Monthly Archives June 2014

How to Protect an Elderly Person From the Summer Heat

The dog days of summer — August in New England — can be dangerous for elderly people. Staying out in the hot sun too long can cause several heat-related illnesses, but so can staying inside when it’s hot and stuffy. The most common illnesses caused by hot temperatures are heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
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Categories: Blog and Healthy Living, Safety and Fitness.

Join Advantage Home Care at the Alzheimer’s Association Annual Meeting on Friday, June 27th

Advantage Home Care will be a sponsor and exhibitor at the annual meeting of the Alzheimer’s Association/Maine Chapter at the Portland Marriott Sable Oaks at 200 Sable Oaks Drive in South Portland on Friday, June 27th from 8 am to 3:45 p.m. The featured speaker will be Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FASTA, a nationally known dementia care specialist and educator. The conference is targeted at professionals, family members and friends providing care for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias with a purpose of providing information about the latest developments best practices in dementia care. A continental breakfast and
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Categories: Recent News & Updates.

How to Handle Family Conflicts When Caring for an Elderly Relative

John was blessed with a large family. He would be the first to tell you so. Now that he is elderly — a widower well into his 80s — and has dementia, all of his children are committed to seeing that he gets the best care possible. Even though most live out of state, and the primary responsibility for managing caregiving falls to the ones who live nearby, for the most part, there have been few family conflicts.
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Categories: Blog and Planning for Retirement and Beyond.