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
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!
What to Look for When Visiting Your Independent Elderly Parents In the summertime, there is more family activity - from visiting to family reunions, and family vacations. Often these have become routine and regular outings for the group. However, as one ages it can become more difficult to keep up and participate like before. There are things to look for when you are visiting to see if the activity planned will be appropriate for them this time. Be observant of the following things; you … [Read more...] about Visiting Elderly Family Members
Most of our elderly loved ones express the desire to remain at home when they become more dependent on another for their daily care and living needs. However, this may become cost prohibitive and can force the senior and family to seek placement in a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly; also known as Assisted Living Community or Care Home. Especially if 24 hour care and supervision is necessary. See the Genworth Chart of Comparison with the different types of care for our elderly and … [Read more...] about Cost of Senior Living vs In Home Care
I know that I have personally always enjoyed belting it out while listening to a great song while I am driving. Or when there is a chance to go out with old-time friends and sing KARAOKE to those songs we grew up with. Studies show that there are many benefits to singing in groups. Here are the ones that might interest you. Provides exercise. Singing can be considered a fun workout. It pumps your lungs, strengthens your diaphragm and stimulates circulation. Eases asthma. Some research, … [Read more...] about Singing for your health! Benefits of singing include less stress, increased memory, better sleep and no more snoring.