Here’s how we help our clients maintain healthy blood sugar

The evidence is in: The link between blood sugar/insulin and Alzheimer’s disease is so strong that Alzheimer’s can reasonably be called type 3 diabetes. So what does that mean for senior citizens? It means eating right and watching your blood sugar are lifelong tasks. And what does it mean for how we help take care of our clients at Stay at Home? It means we will stress nutrition as a way of...

The link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease—another reason to watch what you eat

Alzheimer’s disease is a disease of the elderly. For those of us who make it to 85, there is a 50–50 chance we will develop Alzheimer’s. Yet even though we’ve known about Alzheimer’s for more than a century and it’s the most common form of dementia in the United States, we still don’t know what to do about it. We at Stay at Home have written about the link between Alzheimer’s and hearing loss,...

Pay attention to the warning signs of hearing loss

Hearing loss can be much more than inconvenient, especially for a senior citizen. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders you have a one in three chance of diminished hearing if you are between 65 and 74 and nearly a 50 percent chance if you are 75 and older. This post is part of our discussion of hearing loss among the elderly. How can you detect...

Hearing loss can make you sick

Hearing loss can be much more than inconvenient, especially for a senior citizen. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders you have a one in three chance of diminished hearing if you are between 65 and 74 and nearly a 50 percent chance if you are 75 and older. This post is part of our discussion of hearing loss among the elderly. Deafness can be bad for...

Save your hearing and keep your balance

Hearing loss can be much more than inconvenient, especially for a senior citizen. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders you have a one in three chance of diminished hearing if you are between 65 and 74 and nearly a 50 percent chance if you are 75 and older. This post is part of our discussion of hearing loss among the elderly. Hearing loss increases...

Save your hearing and you may save your mind

Hearing loss can be much more than inconvenient, especially for a senior citizen. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders you have a one in three chance of diminished hearing if you are between 65 and 74 and nearly a 50 percent chance if you are 75 and older. This post is part of our discussion of hearing loss among the elderly. Deafness and dementia For...

Those first few weeks out of the hospital are the most dangerous for an elderly parent

Let’s say your elderly mother is just coming out of the hospital. Maybe she had a small stroke, or maybe she just fell. If you’re lucky, the whole family has gathered around for the homecoming. Neighbors and friends have brought food. For a couple of days she has all the love and care she needs. Then what? What happens when family and friends must go back to their own lives and their own...

With our help, your loved one can live at home until the very end

We have no doubt that seniors want to live at home as long as possible. That means that when their time comes, they want to die at home as well. Augmenting hospice care is an important part of our work at Stay at Home. We have immense respect for hospice agencies and the work they do, but hospice staff can only visit two or three times a week. And even when a patient is lucky enough to have a...

We help family members take care of Alzheimer’s patients

You may need help taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and not even realize it. Alzheimer’s is progressive, and while you may have handled the situation without too much problem at first, the requirements of caretaking will become more and more demanding. As a result, you will become more and more stressed, and your ability to take care of your loved one—or yourself—will suffer....

We help Alzheimer’s patients stay at home

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are an unavoidable fact of life for many of us as we move into our later years. For those of us who make it to age 85, there is nearly a 50–50 chance we will suffer from Alzheimer’s; if we have complicating factors such as diabetes, the likelihood rises significantly. Yet people with Alzheimer’s, like most seniors, want to live out their lives at...