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How Setting a Daily Routine Can Help Seniors

By |2021-08-23T14:38:44-04:00August 26th, 2021|Dementia Care, Quality of Life, Senior Health, Senior Issues, Senior Mental Health|

Charter Home Health suggests helping seniors by setting a daily routine. Life, especially although not just during the pandemic, can be filled with uncertainness. For seniors who are feeling less in command of particular aspects of life, such as losing cognitive or physical functioning, concentrating on exactly what can be controlled is empowering.  An excellent place to begin is by setting a daily routine, customized to an older adult's particular interests and needs. Keep in mind the senior’s routine is not intended to be a strict schedule to be adhered to, but merely the foundation for predictability and structure. [...]

Talking To Your Doctor About A Dementia Diagnosis

By |2021-08-16T11:14:43-04:00August 10th, 2021|Dementia Care, Family Caregivers, Uncategorized|

Charter Home Health discusses talking to your doctor about a dementia diagnosis. Distress. Fear. Embarrassment. The feelings surrounding talking to your doctor about a dementia diagnosis can cause older adults to keep their suspicions to themselves. A recently available AARP survey peeled away a few of the layers of emotion to get to the reason – namely, worry over losing independence and becoming a problem to others. While there is some truth to those fears, there are also some misconceptions fueling them. For instance, virtually half of the participants, who were adults age 40 and over, believe they are [...]

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