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Checklist: How to Choose a Short-Term Rehab Provider

Maybe you’re having back or neck surgery to correct years of damage and chronic pain. Or you have an upcoming, elective knee or hip replacement surgery. Or you’re slowly mending in the hospital after having been seriously ill or injured.

And your doctor has informed you that, to continue your recovery and regain your strength, you’ll need a stay in a skilled nursing care center  for short-term rehabilitation before you can safely return home.

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New Alzheimer's Research May Revolutionize Senior Health

Alzheimer's disease is a notoriously difficult cognitive disorder to deal with. For people in the advanced stages of the disease, little other than providing supportive care and memory care can be done — there is no known cure and, to date, no known medicine that could be given to reliably slow its advance.

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Offer the Right Senior Care for Loved Ones with Dementia

Your whole world shifts when someone you love is diagnosed with dementia.

As there is no known cure for Alzheimer's, many families wonder what they are going to do, how they are they going to provide care for a loved one who is slowly losing the memories and personality that make them the person they have always known.

There are plenty of resources available for families who have made the decision to provide in home care, but many first-time caregivers fail to understand just what that commitment entails.

Providing memory support and daily care to an adult with Alzheimer's or another dementia-type condition is going to be a major commitment, and as memory loss progresses, your parents or spouse will rely more and more on you and other family members for help getting through each day.

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Caring for Older Adult Parents with Alzheimers or Dementia

 

If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you’re likely experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions and concerns—worry about how you’ll be able to provide the care your loved one needs, uncertainty in what to expect from the disease, fear that your loved one will change, angry that this has happened to your family.

Adjusting to the reality of dementia isn’t easy. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. You don’t need to shoulder the responsibility of caregiving alone.

The more support you have and the more informed you are, the better you will be able to help your loved one adjust to their changing abilities.

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