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Do You Know the Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia?

Lewy body dementia (also knowns as dementia with Lewy bodies) is the third leading cause of dementia in the United States, and is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s due to the similarities in their presentation. Lewy body dementia is caused by the presence of Lewy bodies in the brain. These protein deposits can lead to serious problems in thinking and reasoning, even if scientists do not know exactly why they form. Their name comes from Dr. Frederick Lewy, who discovered ... Read more

How to Help Other People Visit with Your Loved One if She Has Dementia

Elder Care in Pennsylvania Having visitors can be wonderful for elderly loved ones who have dementia. A little bit of preparatory work can help to make the visit a good one for both sides. Let Them Know What They Should Expect from a Visit The more realistic the expectations are for your loved one's visitors, the less likely that they will be to experience shock or other negative emotions. Having adjusted expectations can allow them to practice responding to the situation in a positive ... Read more

Communicating Electronically with the Elderly or Disabled

Elder Care in Pennsylvania As a family caregiver for a loved one, you no doubt spend a large chunk of your time tending to their basic needs. Sometimes there just may not seem to be enough hours in the day. Yet, you want to ensure that your loved one’s needs are being heard and addressed, and in a timely manner. That is where an electronic means of communication can make a world of difference—not just in saving time, but also in ensuring that ... Read more

Elder Care News – Diabetes Linked to Alzheimer’s

Elder Care in Pennsylvania Science Daily reported on a study that directly links diabetes to Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia. This research is very useful in planning for elder care because the onset of diabetes occurs much earlier than any memory impairment from dementia. The Triple Threat - Obesity, Diabetes, and Alzheimer’s It is well established, as noted on MedicineNet, that obesity causes increased risk for getting diabetes. The most common form of diabetes is Type 2. In Type 2 Diabetes, the ... Read more

Getting Old Doesn’t Have to ‘be a Drag,’ as Jagger Once Said, at Least Not with the Best Elder Care Support

Elder Care in Pennsylvania The Rolling Stones is an iconic band and Mick Jagger, lead singer, once says in a song, “What a drag it is getting old.” For those people who have become ‘old,’ it really isn’t so much of a drag. When people are younger, they sometimes see older individuals as those who are missing out, who can’t do the same things as their younger counterparts, and who are closer to the end of their life. They just don’t get ... Read more

Things to Consider with Regard to Physical Therapy and Elderly Care in Pennsylvania

Physical therapy may be required for an elderly individual who has suffered a stroke, heart attack, has had surgery, broke their hip or other major bone in the body, or for a variety of other reasons. The individual might not require elderly care beyond the scope of physical therapy, but there are things you should consider with regard to physical therapy when it comes to your loved one. September 8 is World Physical Therapy Day and this aspect of medical care is ... Read more