Category Archives: Home Health Care

Stages of Dementia Part Three: Severe

In this series we’ve discussed the mild and moderate stages of dementia. This section of the Stages of Dementia series, we’ll move onto the severe stage of dementia – where your loved one stands in this stage, what’s to come, … Continue reading

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Stages of Dementia Part Two: Moderate

During the different stages of dementia, when you look back at your loved one’s life, you can clearly see the signs of memory loss that were not there before. In the blink of an eye, our loved one’s can go … Continue reading

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Stages of Dementia Part One: Mild

There has not been a time where I haven’t asked a client, “What stage of dementia is your loved one in?” It’s a loaded gun question. Each stage of dementia will mean something different to each person. In this series, … Continue reading

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Dementia and the Diagnosis

The thing I am about to say is not going to be politically correct. It may seem harsh, but it is an absolute truth that every caregiver needs to hear and understand. We have all heard the expression, “No one … Continue reading

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What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Many new caregivers are bombarded with the news that their loved ones have dementia, and aren’t quite sure what their first step should be. Educating yourself on the facts of dementia is extremely important in order to provide proper care … Continue reading

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Stages of Dementia and Diapers: Part Two

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t receive an email or phone call from a caregiver concerning diapers. Ultimately, diapers mean incontinence and this is a situation that no caregiver wants to deal with. Myself included. These … Continue reading

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Stages of Dementia and Diapers: Part One

Funny how times change. Remember when we were younger and something funny would happen and when we retold the story we added, “I almost pissed my pants!” and everyone laughed? Flash-forward to caring for a person with dementia and peeing … Continue reading

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Dementia Care When the Caregiver is Sick

Last week I received a crisis text message from a client in Texas informing me that her mother was hospitalized. Long story short, nine months ago her mom moved in to care for her mother who has dementia in Miami … Continue reading

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Dementia and Hiring Home Health Care

I just got a phone call from my client who was sorry to inform me that she has to cancel…again! Slow down a moment before you rush to judge. Cancellations are common when you are dealing with anyone going through … Continue reading

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