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Dementia Care Kansas City And Aggressive Behavior

By djohnson, 9:00 am on February 13, 2019
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Managing the daily stresses that are a part of dementia care Kansas City can take a lot out of the caregiver. It is not uncommon for the person with dementia to exhibit aggressive speech and combative behavior. Effective dementia care Kansas City finds ways to recognize and respond when these types of actions occur Aggressive behavior is one of the many symptoms of dementia and may be either verbal or physical. It can occur suddenly, without warning and for no readily discernible reason. This type of behavior is difficult to cope with, however, it’s important for caregivers and family members to understand that the person with dementia is not intentionally behaving this way. Aggression In The …

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Elderly Care and Positive Aging

By djohnson, 1:50 pm on February 6, 2019
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Elderly care is the provision of specific services for an aging adult’s needs. Assisted living, adult day care, long term care, nursing home care, hospice care and home care are types of elderly care services. Many senior adults come to rely on elderly care in Overland Park, KS when they suffer from various diseases and physical conditions that are common with aging. When Is Elderly Care Indicated? As an older person’s health declines they may experience increased inability to function independently and family members may feel compelled to seek outside help. As they advance in age they may become chronically ill and begin experiencing difficulty with the activities of daily living (ADLs). This may include …

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Benefits of Live-In Care – Overland Park Dementia Care

By djohnson, 9:00 am on January 30, 2019
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Live-in care for yourself or someone in your family who has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s can sometimes be the best option. When and how it happens depends on the diagnosis and the many variables involved. One of the first steps in making a determination for live-in care, 24-hour care, assisted living or another type of care is to understand dementia and it’s symptoms. Dementia is Irreversible.  The onset of dementia may be gradual or sudden and it worsens over time. It causes changes in the brain that affect a person’s language, memory, judgment, orientation, mobility and more. Knowing how dementia affects someone can help determine the type of care that will be needed. …

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Caregivers In Kansas City – Social Activities For Older Adults

By djohnson, 9:00 am on January 23, 2019
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Caregivers in Kansas City come in all shapes and sizes – they assist elderly adults, people with dementia and Alzheimer’s, disabled friends and family members. They are responsible adults who are committed to providing the best of care. A very important part of that is socialization and entertainment. Socialization is a key component of healthy aging along with a nutritious diet and regular exercise. Human beings are social by nature and those who are not actively engaged with others can experience isolation and declining health. Loneliness has been proven to greatly decrease older adults’ quality of life. As caregivers in Kansas City know all too well, isolation is a risk factor for health problems that …

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Dementia Care in Overland Park – How Families Can Help

By djohnson, 10:00 am on January 16, 2019
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Dementia care as an inevitability for yourself or a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia can be traumatic. All of a sudden the person with dementia is faced with a future that is dismal at best. It is difficult enough on family members to realize that mom or dad has been diagnosed with dementia; imagine how much worse it is for the person with the condition. Struggling to find answers to questions is just the beginning. “How could this happen?” “What happens now?” “Who will take care of me?” Your discussion with a loved one about dementia care in Overland Park can be one of life’s most difficult conversations. But with a little …

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Home Health Care – Understanding Frailty In Elderly Adults

By djohnson, 5:00 am on January 2, 2019
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Home health care providers in Kansas City understand the differences between “frailty” and “being frail” in the environment of home health care.  The word “frail” can mean several things. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, it is described as i. Easily led into evil (frail humanity); ii. Easily broken or destroyed (fragile); iii. Physically weak or iv. Slight, insubstantial.  In relation to the healthcare industry in general, there is no clear agreement on what frailty means exactly; however, there is a clear consensus in the home health care industry in Kansas City as to how frailty is defined in a clinical setting. It is generally agreed that a combination of several biomedical factors influences a person’s …

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Home Health Care Holiday Gift Giving – Friends, Family & Caregivers

By djohnson, 4:00 pm on December 26, 2018
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Home Health Care during the holidays can often become more challenging than usual for aging adults and their caregivers.  The holiday season is a time for gathering, sharing, laughter and memories for most families. However, for those affected by memory loss or Alzheimer’s, the holiday season can be very stressful. Gifts with them in mind can be a wonderful way to lessen any feelings of loneliness or depression in many cases. Gift-buying for aging parents isn’t a difficult thing to do and with aforethought and creativity, family members can often find the process fun. You can choose any of these recommendations or think of something else. Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday, or “just because,” …

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Caregiver Use Of Technology In Dementia Care

By djohnson, 9:00 am on December 19, 2018
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Caregivers in Kansas City have adopted the use of various technological devices in recent years to help with the care of dementia patients. Devices such as a wearable camera, for example, have been found to be particularly beneficial. This is the season for giving and family members who are looking for the perfect gift for their loved one can contribute in a significant way with a gift of a wearable camera. Cutting-edge technology appears to be transforming memory care training for caregivers of seniors with memory loss. Traditionally memory care involves keeping a personal written diary but now, the inclusion of cutting-edge technology for seniors is empowering caregivers in Kansas City to take a more …

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Dementia Care Planning – Is It Necessary?

By djohnson, 9:00 am on December 12, 2018
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Is dementia care necessary for someone who is showing signs of mild cognitive impairment? Does your family have a history of dementia-like symptoms? Do you think frequent episodes of memory loss indicate a need for dementia care planning? Recognizing the differences between signs of normal aging (memory loss) and dementia or Alzheimer’s can help you make decisions for your future. What Does Normal Aging Mean? Experts in the field of geriatrics indicate that outdated perceptions of exactly what “normal aging” means compared to dementia are being challenged. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) describes milder measurable cognitive changes – for example when the person takes longer to complete the tasks of daily living but is managing without …

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Home Health Care – Help For The Holidays

By djohnson, 8:30 am on December 5, 2018
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Home health care during the holidays can be a stressful time for everybody. It’s no wonder the season can result in caregiver stress and depression. With the vast array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, for caregivers it can be extra challenging when insensitive family members are thrown into the mix. When a caregiver is already juggling so many different tasks, not only can it ruin the holidays, but it can take a toll on the caregiver’s health. We understand, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Caregivers can find effective ways to manage any issues that are likely to come up and help make it an enjoyable time for the …

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