With an estimated 44 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide, providing the appropriate level of care and attention to these individuals becomes crucial. Memory care services are a form of long-term care designed to meet the needs of a person with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other types of memory impairments.
For many, the terms “nursing home” and “assisted living community” are interchangeable, but you may be surprised to learn that the level of care they offer is very different.
Recognizing the signs of depression in seniors can be challenging as the symptoms can vary from, or may appear to be side effects of medication or health conditions. While over 40 million Americans have depression, it is not a normal part of aging and is a serious concern.
With the trend of informal caregiving growing at a rapid pace, it is important for caregivers and families to understand respite care services and what they can offer to avoid developing caregiver burnout. It can be easy to forget about yourself and your health as you become a caregiver for a loved one. However, this can result in lower quality of care and adverse health effects.
The Department of Veteran Affairs reports that there are an estimated $33 million in unclaimed veteran benefits dating back to as early as the first World War. Over two-thirds, or 13 million, of all veterans, are age 55 or older; however, only 5% of senior veterans utilize their benefits.
With nearly 50% of people diagnosed with arthritis being 65 years or older, the condition is an increasing pain point amongst the demographic. If you are the caregiver of a senior managing arthritis, you may be looking for ways to reduce their symptoms or alleviate pain.
While palliative care is becoming a more sought out care option selected by millions of Americans every year, a large portion of the public may still be unaware of what these services are. In some ways, palliative care is a similar solution to hospice care, but the main difference is the altered approach behind it.
Caring for a parent or loved one shows your love and compassion, but can the development of caregiver burnout. Caregiver burnout can begin as a caregiver focuses all their attention on a loved one, but neglects their wants and needs.
In today’s culture, convenience, and technology have caused most to undermine the value of the great outdoors, and many may not understand the importance of fresh air. No matter how you go about it, affording personal time with Mother Nature can considerably benefit your health! The Pavilion Senior Living understands the importance of outdoor activities and fresh air, which is why we would like to share a few of the associated health benefits!
While researchers are hard at work searching for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, they are also always seeking to understand the disease better. The Pavilion Senior Living previously shared a blog that discussed the history of Alzheimer’s disease. Now we want to highlight recent Alzheimer’s disease research and breakthroughs that bring hope for the future!