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10 Alzheimer’s Warning Signs

Posted on: September 28 2015 by Samantha

Some change in memory is normal as we grow older, but the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are more than simple lapses in memory. People with Alzheimer's experience difficulties communicating, learning, thinking and reasoning - problems severe enough to have an impact on an individual's work, social activities and family life. The Alzheimer's Association has developed a checklist of common symptoms to help you recognize the difference between normal age-related memory changes and possible warning signs of Alzheimer's disease. There's no clear-cut line between normal changes and warning signs. It's always...

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Asking for help!

Posted on: May 11 2015 by Samantha

Here is a follow-up to Susan's blog from last week! Every Day I'm Shufflin': Needing Help We all need a little help sometimes....some of us more than others. My adult life has been spent as a caregiver: as a mother and as a nurse.  So when I hit the part in the Parkinson's Owner's Manual that read "Caregivers", I thought of myself. When I read further, I was appalled to find that the book was intimating that I would eventually need one!  In fact, shortly after my diagnosis, when Michael J Fox...

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Spotlight on Caregivers - Betty Capponi

Posted on: August 25 2014 by Samantha

Each month or so we would like to dedicate a blog to the incredible caregivers who give their hearts and souls to our clients each and everyday. They are out in the community making a difference by sharing the compassion and skills they have for caring for our seniors and allowing them to age in place.  Betty Capponi - 

My name is Betty Capponi.  I have been with Armistead for 8+ years, a caregiver for over 20 years.  I love caring for and helping seniors.  It gives me great reward that I...

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Spring Cleaning Isn’t Just for houses…....

Posted on: May 05 2014 by Samantha

Let this spring be the perfect time to not only spring clean your house but also your diet.  Your body will thank you!!  

YOUR FOOLPROOF GUIDE TO HEALTHY EATING……

You’ve probably heard of clean eating, but you may not know what it is exactly or how to go about cleaning up your diet. Eating clean is a good way to refresh your eating habits: it’s about eating more of the best and healthiest options in each of the food groups—and eating less of the not-so-healthy ones. That...

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Protecting the Elderly from Identity Theft

Posted on: February 10 2014 by Samantha

by Special Guest Blogger:  Constance Archer, LegalShield Independent Associate Studies have consistently shown that the elderly are an especially high risk population when it comes to falling victim to scams, fraudsters, and identity thieves. Elderly people are particularly at risk for identity theft, as well as other forms of financial abuse due to several factors. First, older citizens tend to have more savings at their disposal and higher credit ratings, making them juicier targets than many other demographics. Elderly people are also less comfortable using the internet. This means they are less likely to check their bank statements...

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Eating Disorders Among the Elderly

Posted on: December 31 2013 by Samantha

Eating Disorders Among the Elderly

WRITTEN BY CHRIS COOPER, CFP® | 30 DECEMBER 2013

  Eating disorders are more common among older adults than many people realize.

Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia are typically thought of as conditions that affect young people. But eating disorders among elderly adults are a real and often unrecognized problem. If you have an elderly loved one, it’s important to be aware of the signs of an eating disorder, the causes of the condition, its possible consequences, and potential treatments. Causes of Eating Disorders Among the Elderly Eating disorders among the...

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Surviving the Holidays

Posted on: November 12 2013 by Samantha

According to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org), nearly 5.2 million people in the United States are living with the disease. Alzheimer’s doesn’t just affect the patient. For the millions of caregivers, this disease can create tremendous stress and affect health. Holidays can be especially difficult. However, with a little planning, your holiday can be a happy time to spend with family and friends and be inclusive of your family member with Alzheimer’s. Here are some tips to help keep holidays a joyful, fun time. • Limit guests- Lots of people in...

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