Heart disease is one of the top leading causes of death in women; one in four American women die from heart disease. Unfortunately, even with knowing the statistics, it’s common for women to wait significantly longer than men before seeking emergency care for a heart attack, and oftentimes their symptoms are misdiagnosed when they arrive at the hospital.Read More
Individuals caring for a precious one with Alzheimer’s must make their very own physical, psychological and emotional health a priority. It might seem counter-intuitive to the newly-minted caregiver, however a precious one’s health and well-being is closely attached to their caregiver’s own health and well-being.
You'll learn to manage the psychological and physical strain of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, and discover how not to be defined by your role as a dementia caregiver.Read More
Seniors and those with many types of underlying medical conditions, such as chronic respiratory illness, are most at risk for contracting COVID-19. For this reason, the CDC is continuing to recommend that those at risk stay at home. It is imperative to understand that although these people are following the recommendations, and avoiding social contact, many still require services from in-home care providers.Read More
Making Mealtime Easier
As Alzheimer's advances, mealtimes may become an increasing battle for all those with the disease and their care providers.
In the beginning, your beloved one might not remember how to fix their meals, or forget that they have to eat and, as time goes on, other eating issues will start to appear.Read More
Making certain a cherished one adheres to healthy eating and exercise behaviors becomes much more crucial when Alzheimer's is involved. Sadly, cognitive impairment also makes it more challenging to coax them to look after themselves.
THE 30-30-30 RULE
Experts recommend the following easy to remember principle for promoting health in an individual with Alzheimer's. each and every day, they should participate in:Read More
A plethora of research studies touting the advantages of keeping people with memory disorders physically and mentally active have been released in latest years. But coming up with the right activities to maintain a loved one with Alzheimer's engaged in lifestyle can be tricky.
There are a couple things to bear in mind when brainstorming potential pastimes. To begin with, as your cherished one begins to forget that they're, its all the more essential that you remember, and present them with purposeful activities that echo their previous interests and abilities.Read More
The responsibilities of providing care to an elderly, disabled or ill loved one can be difficult to manage. There are numerous duties that must be managed in order to ensure your loved one is getting the care they need. Being a caregiver is a wonderful way to show your loved ones that you care and concerned about their well-being. However, the responsibilities of being a caregiver, especially without help from an in-home care provider, can also be overwhelming and stressful.Read More
Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to behavior, thinking and memory problems. It is the most common form of dementia and it is also the sixth leading cause of death in US. Alzheimer’s is a sad, debilitating disease for both the person suffering with the disease as well as their loved ones. The month of November is recognized as Alzheimer’s Awareness month, so to help you be aware of the disease, here are common symptoms of this disease as well as tips for caregivers.Read More
Many elderly people are choosing to age at home. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for many older adults to talk about any health issues they may be experiencing, which makes it difficult for family members to know what is going on. Not only is it difficult for your aging loved one to acknowledge that they may need help with their day-to-day activities, but it is often even more difficult to introduce them to the idea of hiring a professional in-home caregiver for help.Read More
The spring season can often bring on the urge to get out of the house or try something new, and why not? By spring time, the cold winter weather has begun to fade, the flowers are blooming, and everything begins to feel renewed. Seniors have the same urge to get out and enjoy the spring season as anyone else, and doing so can be good for their health. Take a look at a few spring activities perfect for the senior in your life.Read More
Health Care Professionals possess several skills to do their job well. This can range from the way they communicate, their interpersonal skills, to the way they handle stressful situations. Do you have what it takes to be a Health Care Professional? Here are 10 traits every great health care professional embodies:Read More
Holidays are a time for spending time with family and friends. It's also a time when people feel the most alone. As caregivers, we understand the need to help others & give back especially during the holidays. Meridian Home Care supports our local community and are committed to providing families the best quality home care possible.Read More