How to Care for Veterans Living with Dementia

Each November, we observe Veterans Day to honor all U.S. military veterans. As we pay tribute to these worthy men and women, it’s important to remember that their time of service may have left its mark on them physically, emotionally, psychologically, and socially. These “scars” may become even more apparent as the individual age, mainly…

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At Cahoon Care, despite the challenges caused by the labor shortage, we remain vigilant in our commitment to providing the highest quality care. One of many avenues we leverage is local radio to invite the best of the best to join our team after passing our rigorous interview and screening process. You may have recently…

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Nationally, November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Reagan made this designation in 1983 after recognizing the need for heightened disease awareness. While less than two million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s then, the number has since increased to nearly six million. The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is projected to surpass 13.8 million…

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How to Handle Dementia Accusations

The brain of a person struggling with dementia can begin to link facts and details in unusual ways. As the brain starts to change, a false-memory phenomenon can occur. This causes the individual to perceive reality differently than those around him or her and can lead to hurtful behavior toward caregivers. One common scenario experienced…

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Hurtful Words and How Caregivers Can Cope

It’s no easy task to care for an individual suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. Still, difficulty can quickly escalate when that person starts using hurtful words to interact with you. It’s human nature to take rude or mean words personally and feel that the individual is consciously attacking you verbally; however, in the case of…

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6 Ways to Prevent Heat Stroke in Seniors

Summertime can be a fun and wonderful season to enjoy the outdoors – but it can also present dangers in the form of heat injuries such as heat stroke. Heat stroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually due to prolonged exposure to the sun or physical exertion in high temperatures. Because untreated…

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Living Will vs. Health Care Proxy

Although most people realize they should have some sort of advance healthcare directive in place, there is often a lot of confusion as to what type they need, and for what reason. First, it’s important to understand why advance healthcare directives came into being. They were created in response to increasingly sophisticated medical technology. A…

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How to Create a Dementia-Friendly Garden

Gardening is an excellent form of both exercise and sensory stimulation for the elderly. This is especially true for those who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s, since gardening keeps the brain active, helps create a routine, stimulates the mind and senses, and provides a feeling of purpose. In fact, studies have found that gardening can…

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Ways to Create a Dementia-Friendly Environment at Home

Everyday life can be very challenging for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. As the disease progresses, older adults begin to have even more trouble with mental issues such as remembering, reasoning, thinking, and processing. While there’s not much caregivers can do to slow the progression of the disease, they can make simple adaptations at…

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Therapeutic Fibbing

The brain damage experienced by dementia and Alzheimer’s patients causes a progressive decline in their ability to understand and process information – creating in essence a different version of reality in which they live. Forcing them to abandon their version of reality to join the “real world” can cause them tremendous pain, confusion, fear, anxiety,…

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