances of getting it or of passing it on to others. Unfortunately, early research is showing that elderly people are at a greater risk of developing coronavirus, especially among those who have conditions such as diabetes, lung disease, autoimmune disorders, and cardiovascular conditions. [Read More]