Can Medicare Pay for a Caregiver?

Medicare does not cover full-time in-home care by a caregiver, although it does provide some coverage for short-term stays in skilled nursing facilities. Medicare may also help adults pay for some in-home care if they use a Medicare-certified home health …
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How Does Respite Care Work?

Caregivers spend thousands of hours every year supporting friends and relatives with diseases such as Alzheimer’s. But while caregivers are an essential support network, they’re also at a high risk of burnout. Respite care can help you avoid burnout and …
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Early Stage Dementia: Signs, Symptoms and Care

Dementia is an umbrella term that encompasses many different memory impairment diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular dementia and frontotemporal dementia. When you first notice the early warning signs of dementia in someone you love, you may feel overwhelmed with all …
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15 Winter Activities for Seniors with Dementia

Winter activities for seniors with dementia need to take the weather into account, while also tailoring activities to maximize abilities and enjoyment. There are plenty of options to choose from, including the 15 listed below. 1. Create Favorite Holiday Dishes …
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How to Comfort Someone with Alzheimer’s

American society is aging. Population Reference Bureau’s Population Bulletin projects that the number of Americans over age 65 will double between 2018 and 2060. Soon, the number of older adults will equal or exceed the number of youth and children. …
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How to Identify and Manage Sundown Syndrome

The terms “sundowning” or “late-day confusion” refer to a state of agitation and confusion that some individuals with dementia experience later in the day — from late afternoon into the nighttime hours — typically between the hours of 4:30 in the …
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8 Tips for an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Being responsible for the care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia may be one of the most difficult tasks a person can choose to undertake. Making the decision to care for another person’s needs and well-being over their own …
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