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Easier Morning’s with Parkinson’s Disease

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Parkinson’s Disease challenges people as caregivers or as the diagnosed. Simple daily tasks, like getting dressed can become the most challenging part of the day. With simple, inexpensive tools, Parkinson’s does not have to be a mean a loss of independence. If you or someone you care for is challenged by getting dressed, these tools [...]

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Prepare for Care: Caring Hygienically for Incontinence

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Incontinence can be embarrassing and challenging for your loved one. It is a common condition as people age and are challenged by other health conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. When a loved one loses control of their bladder, it is extremely important to keep that person clean and hygienic. Without proper care your loved one can [...]

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Prepare for Care: Alzheimer’s Care at a Glance

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Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips at a Glance Stages of Alzheimer’s Caregiving Expert Caregiver Tips Helpful Tools Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3:No Impairment   Very Mild Cognitive Decline   Mild Cognitive Decline Create a routine to eliminate losing important things like car keys and electronics. Play memory games and finish crossword puzzles to keep your [...]

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Prepare for Care: Alzheimer’s in the Last Stages

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Alzheimer’s Stages 6 and 7: Severe to Very Severe Cognitive Decline Unfortunately, stages 6 and 7 are the most challenging stages of the disease for both you and your loved one. A person could have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 10-15 years prior to entering the last stages. This means your tired both physically and emotionally [...]

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Prepare For Care: Alzheimer’s at Stage 5

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Stage 5: Moderately Severe Cognitive Decline Stage 4 and Stage 5 of Alzheimer’s Disease will seemingly blend together. A lot of the symptoms from Stage 4 will continue into Stage 5, while others will worsen and others will manifest. How your loved one progresses is entirely unknown, as it’s different for every person. It’s important [...]

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Prepare for Care: Alzheimer’s Progresses to Stage 4

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Stage 4: Mild Cognitive Decline In this stage of Alzheimer’s Disease, your loved one will begin to show signs of a more aggressive cognitive decline.  A careful clinical interview will be able to diagnose the disease.  As your loved one progresses through this stage, you will see more evident behavior of memory loss and need [...]

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Prepare for Care: The Onset of Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s Disease can begin at any age, but generally the disease follows a progressive pattern within each person diagnosed. The time between each stage varies based on the person and severity of the disease.  Stage 1, 2 and 3 have such a low level of progression between them, it only made since to discuss them within [...]

Prepare for Care: Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer’s Disease can be a scary diagnosis, but it is a common one. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly five and a half million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease; that boils down to about one in eight older Americans.  It’s the number six leading cause of death in America, and the only on the [...]

Managing Life at Home after Stroke Tip Sheet

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Today marks the end of the Prepare for Care: Stroke Care.  We don’t want to leave you empty handed, however.  Below you will find a useful little tip sheet with product suggestions as well as expert caregiver tips. We hope the Stroke Care series helped you learn how caring for a loved one after stroke can be a [...]

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Prepare for Care: Rehabilitating from Stroke

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Rehabilitation from Stroke The rehabilitation process after a stroke is as unique as the person who experienced the stroke. Everyone reacts so differently depending on what part of the brain was injured, so the rehabbing has to be contoured to fit each individual person. For the most part, rehabilitation after stroke is about your loved [...]