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All too many times overwhelmed caregivers are physically and emotionally depleted and need to take time to rest and care for themselves. Believing in a holistic approach to caregiver stress and a strong commitment to helping our members find the right solutions, we created this blog to help you connect with others who, like you, may be facing the same eldercare issues and challenges. Feel free to comment, ask questions, and submit articles. Please forward the blog link to your family and friends. They'll be glad you did.

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Patricia Grace
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Aging with Grace

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Informed caregivers can improve quality of life of Alzheimer's residents

Why are people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's, the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, not being cared for the way they should be? We wanted to find a way to improve the quality of life ("QoL") of the resident with Alzheimer's living with a debilitating disease.

This idea formed the basis of a research study at Signature HealthCARE LLC that revealed a direct correlation between the quality of life for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a silent killer that gradually destroys a person's memory, ability to learn and communicate, and the ability to carry out daily activities. As AD progresses, individuals can experience other weakening side effects, including anxiety, irritation, and possible hallucinations. AD patients experience side effects that ultimately impact their quality of life, which is defined as being in a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. Read full article...

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