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Balancing Mental Health During COVID

In August of 2020 – amid the height of senior care communities’ visitation restrictions – the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released its survey of COVID-19’s psychological and emotional impact. The findings discuss the challenges of balancing mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey findings reported that anxiety disorder symptoms were about three times those

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Companion Care Addresses Need During COVID-19

The majority of independent, assisted, and memory care communities have established strict no visitor policies during the COVID-19 pandemic, with end-of-life compassion visitation as the rare exception, leaving many families to weigh the decision whether to bring mom or dad temporarily home. Companion care can help address these changes during the COVID-19 crisis. For an

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Sundowning Sydrome in Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

The doctor said that your parent’s attitude and personality might seem different as his or her dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis progresses. But up until now, it has just been the little things – forgetting to take medication, dropping words, sleeping more. But this week, things have escalated. He’s not sleeping; her anxiety level seems up,

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Resistant Behavior with Dementia

Whether the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, behavior undeniably changes and resistance is inevitable. What were once regular daily habits, routines, and tasks may be now seen as stilted or repetitively performed. Or, in the case of personal hygiene, for example, they may be stubbornly avoided. Changes in a loved one’s behavior,

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4 Ways a Home Care Agency Caregiver Avoids Stress

Steps for Avoiding Stress as a Home Care Agency Caregiver Providing care to someone who cannot take care of themselves is noble work indeed. But being a home care agency caregiver can be difficult and stressful, and if you’re not careful it can take a toll on your health. Read on to learn about some

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