Procedural Memory Activities for Alzheimer’s Patients

Short-term memory often fades quicker for Alzheimer's patients than long-term memory. Procedural memory is part of long-term memory. The brain's long-term memory is stored in the hippocampus. Procedural memory allows Alzheimer's patients to continue doing routine habits and skills.  While it is frustrating to see your loved one lose skills, focus on the ones they [...]

By |2021-03-04T22:17:12-05:00February 15th, 2021|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

What To Do When Elderly Parents Need Different Levels of Care

Caregivers of aging parents quickly realize when one parent's needs start to increase. Life balance for the entire group begins to get out of whack. The differences in care and support can cause family caregivers to burn out. For many families, choosing between assisted living, nursing homes, and memory care is daunting. Thankfully, there is [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:06:06-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Caregivers, COVID-19, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

Benefits of Home Care for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Home care is supportive health care provided in the home. Onyx Home Care's licensed employees are healthcare professionals such as nurses, physical therapists, CNAs, and more who provide medical treatment needs as well as professional caregivers who provide daily assistance to ensure the activities of daily living are met. Onyx Home Care offers specific in-home [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:08:25-05:00November 1st, 2019|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

6 Books Every Alzheimer’s Caregiver Should Read

There is no easy transition to becoming a caregiver. Alzheimer’s comes with tough changes for patient, caregiver, and family. We recommend arming yourself with tools in order to give yourself support, knowledge, and tools to move forward. Knowing helpful techniques can prevent potential meltdowns, frustrations, and stress. We put together a list of six books [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:10:24-05:00March 29th, 2019|Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

4 Tips to Enhance Daily Life for Alzheimer’s Patients

Currently, there are over 5.7 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Memory loss and behavioral changes are challenging for the patients and their family. Managing personality and behavioral changes are critical for creating a peaceful environment. Alzheimer’s experience sadness, fear, stress, confusion, anxiety, in addition to side effects of new medications. The tips below help caregivers [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:10:39-05:00February 28th, 2019|Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Changes in memory are normal as we grow older. It can be difficult to recognize normal signs of aging versus signs of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. When you see multiple signs, it is important to check with a doctor. Receiving support as early as possible is critical. Memory Loss The Disrupts Daily Life Asking [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:11:55-05:00September 27th, 2018|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

10 Films That Stir Up Memories for The Silent Generation

Movies from the past can bring up positive memories for older loved ones. We encourage family members to sit down with their aging parent and watch a movie that might stir up stories from their past. You may be surprised by what you learn about your loved one! Movie nights can become precious family [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:12:19-05:00July 31st, 2018|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

Bed Rail Safety

Are you worried about a loved one getting out of bed on their own? There is important information to consider before purchasing assistive devices for your loved one. According to the FDA, 803 incidents of patients caught, trapped, entangled, or strangled in beds with rails were reported to the FDA between 1985 and January 1st [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:12:23-05:00July 24th, 2018|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

Families Confront Dementia And Guns by

JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News and Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News Photos by Heidi de Marco and Frank Carlson, PBS NewsHour and Randall Hill With a bullet in her gut, her voice choked with pain, Dee Hill pleaded with the 911 dispatcher for help. “My husband accidentally shot me,” Hill, 75, of The Dalles, Ore., [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:12:29-05:00July 20th, 2018|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

Best Movies & TV Shows for Dementia Patients

Are you a caregiver looking for positive movies and TV shows for your loved one with dementia? It can be harder than one may first assume. We are exposed to a massive amount of negative stories and images which can cause emotional distress to someone with dementia. Even the content in commercials or the news [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:13:18-05:00March 30th, 2018|Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments
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