Home Care Transition of Care Program May Prevent Mental Decline for Alzheimer’s Patients

Home care assistance for Alzheimer’s patients may help slow mental decline following a hospital stay.  According to a recent study published in the June 19 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, Alzheimer’s patients who have been admitted to the hospital have a greater chance for accelerated mental decline following their admission.  This decline can result in a later transition to a nursing home or even death.  However, according to study researchers, having someone familiar at the hospital or available to offer Alzheimer’s care while making the transition home, can help slow the decline process. The researchers studied 800 people with mild cases of Alzheimer’s disease.  Each person was admitted to the hospital for one reason or another (fall, fainting, heart problems, abdominal pain, infection, etc.) and was evaluated for mental decline following their admission.  According to the study results, those who visited the hospital were twice as likely to have poorer mental capabilities following the stay.   Linking Delirium Delirium was the most common indicator of accelerated mental decay for hospital patients.  If an Alzheimer patient experienced symptoms of delirium including heightened confusion and unusual mood or behavior during their hospital stay, they were more likely to experience significant mental [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:34:31-04:00July 24th, 2012|Internet Marketing|Comments Off on Home Care Transition of Care Program May Prevent Mental Decline for Alzheimer’s Patients

Home Care Services Applaud Mothers and Fathers

Home care or elderly care services are often provided by close family members such as siblings, children, parents and spouses. Whether you are offering home care for your mother or father or they are caring for you, family is always somewhere you can turn for love and support. Today, sons and daughters celebrate their mothers and fathers in all kinds of ways. Here are a few ideas to celebrate mom and pop throughout the year: Give the gift of a good meal. If your mom and dad live nearby, take them out to brunch or dinner. If they prefer to stay at home, or have difficulty going out for a dinner, make them a special meal while they relax. Say thank you. If your parents live far away, give them a call to let them know how much you appreciate them or even go see them for a weekend visit. Tell your parents what they mean to you. Write your own card to give to your dad or mom. Using your own words is more personal and meaningful than a store-bought one, and you can customize it to tell him or her just how important they are to you. One [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:34:37-04:00July 24th, 2012|Content Marketing|Comments Off on Home Care Services Applaud Mothers and Fathers

Home Care Clients May Benefit from Recent Study Linking Exercise, Technology and Memory Loss

Home care services support the needs of elderly care clients who are showing early signs of memory loss and dementia by assisting with personal care and household tasks. When it comes to health, disease prevention is always encouraged, and a new study performed by the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota suggests there may be a clue in common lifestyle habits.  The study suggests that there is a link between computer use and exercise, and preventing the early onset of mild cognitive impairment in seniors.   Dr. Yonas Geda of the Mayo Clinic of Arizona studied more than 900 patients over the age of 70 in Minnesota who were questioned about their exercise habits, computer use and other technology uses.  Of the 314 participants who both exercised and used a computer, only 6 percent showed early signs of mild cognitive impairment when screened by a medical professional.  Of the 205 study participants who did not use a computer or exercise, nearly 20 percent showed early signs of mild cognitive impairment. With results like this, it makes sense to encourage seniors to participate in daily exercise and to engage in technology and computer use.  While study researchers cautioned that these results do not [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:34:38-04:00July 24th, 2012|Franchise Marketing|2 Comments
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