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Key facts

  • Dementia is a syndrome in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities.

  • Although dementia mainly affects older people, it is not a normal part of ageing.

  • Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year.

  • Alzheimer disease is the most common form of dementia and may contribute to 60–70% of cases.

  • Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide.

  • Dementia has a physical, psychological, social, and economic impact, not only on people with dementia, but also on their carers, families and society at large.

Dementia is a syndrome – usually of a chronic or progressive nature – in which there is deterioration in cognitive function (i.e. the ability to process thought) beyond what might be expected from normal ageing. It affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language, and judgement. Consciousness is not affected. The impairment in cognitive function is commonly accompanied, and occasionally preceded, by deterioration in emotional control, social behaviour, or motivation.

Dementia results from a variety of diseases and injuries that primarily or secondarily affect the brain, such as Alzheimer's disease or stroke.

Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide. It can be overwhelming, not only for the people who have it, but also for their carers and families. There is often a lack of awareness and understanding of dementia, resulting in stigmatization and barriers to diagnosis and care. The impact of dementia on carers, family and society at large can be physical, psychological, social and economic.

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We make long-term care simple

At Home Caregivers makes a great effort to ensure that every client is able to receive the best care with minimum stress. Our staff will work with you to make sure that your insurance claims are handled properly, and as an additional benefit to our clients, we will also bill your long-term care provider directly to save you the inconvenience.

Below you'll find just a few of the providers that we work with daily. If you do not see your provider below then please feel free to contact us so we can work towards finding the next step.

Insurance providers:

  1. AARP

  2. American International Group (AIG)

  3. Banker’s Life & Casualty

  4. Coventry

  5. Genworth

  6. John Hancock

  7. Lincoln Financial Group

  8. MetLife

  9. Mutual of Omaha

  10. New York Life Insurance

  11. Penn Treaty

  12. Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania SHIP

  13. Thrivent Financials for Lutherans

  14. Unum

  15. ...and more

*Ask about your provider if you do not see them listed.

When the winter weather finally breaks and those first signs of spring begin to show, everybody wants to be outside. especially seniors that are indoors more in the winter!

Here are some great suggestions from Inside Elder Care for getting out and getting moving in the spring:

  • Take a walk: Studies have shown that even ten minutes of walking a day can help senior citizens maintain their strength and agility. Walking, along with various other types of physical activity, gets the blood pumping through the body and helps oxygen flow to the brain.

  • Go to a sporting event: A sporting event can energize and gives opportunity to socialize.

  • Have a picnic: Enjoying a meal outdoors is a nice change of scene when the weather’s appropriate. If hosting a picnic seems like too much, plan a day out with your closest friends to a restaurant with outdoor seating. You’ll still be enjoying the outdoors but without all the work!

  • Start a garden: Plant some colorful flowers and watch them bloom, or try your hand at growing some vegetables. Once they’ve matured, you can use them in your cooking and share them with friends and loved ones.

  • Do some exercise: Many people think that senior citizens should avoid physical activity to help prevent injury, but it’s especially important to stay physically active in your later years so that your body will remain functioning. As the old adage goes, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it!

  • Play a game: Engaging your brain will help keep you sharp. If board games aren’t in your wheelhouse, try participating in some friendly shuffleboard or tennis. Playing a sport can even double as your physical activity for the day.

  • Take a field trip: Visit a local park, a museum, or attend an outdoor concert – check with your local visiting center or the activities board at your senior care facility to see what’s currently happening in your town.

Being outside is a natural stress reliever and always brings an increased sense of vitality and energy for seniors. With the season’s shifting, longer periods of daylight, and warmer weather ahead, seniors and their families can enjoy the great outdoors these fun spring activities!

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