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A Guide To Understanding And Identifying The Symptoms Of Dementia

Posted: 1/26/2023 12:26 PM by Interim HealthCare

There was a time when aging seniors would often begin to slip into a state of what was then commonly referred to as “senility.” However, that is a term that is no longer used and one that carries with it an outdated understanding of what we know today as dementia.

What Are The Three Categories Of Dementia

Posted: 1/16/2023 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the dreaded aspects of mental health is the looming threat of suffering from some form of dementia as one ages. While not all types of dementia are strictly associated with aging, we’ve all become much more aware of the prevalence of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and its associated dementia.

Strategies to Handle Caregiving Stress

Posted: 12/26/2022 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Life is filled with a wide variety of stress-inducing situations and responsibilities. And, while too much stress over a long period of time can trigger real health issues, stress is a normal part of life, as well. However, for many adult children of aging parents, the reality of “Caregiving Stress” can often come as an unsettling surprise.

The Importance of Elderly Care and Support Services: A Guide to What You Need To Know

Posted: 12/12/2022 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

The number of aging Americans continues to rise with the youngest of the ‘Baby Boomer’ generation now reaching their 60s. In fact, over 17 percent of Americans are in the 65 and over age group. What all this means for many adult children of these seniors is the increasing need for elderly care and support services.

Finding Elderly Care: A Guide for Families in Need

Posted: 11/28/2022 9:33 AM by Interim HealthCare

It can be challenging and even a bit overwhelming for those adult children of aging parents when it comes to finding elderly care. One reason for the difficulty it can present is that it is one of those “you don’t know what you don’t know” types of events.

You Don't Have To Be a Parent To Be A Caregiver: The Importance Of Being Kind And Thoughtful

Posted: 11/14/2022 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to Caregiving.org, family caregivers now include more than one in five Americans. And, of these, more than 60 percent are women, often daughters. In addition, over the past few decades, the average age group of family caregivers has also risen.

Tips to Help Caregivers Who Are Caring for Someone With Dementia

Posted: 10/31/2022 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Researchers have determined that Alzheimer's disease accounts for approximately 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Another condition, Vascular dementia, , is the second most common cause of dementia and occurs due to microscopic bleeding and blood vessel blockage in the brain.

Care For Your Loved One With Dementia: Tips To Help You Navigate Their Journey

Posted: 10/14/2022 9:48 AM by Interim HealthCare

A non-professional caregiver is an unpaid individual, often a spouse, partner, family member, friend, or neighbor, who volunteers to assist others with activities of daily living and often certain medical tasks. One study from a few years ago found that about 48 percent of caregivers are between 18 and 49 years old, while an additional 34 percent of caregivers are aged 65 years and older. A...

What To Do If You're In Need Of 24-Hour Emergency Care

Posted: 9/29/2022 9:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Everyone needs medical care and attention at some point in their life. But no one hopes to be in an urgent need of 24-hour emergency care. In most places throughout the United States, including here in Sonoma County, hospital emergency departments are experiencing longer wait times for patients who come at all hours of the day. With nursing and other staffing shortages plaguing medical faciliti...

The Truth About 24-Hour Emergency Care: It’s Not Always There When You Need It

Posted: 9/28/2022 9:14 AM by Interim HealthCare

Almost everyone has had to make use of an emergency room, or 24-hour emergency care facility at some point in their lives. And most of us were grateful for it at the time, although not many of us look forward to another visit.

How to Care for a Loved One: A Beginner's Guide to Caregiving

Posted: 8/24/2022 3:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

In America, we have moved from a time when older parents and grandparents traditionally lived out their lives at home to where we expect seniors to move to care facilities of one type or another. However, it turns out that the seniors don’t feel that way once they are at that stage in life.

5 Tips for Choosing Senior Home Care Services

Posted: 8/8/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

​Everyone ages, and we're all getting older. While that may not be the most uplifting thought for many of us, it does underscore the importance of considering the needs of parents of adult children. When seniors begin to move into their later years, what were once simple activities of daily life can become increasingly challenging.

Understanding Stage 3 Dementia

Posted: 7/22/2022 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the first things that an adult child of an elderly parent with possible symptoms of dementia will discover is that there are a variety of approaches to categorizing stages. In this particular piece, we will be focusing on stage 3 dementia.

Understanding Stage 2 Dementia

Posted: 7/14/2022 10:35 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the pressing concerns that come with elderly care is recognizing the onset of dementia. While later stages of dementia, whether from Alzheimer’s disease or some other cause, are easier to diagnose and identify, stage 1 and state 2 dementia can be elusive.

Understanding Stage 1 Dementia: Normal Outward Behavior

Posted: 6/30/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Are you looking for information on Stage 1 Dementia and what you and your loved one should prepare for? Here is a guide from Interim HealthCare that can help give you the information you are looking for!

What Is A Caregiver And Why They Are So Important

Posted: 6/17/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

A caregiver, or personal care aide, supports seniors who have difficulty completing basic tasks. In addition to the elderly, caregivers may also work with people with disabilities, or patients suffering from mental disorders.

Understanding In Home Senior Care

Posted: 5/23/2022 10:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

For years, the Baby boomers were the largest segment of the adult population. Until 2019. That is when, according to the US Census Bureau, the US boomers became the second-largest population group. And they continue to be Number Two in 2022 with 69.6 million people between the ages of 58 and 76.

What Are The Stages Of Dementia?

Posted: 5/9/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

For those who have not had to deal with the distress of seeing a loved one suffer from dementia, the terminology and various symptoms may be somewhat unfamiliar. Sadly, this is true for those who have become victims of forms of dementia, as well.

The Impact The Different Stages Of Dementia Can Have On Your Loved One

Posted: 4/28/2022 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

There are several types of dementia and, sadly, all of them are progressive. What this means is that, unfortunately, the symptoms that may be relatively mild at first will progressively worsen over time, usually during the course of several years.

The Impact IBS Can Have On Seniors And What You Can Do

Posted: 4/13/2022 10:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Do you or someone you care about suffer from IBS? Here is more information and some helpful tips to help from your friends at Interim Healthcare!

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