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Archive for June 2016

Caregiver Guilt – Taking a Vacation

We would argue that no matter what you do day to day: stay at home mom, CEO, teacher – everyone needs to take a vacation. Whether it is a long weekend or two weeks, that time away is necessary to help refuel. We would definitely say that caregivers especially need time off because the nature of their…

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Early Signs of Alzheimer's

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are ten early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory and reasoning skills and eventually affects their ability to perform daily living activities. Most people with Alzheimer’s disease need in-home care and eventually full-time care whether at home or…

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Types of Dementia

In honor if June being Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month, we are focusing some of our blogs this month on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. You can find out more about this Awareness month here. Dementia is a general term for memory loss and the loss of other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily…

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Homebound or Bedbound and Bored?

Home or bed bound? Are you homebound and struggling with being unable to be as active as you are used to being? Being homebound not only affects you physically but also mentally? Even though you may not be able to get out and about, you can still keep your brain active. You can still be…

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Indoor Exercises for Elderly

Beat the Heat – Exercise Inside! It’s currently getting into the upper 80’s and 90’s in South Carolina so as we advocate exercise, it can be dangerous to try exercising outside in the extreme heat. Most medical agencies recommend avoiding long periods of sun during the hours of 10am and 4pm as the sun is…

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The Stages of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is one that is extremely hard on the person diagnosed and living with the disease but it is just as hard on the people who care for the affected individual. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this disease it is important to understand the coming stages as it progresses.…

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