Aging, Alabama Seniors

10 Signs for the Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

Cognitive impairment has increased over the past decade. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. November marks National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month. Most people do not know when forgetting becomes a serious health problem. Without early detection, many sufferers miss the opportunity to get the best help possible. 10 Signs for Early Detection (from the Alzheimer’s Association) 1) Memory changes that disrupt daily life 2) Challenges in planning or solving problems 3) Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home or work 4) Confusion with time or place 5) Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships 6) New…

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Alabama Seniors, Care Giving, Care Managers

May is National Geriatric Care Manager Month

Awareness during the month of May focuses on older adults and those that care for them. Professional care management is the process of planning and coordinating the care of the elderly and disabled to improve their quality of life and maintain their independence for as long as possible. A care manager is an aging specialist who helps families who are caring for older relatives. They are trained and experienced in, but not limited to nursing, gerontology, social work, or psychology, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care. In addition, the care manager is an experienced…

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