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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Elder Care and Memory Loss in San Dimas

It's not unusual to forget the name of someone you just met or go into a room and realize you have no idea why you're in the kitchen.  We all have these momentary memory lapses, especially with all the distractions in our lives.  But when should you be concerned that it's a sign of something more serious and what can you do to keep your mind sharp?

Webmd.com has several tips to help in their article "Improve Your Memory" and you can determine if someone you love is showing signs of Dementia or Alzheimer's disease or just everyday forgetfulness with the following guidelines:

Dementia is a condition affecting mostly seniors and elderly.  They show signs of short term memory loss, confusion and difficulty concentrating.  They may need step-by-step instructions to complete tasks and have trouble thinking problems through to a solution.  Slight changes in their personality and behavior may also develop.

Alzheimer's disease is similar but the person will forget names of well known people and things, become frustrated when trying to complete everyday tasks.  They have trouble with abstract thought and difficulty with time and place.  Someone with Alzheimer's will show severe changes in personality, hygiene, mood and behavior.  Instead of mild confusion or short term memory loss, they may forget an item exists or that an event ever happened.

If you or someone you know is showing either set of symptoms, a medical exam by a trusted doctor is in order.  The sooner you have a diagnoses, the sooner treatment can begin.

If it's determined that you need in home care services and you live in San Dimas, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Villa Park or other city in Orange or Los Angeles County, A-1 Home Care can help.  We provide Caregivers, Companions and Home Health Aides skilled in caring for seniors and elderly with Alzheimer's, Dementia or who need in home Elder Care Services.

Call 626-287-0250 or visit http://www.sandimasinhomecare.com/ for more information.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Caregiver Service in San Dimas

"No one looks forward to moving to a nursing home", says Sarah Bauldauf of US News in her article, "Decide If a Nursing Home Is Necessary". It's a step that is painful for family members and elders alike, begging the question: are there other alternatives? A-1 Home Care offers a menu of options for part time and full time at home care giving. Our experienced Eldercare providers provide knowledgeable care for a variety of conditions. Speak with your family to determine if home care is the right option for you.

A-1 Home Care provides service in San Dimas, Glendora, Diamond Bar, Chino Hills, Pomona, El Monte and other neighborhoods around the Los Angeles County.

Please call us at 909-861-7700 if you have any questions, or visit our website at www.sandimasinhomecare.com for more information.