10 Things You Need To Consider When Choosing an Assisted Living Facility or Adult Care Home

There are many reasons why families make the decision to move a loved one into an assisted living facility.  Medication, treatment, food, safety, accessibility to nursing assistance, hygiene, mobility, and care partner burnout are just a few reasons that it’s time to make a change. Beware! Not all assisted living facilities are created equally! We believe …

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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Not all movement disorders are Parkinson’s disease Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is an uncommon neurodegenerative disorder. It’s commonly misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. However, PSP is different from Parkinson’s in several key ways: PSP causes frequent falling early on. PSP causes more neck stiffness than Parkinson’s. PSP does not cause tremors. People with PSP maintain their …

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Speax – An Absorbent Underwear for Bladder Leak Protection

As primary care providers for geriatric patients, we see many patients with urinary leakage. Adult incontinence or bladder leakage is very common, affecting up to 75% of women throughout a lifetime. ElderHealth is committed to improving everyday routines for our patients and we think this product is a game-changer! While pads and disposable briefs may …

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Ways to Donate And Support People During The Ukraine Crisis

Since Russia has invaded Ukraine you may be spending much of your time watching the news or reading the latest updates. During these devastating times, many feelings may surface that you might not have anticipated. You are not alone! Many people are going through the same feelings that you are, such as stress, anxiety, anger, …

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Technology is Everywhere, Make it Part of Your Daily In-Home Elder Care Routine

Whether it’s ordering a meal through a delivery service or a surveillance system to monitor your home, smart tech for seniors is improving every year. It can be helpful for a care partner or family member to see what’s happening in real-time and monitor health from anywhere on a smart device. Nearly 90% of adults over the age …

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Talking to Kids About Dementia on Banner Health’s Dementia Untangled Podcast With Dr. Corinne Self & Melissa Koon

This week ElderHealth’s Dr. Corinne Self and Nurse Practitioner Melissa Koon were featured in Banner Health’s Dementia Untangled podcast. In the podcast, we discuss easy ways to talk to children about “grown-up” topics like neuro-cognitive disorders that affect our family relationships and community. We discuss the best way to explain dementia, when to talk about …

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Holiday Recipes From Our Family to Yours

The holidays are a time of year that many of us look forward to. We may be spending it with family, and sometimes that may include travel. The stores are bustling and the weather has gotten cooler. You might follow family traditions and look forward to those family gatherings.  It’s a time of giving and …

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Video: Story Time With ElderHealth, Reading Books About Dementia And Alzheimer’s Disease to Kids And Pre-Teens

In 2020, it was estimated that there are 6.2 million people in the United States living with dementia. With the number of Americans aged 65 years and older increasing, this number is expected to reach 12.7 million by 2050. Despite the common knowledge that most people living with dementia are institutionalized, 70% of adults with …

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Webinar recording: De-escalating behaviors in neurocognitive disorders

Recording date: September 15, 2021 Q- Are you caring for someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other neurocognitive disorder? Q- Are you frustrated and experiencing feelings of anger or sadness as you struggle to understand the changing communication style of your loved one? Q- Are you looking for ways to better understand and respond to …

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