It’s something none of us want to hear: our loved one has Alzheimer’s Disease. But unfortunately, many of us will hear those words, and life will not stop just because we aren’t sure what to do next. So what happens after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis? What can you expect? Keep reading to find out. Immediately After […]
Life After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: What Happens Now?
My Senior Loved One Can’t Live Alone Anymore. Now What?
When your elderly loved one needs consistent help for everyday life, you may feel overwhelmed by trying to choose the best housing option for them. What most senior citizens want is to stay in their home, where they feel comfortable and are surrounded by a familiar environment. If a retirement home isn’t the best option, […]
What Is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
If your senior loved one has shown possible symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer’s, you may be wondering which of the two paths they are headed down – and if there is even a difference between the two. Both of these conditions can cause dramatic life changes for both you and your senior loved one – […]
Tips for Communicating with Your Senior Loved Ones
For our senior loved ones, it can often be difficult to communicate effectively due to cognitive impairments or hearing issues. To make the most of your time with your loved ones, check out these tips from Choice Home Care for communicating clearly. #1 Think about Your Surroundings For many of our seniors, background noise from […]
Physical Activity Benefits for Dementia Patients
Adding more physical activity to your routine can significantly improve your quality of life, especially as a patient with dementia. Activities that increase your heart rate and encourage you to take in more oxygen can provide your body with many benefits. Learn more with Choice Home Care in Birmingham, AL. Stay Strong Against Stroke Through […]
3 Tips for Caregivers of Loved Ones
Taking on a the care of a loved one can take a toll on your emotional health and personal finances. However, it is all for good cause. So how can you stay positive and maintain your quality of life (as well as improve the quality of life of your loved one)? Follow these three simple […]
How to Handle Long Distance Caregiving
When you live far away from a parent, grandparent, or loved one who needs your care, it can certainly be worrisome, especially if your loved one resists home care. However, long distance caregiving is not impossible. Simply being there for your loved one is the right place to start. Choice Home Care in Birmingham, AL, […]
Dietary Suggestions for a Healthy Lifestyle
At any age, eating well and keeping fit are important. However, as we age, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is even more crucial. Learn more about changes you and your loved ones can make to help improve your diet with Choice Home Care in Birmingham, AL. Stay Hydrated It’s no secret that drinking water is important, […]
What to Do If Your Loved One Resists Home Care
Families are about sticking together when things get rough. So when a loved one is injured, ill, or elderly and requires some level of care, family members need to participate in getting their loved one needed help. In terms of elderly loved ones like parents or other relatives, this can be a hard sell. Many […]
5 Stimulating Activities for Alzheimer’s Patients
Slowly but surely, we’re beginning to gain a better understanding of what causes Alzheimer’s Disease and what can be done to slow the progression of this degenerative disorder. Every patient is different, and the disease progresses at different rates, but new studies are showing that certain activities can help many Alzheimer’s patients to delay the […]