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Is Medical Cannabis Safe For Dementia Patients?

When we started ElderHealth we knew that one of our most important tenets of care was to meet patients where they were, as well as their goals. We quickly discovered that a lot of our patients were using medical cannabis or were interested in finding out more about it. We hit the books to find …

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When To Start Hospice For A Loved One With Alzheimer’s Disease

As our loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease progress in their illness, we may ask at what point it would be advisable to enlist the help of hospice. Hospice enrollment provides access to 24/7 care and support via regularly scheduled and as-needed nurse visits in person and by telephone. In Medicare’s own words – A hospice …

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How Sensory-Rich Experiences Can Help Caregivers Communicate Better With Elderly Patients

“Given the significant advancements in the field of neuroscience, it is now widely recognized that the different sensory-rich experiences human beings encounter every day help to ‘nourish’ the nervous system.” AJ Ayres, 2005 As anyone who has ever been around someone with a cognitive impairment can surely attest, communication can be a challenge. Another challenge …

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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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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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