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November 10, 2016

Scottsdale Home Care Tips for Staying Active with Alzheimer’s

Scottsdale home careIn just the time it took you to walk out to your car this morning, another person was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s – joining the more than 5 million others struggling with the disease. Since November is recognized as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, we at Valley of the Sun Homecare want to help seniors with Alzheimer’s, and those who care for them, to experience the highest possible quality of life. Remaining physically and mentally active is of paramount importance, and these tips can help: (more…)

September 20, 2016

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Talk the Talk: Top Tips for Communicating with a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimers CaregiversConnecting with others is one of the most basic human necessities: sharing the ups and downs of life, discovering commonalities, and growing closer to those we care about. In fact, it’s so crucial to our wellbeing that isolation from relationships can result in the same negative health effects as smoking, obesity and high blood pressure. (more…)

July 7, 2016

The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and How Dementia Care Can Help

Dementia CAreIf a typical day in your life is anything but typical, if solving one challenging puzzle leads to another even trickier one, and if you feel like your patience meter is beginning to run on empty, then perhaps you’re one of the more than 15 million family members caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. (more…)

May 25, 2016

Uncovering the Hidden Patient: Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Alzheimer’s caregivers in ScottsdaleIf you’re like most family members serving as Alzheimer’s caregivers for a loved one, your day is consumed from sunup to sundown with a variety of tasks and duties, and may look something like this: (more…)

April 27, 2016

When It’s Alzheimer’s and When It Isn’t

Alzheimer's care PhoenixPerhaps you’ve begun to notice some subtle changes in Mom: She’s misplacing her reading glasses more often. She’s called you by your sister’s name several times. Once, she even left the stove on after fixing dinner, and didn’t notice until she began cleaning up the kitchen afterwards. Signs like these are concerning, and it can be natural to assume the worst – that Mom’s in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.