Alzheimer's patients' symptoms are just as varied and unique as the patients themselves. As an in-home care agency serving clients in San Jose, San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area, we know Sundowner's Syndrome is one of the most difficult forms of this disease to experience. If you aren't familiar with Sundowner's Syndrome, it is often characterized by certain symptoms at the times of … [Read more...]
Home care is derived from the belief that older adults should be able to age at home with the level of care they need to be safe and comfortable.
Sleep apnea is a disorder that seems to have become more common over the years, but how does it impact seniors? Anything that disrupts sleep can leave a person of any age facing a tougher day. Lack of sleep can impact not only cognitive abilities and emotions, but weight as well. Sleep apnea definitely affects sleep without proper treatment, but even more concerning is that it has been linked … [Read more...]
Having an elderly parent or aging loved one who suffers from dementia or Alzheimer's disease is extremely difficult. In many cases, there comes a time when you simply cannot provide the care they need at home and are forced to move your loved one to an assisted living facility or nursing home. It's a hard decision to make, and how do you prepare yourself and your loved one? Our Bay Area in-home … [Read more...]
Memory is something that affects all of us as we age; you know those times when you can't remember if you turned the coffee pot off before you left for work, or had to search for the car keys. While this is normal and happens more often as we age, there are ways to help seniors' minds stay sharper even into their 70s, 80s, and beyond. As home caregivers for Palo Alto seniors, we have a few tips … [Read more...]
Sleeping becomes more difficult for most of us as we grow older. Napping during the day is typical, but sleeping through the night can seem impossible. Even worse, those who suffer from dementia, Alzheimer's, or similar conditions find sleep issues are even more of a problem. While sleep may be disrupted at any time, seniors seem to have more problems sleeping in the later stages of dementia. … [Read more...]
You may be worried that Alzheimer's disease is in an aging loved one's future, or even your own. While it's impossible to see into the future, dementia and Alzheimer's are conditions everyone should be concerned about. The good news is that there are new blood tests that can "predict" up to three years in advance whether someone may be afflicted with this life-changing and horrible disease. If … [Read more...]