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Blog Category Dementia

  • Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

    Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. It’s been estimated that 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. As of now, it is the only one of the common causes of death that has no cure, effective treatment or prevention. The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s […]

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  • Consistent Support & Care For Adults With Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s Diseases is a degenerative brain disease. The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s is trouble remembering new information, according to the Alzheimer’s Association1. As Alzheimer’s advances, symptoms get more severe and include disorientation, confusion, and behavior changes. HouseWorks Caregivers help families provide consistent routines and support for people with Alzheimer’s – at home, where […]

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  • How to Talk to a Loved One or Patient with Dementia

    If you have a senior loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, often one of the biggest obstacles you will face is communication. Conversations can be challenging since dementia affects a person’s ability to understand, stay focused, and respond. With a diminished mental capacity, your senior loved one may become frustrated – and you might […]

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  • 4 Tips to Calm Someone Down with Dementia

    A person with dementia is experiencing an extreme loss of their ability to process new information. It is a direct result of dementia and is a challenging time for all involved. Anger, confusion, and sadness are a few symptoms that a person with dementia may experience regularly. The key is to respond with care to the changing […]

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  • HouseWorks Virtual Reality Dementia Training featured on NBC

    NBC 10 Boston came to HouseWorks for a segment on our innovative new virtual reality dementia training for caregivers. This immersive new technology allows our caregiving staff to experience, first-hand, what living with dementia is like to form a better appreciation for their client’s with the disease and other memory loss conditions.

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  • Is it time to wrap your loved one in “round-the-clock” care?

    Last week, HouseWorks’ marketing team shared tips for “Taking Care of Your Aging Parents” at the Hanover, Mass. Senior Center. Attendees shared their stories of supporting older loved ones — spouses struggling after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, mothers-in-law in New Hampshire, and that one aunt who at 94 can’t understand why she doesn’t have the pep […]

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