Dementia: Stages, Scales and Progression Models

Dementia experts break down various stages of dementia into anywhere from 3 to 7 phases. Each category is separated according to the level of severity and typical characteristics portrayed. The number of stages vary depending how the 3 main categories … Read More

Mom Keeps Repeating Herself, Could she Have Dementia?

It’s a question that is all too common, “Mom is repeating herself, could she have dementia?” Even those who know very little about dementia typically link verbal repetition and “forgetfulness” to warning signs. With the high number of Alzheimer’s and … Read More

What are ADLs and IADLs?

Have you heard the term ADLs or IADLs and wonder what it means? If so, you are not alone, becoming familiar with senior care related acronyms can take some getting used to! ADL stands for activities of daily living and … Read More

How to Tell the Difference Between Delirium and Dementia

Delirium and dementia can often be confused because both conditions can cause a person to become cognitively confused and emotionally distressed. Each typically occur when some sort of trauma has taken place within the brain. Delirium is more prevalent in … Read More

Reversible Dementia vs. Irreversible Dementia

With Alzheimer’s continuing to be on the rise, there is more talk than ever regarding dementia. With all of the media attention, it’s no wonder that so many adults worry that every lapse in memory or moment of befuddlement could … Read More

Testing for the Alzheimer’s Gene: Is it right for you?

 If your parent or grandparent developed Alzheimer’s disease, you may be wondering if it could be passed down to you or another family member. This is a natural fear, especially for adult children who worry that every lapse in memory … Read More

Red Wine and Alzheimer’s Disease-What Do We Know?

There are fairly new and encouraging studies being conducted by scientists all over the world showing a positive link between a chemical found in red wine and Alzheimer’s Disease. While it may not be as simple as pouring a glass … Read More

Is Dementia Hereditary?

If you have a family member with dementia, you may be wondering if it is hereditary. The answer is yes…and no. The genetics of dementia are complex with many factors weighing in. If your loved one has dementia, the first … Read More

The Effects of Alzheimer’s on Family and their Care Givers

We are excited to continue our new series of blogs written by our CareGivers.com team. Nichole has been with CareGivers.com since the beginning of 2017 as a Home Care Advisor. Her background is in social work. She has worked in … Read More

Warning Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs Help

When an elderly loved one needs help at home, it is not always obvious. In fact, it is usually the people who are closest that are the last to notice warning signs. Why? Familiarity. When changes happen gradually over time, … Read More