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Creating a Safe Space for Adults Living with Dementia
If your aging senior is living with dementia, Alzheimer’s or other cognitive disorder, you know what a challenge it can be to make them feel safe and comfortable as these conditions can make understanding the world around them a difficult and confusing experience. In fact, your loved one may see...
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Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease
Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In case you didn’t know, Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a general term that describes a group of symptoms. Every September during World...
Understanding Our Services: Alzheimer’s Care
Alzheimer’s can be one of the most difficult diagnoses to face. There’s so much uncertainty about your loved one’s future and what kind of care and support they will need. At FirstLight Home Care, we offer Alzheimer’s care designed specifically for this condition. It can help in a range of...
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Understanding Dementia Care Services
Under the best circumstances, watching a loved one age is difficult. And as time marches on, you might start to notice new and more worrisome behaviors. These can include forgetfulness, disorientation and problems communicating. When issues begin to escalate, it may be time for the next step with professional dementia...
Understanding Sleep Apnea and Alzheimer’s Disease
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month Did you know that people who have sleep apnea in mid-life are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they get older? If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you’re probably aware that there is a connection. However, you might not understand why. With...
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CAREGIVING IN A WORLD WITH ALZHEIMER’S
During the month of September, a lot of information is distributed about Alzheimer’s disease with the entire 30-days dedicated to World Alzheimer’s Month. Now, that it is officially October, awareness for the disease does not stop! At FirstLight Home Care we continue to raise awareness, challenge the stigma and support...
Everyday Ways to Boost Brain Health
Brain health is the ability to remember, learn, play and maintain an active mind. According to the American Heart Association, failing brain health is a public health epidemic that could be more serious than we think. Consider these statistics: The brain begins showing signs of cognitive decline as a person...
10 Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. Currently, worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias. As more people face a future with this disease, it is important that we...
HOW TO RECOGNIZE DEMENTIA: 7 EARLY SIGNS
Dementia is a term that describes a variety of symptoms affecting a person’s cognitive functioning. The most recognizable being their ability to think, remember and reason. It is a disease that can be characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking skills that affect a person’s ability...
Avoiding Caregiver Burnout When Dealing with Alzheimer’s
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is a tough job. The stress, demand, and constant worry can take a heavy toll on the family caregiver, so much that they often don’t take good care of themselves. It can also be an emotional journey as the family member providing care...
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