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wandering

“POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING ALZHEIMER’S PATIENT” Headlines like this blast from news reports nearly every single day. The compulsion to wander is one of the crueler aspects of this already cruel disease. And if you’re a caretaker of a dementia patient, you’re likely already very aware of this problem. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly […]

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Arizona Summer Hydration

It’s now early June and the official start of summer is just a few short weeks away, bringing with it the inevitable summer heat. For most people, the reaction to hot weather falls somewhere between joy and annoyance. But for senior citizens, hot weather can literally be life threatening. As we move ever closer to the […]

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loneliness

Loneliness is something we all experience from time-to-time. But for older Americans, feelings of loneliness can be acute and long-lasting. According to the most recent Census figures, 28% of Americans aged 65 or older lived alone. And as seniors age, their chance of personal isolation only increases. As the years go on, good friends retire or pass […]

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vascular dementia

The word ‘dementia’ is often linked hand-in-hand with Alzheimer’s Disease, but it’s really a descriptive word for a group of symptoms with many causes. By definition, dementia describes the impairment of at least two brain functions such as memory, judgement, or reasoning skills. According to the WHO, 47.5 million people have dementia worldwide, with another 7.7 people […]

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assessment

If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you’ve probably noticed how often we mention our free in-home assessment. It comes up so often because the assessment is our way of introducing ourselves to potential new clients as we begin to learn more about each of their unique needs. So what does a Generations […]

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Alzheimer's

If you know someone battling Alzheimer’s Disease, at some point you probably noticed they were having difficulty finding their way around. Maybe they got lost driving around their hometown. Maybe they started using GPS for everyday trips. Or maybe they became easily confused when going somewhere new. As it turns out, this is a pretty common story […]

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If you’ve searched any ‘Help Wanted’ listings recently, you’ve probably noticed all the postings for Caregivers. This is no accident. The ever-growing number of elderly Americans has created a huge demand for these workers. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistic estimates that demand for Personal Care Aids will grow by 26% over the next decade, […]

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caregiving apps

Providing care to an elderly loved one is a difficult job. On top of accomplishing dozens of everyday tasks, there’s also an ever-present anxiety that you’ve forgotten something important. Thorough documentation can help to ease these worries, but that presents its own set of organizational challenges. Luckily, the tech sector is busy developing apps to […]

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CNA Certification Phoenix

Have you ever dreamed of working in the healthcare industry but worry it might be out of reach? There’s currently a high demand throughout the country for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s) to work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and private residences. And over the next 10 years, that demand is only expected to increase. What’s […]

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wheelchair

For seniors in the United States, mobility issues are a common challenge. According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, nearly 2.2 million Americans depend on a wheelchair to accomplish everyday tasks. While the Americans with Disabilities act made navigating public spaces a bit easier for wheelchair users, it doesn’t apply to all private residences. And […]

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