By Erik Gans, 11:31 pm on August 15, 2014

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be a rewarding, yet challenging experience. While it is important to meet your loved one’s physical needs, it is just as important to fulfill his or her social needs as well. Doing so can help slow the onset of cognitive decline, reduce the risk for depression and can also provide opportunities to strengthen the caregiving bond. As a leading provider of Alzheimer’s home care in Fairfield, we’re always sharing new, fun and simple activities that family caregivers can perform with their loved ones. Here are a few of our favorite, some of which have been proven to help boost overall mood and mental acuity for seniors with Alzheimer’s. Scrapbooking – Going through old picture albums and sorting through recent photographs is a…

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By Erik Gans, 11:23 pm on August 8, 2014

When an aging parent does not live close by, determining whether or not they are safe in their environment can pose a problem. Mom or dad may maintain that they are doing well when in fact they are not. They are not necessarily “lying” but rather, they may not want to worry their children, be embarrassed by their changes in abilities, or fear placement in a nursing facility. As a leading provider of home care in Fairfield, we work with families throughout Connecticut who are concerned about their loved one’s wellbeing at home and have found there are many ways that adult children can evaluate their loved one’s safety, even if they cannot visit frequently. Here are our top three strategies: Make the Most of Visits – Even if you cannot…

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