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wilder arizona alzheimer's caregivers

Earlier this month, Gene Wilder’s widow – Karen Wilder – shared with ABC news her experience of acting as her husband ‘s primary caregiver in the wake of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Her story is a frank account of the difficulty spouses face as they provide care for their ailing partner. But at the same time, […]

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Family Caregiver Phoenix

We frequently discuss the emotional costs associated with family caregiving, but the devastating financial costs often go unnoticed. When people cut back on their hours to take care of family members, or are forced to quit their jobs altogether, the costs add up fast. According to a study conducted by the AARP, the “total estimated economic […]

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Winter Arizona Senior Safety

Now that winter has officially arrived, caregivers should take a few minutes to consider how winter weather impacts their dementia patients. Cold temperatures, ice, snow, and early darkness present special challenges for dementia sufferers and caregivers should do what they can to address them. Fortunately the Alzheimer’s Association offers a few helpful winter safety tips […]

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RAISE Arizone

In the United States, it’s common for family members to provide primary care support for their older relatives. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Fact and Figures report, “eighty-three percent of the help provided to older adults in the United States comes from family members, friends or other unpaid caregivers.” But despite the widespread […]

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Lewy Body Dementia

Dementia is a misunderstood word. Many believe it refers to a specific diagnosis, when in fact it’s a general term for loss of memory or other mental abilities that inhibit daily living. There are a number of different, well-defined illnesses that cause these symptoms, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and vascular or post-stroke dementia. But there’s […]

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Arizona Seniors Sleep Tips

In our last few posts, we’ve been talking about the value of good sleep and the health implications that come when we don’t get enough. This is an issue of special importance for seniors because 50% of older American struggle with some kind of sleep problem. When the issue is sleep apnea, doctors can prescribe […]

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sad holiday senior

Now that we’ve officially entered the holiday season, there’s a good chance you’ll be celebrating with friends and family over the coming weeks. In addition to sharing the festivities with your most cherished loved ones, these visits can serve as great opportunities to check-in on the health and well-being of your older relatives. If you […]

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Arizona Sleep Apnea

When Snoring is More Than Just Snoring If you’ve ever shared a bed with a snorer, you know how infuriating it can be. Over the years you’ve probably lost untold hours of sleep to your bed-mate’s snorts and gasps. And while it appears they’re sleeping soundly amidst the commotion, they’re likely suffering from something much […]

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sleep arizona senior home care

There’s a famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi that says, “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” While Gandhi may have been speaking metaphorically, there’s a lot of truth to what he said. Scientist don’t completely understand the process of sleeping, but they […]

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Phoenix Arizona Aging

Last year The New York City Department for the Aging published a handy aging in place guide for residential building owners. The department published the document because – like much of the rest of the country –  the city’s population is aging rapidly, and many of its older residents report having ambulatory difficulty. To make […]

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