September 29, 2015 by Dean Bellefeuille

It’s perfectly normal for those impacted by Alzheimer’s to experience feelings of frustration when formerly simple tasks suddenly seem insurmountable. And it’s also natural for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s to take over these tasks to alleviate that frustration. We at At Home Independent Living, however, believe in fostering as much independence and self-worth as possible in those with Alzheimer’s, and suggest the following tips in the face of frustrations:

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 September 23, 2015 by Dean Bellefeuille

If you’ve found yourself stepping into the world of Alzheimer’s with a senior loved one, it’s safe to say that you’ll be discovering some new challenges and changes that may leave you wondering how to best meet your loved one’s needs. Although Alzheimer’s affects each individual uniquely, the disease can be broken down in a general way into the following three stages (and, we’ve provided some care tips for each stage):

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 September 17, 2015 by Dean Bellefeuille

In our last blog, we shared some of the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease; but what you may not realize is that depression and Alzheimer’s can present very similar symptoms. For example, memory, concentration, and even motor skills can be affected by both conditions. It’s important to understand and pay close attention to the differences, and then share what you’re seeing in your senior loved one with his or her doctor.

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 September 9, 2015 by Dean Bellefeuille

You may be noticing subtle changes in Mom’s behaviors – she’s becoming a bit more forgetful, perhaps – and you find yourself wondering: could this possibly be the beginning of Alzheimer’s disease? If this thought has crossed your mind, start by reviewing these ten basic red flags that could be indicative of Alzheimer’s:
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