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Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease | National Institute on Aging

September 10, 2012


  Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging This comprehensive, 104-page handbook offers easy-to-understand information and advice for at-home caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. It addresses all aspects of care, from bathing and eating to visiting the doctor and getting respite care. via Caring for […]

Memory problems are just a part of growing older, or are they? | downtown-houston

August 17, 2012


    How many times have you heard or said something like this when memory issues arise? “I have a touch of the old timer’s disease.” “I have a photographic memory but sometimes I don’t have film.” “I’m directionally challenged” “Who moved my keys, I know I laid them RIGHT HERE.” I don’t know about […]

Dementia – Who is at risk for Wandering? | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 8, 2012


Dementia – Who is at risk for Wandering? Six in 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease will wander. Many of these people can not remember their name or address and may become disoriented and lost, even in their own neighborhood. Who is at risk of wandering? Anyone with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who: Returns from […]

Johns Hopkins program enables those with dementia to ‘age in place’ : Johns Hopkins University – The Gazette

July 30, 2012


BrightStar specializes in dementia care and will be glad to talk to you about how we can help you or a loved one stay at home. By Stephanie Desmon, Johns Hopkins Medicine A Johns Hopkins research program that brought resources and counselors to elderly Baltimore residents with memory disorders such as dementia significantly increased the chance […]

New strategies help dementia patients stay home longer: BrightStar can help

July 29, 2012


  Keeping aging parents at home can be challenging but BrightStar is there to help.  Recent findings bring new hope that patients with dementia can avoid institutionalization longer — and stay at home instead if they receive the proper in-home care. This is thanks to a new system of care identified in a recent study […]

Falling – a high risk venture for the elderly

July 24, 2012


  Why another Blog about Falling? Falls are dangerous to anyone but can be deadly to anyone 65 years old or older. Did you know? A third of seniors in the U.S (about 12 million people) fall each year and are the leading cause of injuries for people 65 and older. More than 300,000 persons […]

With Alzheimer’s, hospital stays can be a hazard | Fox News

July 5, 2012


With Alzheimer’s, hospital stays can be a hazard Published June 18, 2012Associated Press WASHINGTON –  For people with Alzheimer’s disease, a hospital stay may prove catastrophic. People with dementia are far more likely to be hospitalized than other older adults, often for preventable reasons like an infection that wasn’t noticed early enough. Hospitals can be […]