Category: Resources

Visiting a Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Visitors are important to people with Alzheimer’s. They may not always remember who the visitors are, but just the human connection has value. Here are some ideas to share with someone who is planning to visit a person with Alzheimer’s. Plan the visit at the time of the day when the person is at his […]

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The Precious Weight of Caregiving

Our Family Home’s mission to foster More Good Days was built from a belief that we serve both our residents and their families. Not just one or the other. It is our goal that by doing what we can to give our residents more good days we are building trust with our families. We are also […]

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease Dementia

As part of our mission to be a resource to the community, we wanted to also discuss care for individuals affected by other forms of dementia, including dementia related to Parkinson’s Disease. We are more commonly known for helping those with Alzheimer’s, however, for many years now we have had a growing number of residents […]

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resources

“All individuals, whatever their state of being, in the right setting and with the right care, can shine!” – Teepa Snow   When you think of experts on Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia care, most people in the industry think of Teepa Snow. Affected personally by dementia, Teepa is a leading educator on dementia and positive care. At […]

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s – Part 2

  Welcome back! Today, we’re sharing part two of our two-part series on early detection. In our last post, we focused on some of the less common or more easily overlooked symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Today, we are turning the focus from family to friends. It’s estimated that one in three people knows a person […]

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s – Part 1

In a recent partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Karen Wilder, widow of actor Gene Wilder, shared her experience caring for Gene after his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. In the interview, she describes her journey to love and care for her husband in his final years. In her words, “The first signs of trouble were small.” […]

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Happier Holidays

The days are getting shorter and temperatures are dropping. The holidays are upon us. While the holidays can be the most magical time of year, they can also be fraught with disappointment and agitation for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Our Family Home Nurse Manager Melissa Shannonhouse, LPN, has the following recommendations to […]

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