There are valid forms of therapy that enhance the survival of an individual and provide sharpened reasoning and tools for better survival. These apply no matter what age you are and no matter what circumstances you are experiencing in life. The better we are surviving, the more pleasure we have. Finding assisted living homes and communities that can incorporate all of these therapies is our goal. When we accomplish this we know the senior that enters into that environment has a better chance … [Read more...] about Valid Therapy to help Maintain Independence and Control of Life
Alzheimer's & Dementia
Please keep these TIPS in mind when you are caring for or speaking with someone with Dementia or Alzheimer's, it will help you and them a great deal. Arguments are Useless. In fact, they often make matters worse. Confusion, memory loss and frustration are the cause of the irrationality and you can’t argue them out of it. Allow as much freedom and independence as possible, while keeping safety and comfort in mind. Actions help when verbal communication may fail. Help … [Read more...] about Useful Tips When Caring for Someone With Dementia or Alzheimer’s
These are often just a few of the words used to describe the distress commonly shown by people with dementia. Combative Agitated Difficult Anxious Unfortunately, the all-too-common action taken by family and physicians is to try to treat the behavior with medications. It is rarely understood that these medications do not actually address anything but more likely cause other side effects and begin a vicious circle of problems. Behavior is communication, not a disease. The key to … [Read more...] about Dementia Behavior and Toxic Medicine*
With the growing number of people in Orange County living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, we need to stay on top of the different types of dementia, their treatments and therapies. These dementia affected seniors are people that we know and love. They are our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, neighbors, friends and the number is growing exponentially. We, at American Senior Home Finders, continuously attend classes, seminars and lectures related to this subject so that we can find … [Read more...] about Pet Therapy Helps Seniors with Dementia!
Turmeric Fights Depression - Turmeric is one of the most potent natural cure-all This anti-inflammatory, antioxidant packed, cancer fighting, anti-bacterial and anti-viral superfood, turmeric has now been found to lift depression more effectively than any other conventional drugs. Better than Prozac with NO side effects! Tumeric is a super root which is very beneficial for our health. It’s rich in antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, is great for brain health, lowers the risk … [Read more...] about This Turmeric Lemonade Is Better Than Prozac
During the Holiday Season it’s easier to see changes in behavior that could be the early stages of memory impairment or dementia. Noticing changes is important but not for the sake of providing a “label” for a condition but for the purpose of creating a desirable environment for your loved one with dementia. Although doing this can cause concern, taking the time to understand the situation is the first step in providing your parent, grandparent, sibling, client, friend or colleague the … [Read more...] about Dementia and Holidays: Changes in Behavior that may Indicate Dementia