Category: Blog

Understanding Alzheimer’s Aggression

What is Alzheimer’s?Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative disease that affects the brain and causes cognitive deterioration. Eventually, dementia sets in, which can sometimes lead to aggressive behavior in certain situations. There are many resources for family caregivers of individuals suffering from dementia, such as in home Alzheime...

Osteoporosis In Seniors

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes thin and brittle bones in seniors. The disease causes the bones to fracture more easily than usual. Osteoporosis is more common in older people, but it can occur at any age. Allcare Home Health has put together some valuable information about the condition to help family members and caregivers to recognize when...

Maintaining A Healthy Weight As We Age

One of the top New Year’s resolutions, along with quitting smoking, is losing weight. Our bodies are constantly changing with each passing year, so losing weight in our senior years is a constant challenge. As we enter our senior years, we lose significant muscle mass. Many seniors gain, and maintain weight, simply because they are not as active ...

Caring For Elderly Parents From A Distance

Caring for elderly parents is challenging, particularly if you live an hour or more away. It can be extremely stressful if you have more than the usual concerns about your parent’s health and safety and you’re unable to get assistance to them quickly in an emergency. “More than the usual concerns” would be situations where there are early s...

When It’s Time To Have “The Talk” Getting Seniors To Hand Over The Car Keys

The decline of mobility and coordination is a harsh reality of aging. Judgment and response time also slows with advanced age.According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the rate of fatal accidents grows from age 70 and reaches a high at age 85 and above. Yet, despite these numbers, it can be challenging to persuade senior loved on...

Avoiding Resistance During Bath or Shower Making It A Pleasant Experience for Seniors With Dementia

Seniors living with Dementia face many challenges. One of the more common challenges is hygiene. As a top provider of in home dementia care in the Raleigh/Durham area, our trained caregivers are faced with this challenge daily. The good news is, there are tactics that caregivers can implement into their personal care routines that make showering an...

Preparing For Flu Season 2022-2023

Peak flu season doesn’t take hold until between December and February, but it’s still important to get vaccinated early. This is especially true for seniors. Seniors over the age of 70 are at higher risk of contracting the flu, especially those with chronic conditions. To help seniors at home prepare for the oncoming flu season, Allcare Home He...