March 27, 2014 by Dean Bellefeuille

Everyone knows there’s no place like home, and most of us would like to remain there as long as possible as we age. With the help of a professional in-home caregiver, the possibility of avoiding a move to a nursing home can become a reality, allowing for comfort, independence and self-reliance – huge benefits in and of themselves, but consider some of these additional benefits as well:

  • Family ties. Home care allows families to stay closer and family members tend to be more involved with the care when their loved one is at home. (more…)

 March 21, 2014 by Dean Bellefeuille

Everyone faces times of forgetfulness: misplacing the car keys, wondering if the lights were turned off before leaving home. But at what point does mild memory loss seem to be crossing over into potential Alzheimer’s disease?

Knowing more about the disease and its warning signs can help family members and caregivers know when they are dealing with normal memory loss and when it might be something more serious. Alzheimer’s disease typically begins after 60, and the risk increases with age. (more…)