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May 30, 2013

Brain Fog

Have you found yourself feeling forgetful, unfocused, scattered, or confused, especially when making decisions?  Often erroneously chalked up to old age and the onset of dementia, according to studies of older adults, forgetfulness, attention lapses, and diminished mental sharpness are more closely related to mood and general health than to age or the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.   These conditions may be the side effect of a medication, the result of an underlying medical condition, or most often the result of a sleep or mood disturbance or everyday stress.

May 23, 2013

Managing Grief and Loss

Grief and loss are unavoidable parts of life, and for caregivers, they’re often more commonplace than we’d like.  Loss comes in many forms. It could be the death of a beloved client or our own dear family member.  We may grieve the end of a relationship or a lifestyle, such as our clients do when they are no longer able to drive safely.  As caregivers, we carry an extra burden, sharing in the grief of our clients.  Clients and their family members typically experience grief as waves of sadness, frustration, anger, despondency, and other painful emotions that caregivers can’t help but feel right along with them. (more…)

May 16, 2013

Diagnosing Dementia

“Alzheimer’s disease is the 2nd largest contributor to elderly death.”  So says the Alzheimer’s Association, and we believe it.  Most of our clients experience some level of dementia. (more…)