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Taking Care of YOU: Tips for caregivers

Caregiver stress can affect sleep, relationships -- even your health. If you've spent time taking care of a newborn, disabled child, incapacitated adult or aging parent, you know that it’s a big challenge. But were you aware that [...]

By | 2018-03-16T10:22:23+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Caregivers, Caregiving, Home Care|Comments Off on Taking Care of YOU: Tips for caregivers

Why Go If My Loved One Can’t Remember My Visit?

When a loved one has Alzheimer's disease or dementia, behavioral changes that accompany these diseases can make visits difficult. Here are some helpful tips to help ease the discomfort and make the visits more pleasant.

By | 2016-05-11T10:23:39+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, Caregivers, GeriJoy, Lifeline, Memory Care, Oxford Music Therapy|Comments Off on Why Go If My Loved One Can’t Remember My Visit?

“When words fail, music speaks” Hans Christian Anderson

The language area of the brain is impacted early in the Alzheimer’s disease process, but music touches a different part of the brain. Some individuals will respond to music when nothing else seems to reach them.

By | 2016-03-21T10:35:44+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, Caregivers, Caregiving, Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care, Oxford Music Therapy|Comments Off on “When words fail, music speaks” Hans Christian Anderson

November is National Hospice Month and National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Hospice is a compassionate option for people facing end of life illness. When faced with the unique needs of end stage Alzheimer's and other related dementias, hospice can be especially beneficial to the patient and family.

By | 2015-11-10T09:39:20+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, Caregivers, Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care|Comments Off on November is National Hospice Month and National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Oxford Hosts Event to Help Those Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

Coping with Caregiving is a free event to help those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Don't face these challenges alone—Oxford HealthCare is here to help.

By | 2015-09-18T14:36:57+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, Caregivers, Caregiving, Safety and Wellness|Comments Off on Oxford Hosts Event to Help Those Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

The Three D’s: Dementia, Depression or Delirium. Which is it?

At times, the symptoms of dementia, delirium and depression overlap and occur simultaneously. It is important to recognize the differences in order to seek the appropriate treatment. Oxford HealthCare's Memory Care Program is a resource to help you.

By | 2015-05-05T08:42:19+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, Caregiving, Home Care, News|Comments Off on The Three D’s: Dementia, Depression or Delirium. Which is it?

Can I Keep My Promise? A Caregiver Dilemma.

A caregiver of a loved one who has Alzheimer’s or a related dementia often faces the dilemma of desperately wanting to keep his or her loved one at home, but struggling with providing the care and support needed. Often, promises made become impossible to keep.

By | 2015-04-22T16:00:40+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, Caregivers, Caregiving, Home Care, Safety and Wellness|Comments Off on Can I Keep My Promise? A Caregiver Dilemma.

Communicating With Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease

As humans, we are communicating from the time we are born. Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can gradually diminish the ability to communicate as the disease progresses. Expressing thoughts and understanding others can both be affected. Individuals with dementia may forget words, invent words or use familiar words repeatedly

By | 2015-01-27T08:26:55+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, Caregiving, Home Care|Comments Off on Communicating With Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease
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