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5 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
5 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
By Jennifer Thompson, 12:39 pm on December 11, 2018

Have you ever misplaced your keys? This is normal. Have you met someone and forgotten his or her name within a minute? This shouldn’t cause worry either. These are both normal memory lapses that people deal with occasionally. When memory loss begins to affect quality of life because of forgetting appointments or getting lost in a familiar neighborhood, these problems…

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Benefits of In-Home Care vs. Nursing Homes in Nashville, TN
Benefits of In-Home Care vs. Nursing Homes in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:11 am on November 26, 2018

Benefits of In Home Care vs. Nursing Homes Aging becomes especially hard when we realize we can no longer live independently without assistance. Sometimes it’s a result of an injury or surgery. Sometimes it’s simply the aging process. Sometimes it’s a diagnosis of dementia or another life-changing illness. Regardless of what creates the need for assistance, how does one decide…

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Senior home care provider helping an older woman eat after a stroke in Nashville, TN
Senior home care provider helping an older woman eat after a stroke in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 8:39 am on November 7, 2018

Providing Nutrition to Someone in Stroke Care Loved ones who require stroke care may be challenged with eating independently. They may have difficulty chewing and swallowing, or it might be too hard to get arms and hands to move smoothly enough to get food into the mouth. Ask your medical team for assistance if your loved one in stroke care…

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Older man reading a credit card number over the phone in Nashville, TN
Older man reading a credit card number over the phone in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 7:50 am on October 23, 2018

Scammers know that the elderly are more likely to be sympathetic and generous to their pleads for help and assistance so they are often targeted by phone, email, and in person. Family with aging loved ones must be cautious.  Older adults are typically on a fixed income and financial scammers can cost them their future security. Adult children and other…

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Assisted living provider with an older woman at home in Nashville, TN
Assisted living provider with an older woman at home in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 6:52 am on October 15, 2018

It’s typical for an aging adult to initially reject the idea of caregiver assistance, but eventually, there is a realization that additional help is needed. People are usually more agreeable and open to the idea once the advantages to senior care are understood. Caregivers increase the level of personal safety in the home, as well as provide additional social engagement….

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Mindfulness in care giving in Nashville, TN
Mindfulness in care giving in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 11:35 am on September 18, 2018

Being a caregiver is demanding and there are many things that can’t be controlled so it’s best to stop chasing perfection. Just aim to do your best job possible and learn from past mistakes. As a caregiver, you’re under more stress than an average person, but if you don’t acknowledge and respect that fact, you’ll be subject to caregiver burnout….

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Older woman holding son's hand while discussing dementia treatment at home in Nashville, TN
Older woman holding son's hand while discussing dementia treatment at home in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 9:22 am on September 5, 2018

Sudden mental confusion and irrational behavior are possible indicators of either delirium or dementia, making it pretty easy for caregivers to mix up the two illnesses. However, dementia and delirium are two very different health issues, making it vitally important for caregivers and clinical staff to recognize the differences. Delirium is a life-threatening issue requiring immediate care that often affects…

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Older woman in pink sweater staying active outdoors in Nashville, TN
Older woman in pink sweater staying active outdoors in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 7:18 am on August 30, 2018

Staying active is vital to good health, regardless of age. Everyone needs a regular physical activity for adequate balance, strength, and cardiovascular health. Regular exercise can also reduce the threat of chronic diseases. Older adults can enhance their health and vitality by increasing physical activity levels. Remember that it’s important to start slowly and gradually increase intensity. Walking is Always…

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Smiling senior hugging daughter in Nashville, TN
Smiling senior hugging daughter in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 7:38 am on August 8, 2018

Can You Change Parents’ Habits? If you’re worried about your elderly parents’ unhealthy habits, you’re not alone. If you notice they’re slowing down, not as active anymore physically or socially, or maybe not taking meals regularly, you’ll want to help them out. You know you love them and care about them, but sometimes you just can’t seem to get through…

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Tired nurse in dark lighting in Nashville, TN
Tired nurse in dark lighting in Nashville, TN
By Jennifer Thompson, 11:54 am on July 26, 2018

What is caregiver burnout and how can it be prevented? Work-related burnout has been widely studied, but there hasn’t been much research specific to caregiver burnout. It’s now appearing to be more than just stressful, but possibly damaging to the brain without the proper precautions. Caregiver Burnout Work-related stress and burnout has been well-studied over the past several years, but…

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