Category: CARE FOR ALZHEIMER’S, DEMENTIA, THE CHRONICALLY ILL, AND DISABLED

common myths about palliative care
Common Myths about Palliative Care: Transitions

Dispelling Common Myths, Part Two: Palliative Care This blog on Palliative Care is a follow-on to our first blog on May 28th on common myths about Hospice Care.  It’s the second on our series to provide education and enlightenment on services. In this case, those provided when receiving Hospice, Palliative, Home Health and Home Care […]

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Common Myths about Hospice Care: Transitions

New to our web site: Hospice, Palliative, and Home Health Information This blog on Hospice Care launches a new section of our web site to educate people on the valuable services provided to you and loved ones when receiving Hospice, Palliative, Home Health and Home Care services. They are valuable services that intersect on some […]

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Helpful Support Groups for Dementia Caregivers in Wake County

You just can’t change some of the circumstances you find yourself in as a family caregiver for a loved one who has dementia. Maybe it’s your Mom who absolutely refuses to take a shower no matter how many times you ask her. She tells you she did (and you know she didn’t) and it’s a […]

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How to Handle a Long Term Care Crisis: Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Don’t underestimate the level of care for a loved one with Dementia It can be extremely difficult to acknowledge the declining mental state of a loved one, even if they are already diagnosed. You might know they need additional care, but you avoid the topic for a variety of reasons. Where do you begin? What […]

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What is a stroke and what are the symptoms?

You may have heard of a stroke called by its medical term, Cerebrovascular Accident or CVA. What is a stroke? Simply put, a stroke is a ‘brain attack’. It occurs when a blood vessel or vessels in the brain are either blocked or burst. When this happens an area of the brain may not get […]

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The Struggle for A Higher Quality of Life in Dementia Care

It’s strange to reflect on the quality of life with dementia, for myself and my mother. “Your Mother looks so wonderful! You are so lucky to have her living with you!” Coping with Mom and her Life with Alzheimer’s Editor’s Note: No identifying personal information has been included about the author. I grit my teeth […]

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AskAware Alzheimers in Home Care

Aware Senior Care invited special guest Sandra Savell, author of “Dear Clueless: A Daughter’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Caregiving” to reflect on her experiences caring for her mother afflicted with Alzheimer’s and solutions for caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s in home. Sandra’s book, “Dear Clueless: A Daughter’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Caregiving” can be found […]

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Nobody Believes Me: Alzheimer’s and Elder Abuse

Guest blogger Sandra Savell tells about the struggle to live with her mother in the throes of Alzheimer’s, believing she is being abused, the stress of the situation and the heartbreak of the lack of support she receives during this difficult time. By Sandra Savell Author of “Dear Clueless: A Daughter’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Caregiving” […]

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When Christmas Cheer Becomes Christmas Fear

Sandra Savell, author of “Dear Clueless: A Daughter’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Caregiving” offers caregiving advice to those celebrating the holidays with a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Christmas was budget-wise during my childhood and teen years. Our one and only decoration was our Christmas tree. I lived in a 628 square foot half- duplex with my […]

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Signs of a Stroke and What to do

Have you ever wondered how you would know if you or someone you are with is having a stroke? Would you be able to recognize the signs of a stroke? Many of us have heard that that getting immediate medical help to someone having a stroke is essential but do you know what to look […]

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