Are Antioxidants Really Good for You?

Antioxidants have been widely regarded as being good for health by scientists and nutritionists, as they are supposed to combat free radicals that contribute to cancer, environmental toxins and also help treat many ailments. Antioxidants are supposed to be good for patients with  various cancers, Alzheimer’s, dementia and many other diseases. Latest news questions this [...]

How to Get Help for a Parent with Alzheimer’s

A rule of thumb about home care agencies is that they charge from a third to a half more than they pay the caregivers. For example if an agency charges $17/hour for a Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA), they probably pay the Aide approximately $11/hour. And if you need someone to live-in with your parent –an [...]

Boomers: Plan on Your Parents Getting Alzheimer’s

Trigger events When trigger events strike, you are left with a horrendous burden and having to scramble for answers and loose ends in the dark. For example, you could be preparing dinner for your family in New Jersey when you get a phone call from a hospital in Delaware telling you that your mother has [...]

Looking After Marie – An Alzheimer’s Patient Cared for in Her Daughter’s Home

Angel Hello, I’m Angel, the caregiver. I look after Marie. The agency first chose me for this assignment more than three years ago because I had taken care of another Alzheimer’s patient, though briefly. I started doing a schedule consisting of a long daytime shift. At that time, Marie was still continent and would do [...]

Alzheimer’s: Signs, Symptoms, & Stages

A symptom is something you tell the doctor that you have or that you are feeling. A sign is something the doctor uncovers through observation or by examining you. The signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s frequently defy the norms, for they are the individualized manifestations of the genetic factor, lifestyle, and other environmental and health [...]