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How to Care for Elderly Loved Ones When You Live Far Away

2018-02-20T19:28:00+00:00

Adult children of aging parents often have anxiety when they start thinking about how to care for their parents as they get older. This anxiety can be exacerbated by distance. If you live far away from your parents, the thought of having to pick up and move to take care of them can be daunting [...]

How to Care for Elderly Loved Ones When You Live Far Away 2018-02-20T19:28:00+00:00

Understanding & Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

2018-01-04T18:59:33+00:00

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative movement disorder that affects the nervous system. Because it develops gradually, you may at first dismiss the early symptoms, such as slight tremor in one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder also commonly causes other symptoms, including a lack [...]

Understanding & Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease 2018-01-04T18:59:33+00:00

Causes & Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

2018-01-04T18:58:38+00:00

Alzheimer’s disease is a shockingly common condition in older adults, particular those with dementia. Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, which occurs in patients between age 30 and 64, can sometimes be caused by an inherited change in one of three specific genes, resulting in early onset familial Alzheimer’s disease, also known as FAD. There are specific variations [...]

Causes & Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease 2018-01-04T18:58:38+00:00

The Benefits of Escort Services for Medical Appointments

2018-02-02T16:15:48+00:00

As you age, you will find yourself going to the doctor’s office and various specialists more often than you used to. You may also lose your ability to drive due to a medical condition. When that happens, some people think they will be put in an assisted living facility, but this doesn’t have to be [...]

The Benefits of Escort Services for Medical Appointments 2018-02-02T16:15:48+00:00

Facts and Fiction About Alzheimer’s Disease

2017-12-31T16:55:45+00:00

Alzheimer’s is the number one cause of dementia today, particular among older adults, and the number of cases diagnosed each year is on the rise. This has led to some persistent myths and misunderstandings when it come to this devastating disease. If only all of the following were untrue. Common Facts and Fictions Regarding Alzheimer’s [...]

Facts and Fiction About Alzheimer’s Disease 2017-12-31T16:55:45+00:00

Let Us Provide Faculty Staffing for Your Medical Facility

2018-02-02T16:13:33+00:00

Finding quality staff for your medical facility can be a difficult task, especially when you are short-staffed. What separates Specialty Care Services from other home health care agencies in Bethesda, MD is that we can provide for the unique staffing needs of a variety of medical facilities, including: Hospitals Assisted Living Facilities Nursing Homes Adult [...]

Let Us Provide Faculty Staffing for Your Medical Facility 2018-02-02T16:13:33+00:00

Some Startling Statistics About Alzheimer’s Disease

2017-12-28T16:12:07+00:00

Alzheimer’s is an overwhelming degenerative disease that can devastate not only a patient, but also their loved ones as they try to understand and cope with the diagnosis and the day to day reality. If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or are concerned about your risk or that of a loved one, then [...]

Some Startling Statistics About Alzheimer’s Disease 2017-12-28T16:12:07+00:00

Tips for Living with Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s

2017-12-28T16:14:00+00:00

More than 30 million Americans provide unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older, and at least 15 million of those are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Living with someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can be emotionally draining and completely exhausting. Caring for them can often feel like an unending series [...]

Tips for Living with Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s 2017-12-28T16:14:00+00:00

Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease

2017-12-28T16:15:36+00:00

Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Some medications and strategies for managing the condition may temporarily improve some of the symptoms, which can help patients to improve their ability to function and maintain a degree of independence for longer. This in turn can greatly improve the patient’s quality of life – as [...]

Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease 2017-12-28T16:15:36+00:00

Help Your Loved One Maintain Independence in Old Age

2018-01-08T21:05:01+00:00

As our loved ones get older,  the question of whether or not they need assisted living may come up. Many children consider nursing homes for their parents after diagnoses of Alzheimer’s or dementia, or after a stroke or heart attack. It can also be a topic of contention between seniors and their families. Most often, [...]

Help Your Loved One Maintain Independence in Old Age 2018-01-08T21:05:01+00:00