Medicare vs. HMOs for Individuals with Dementia

Medicare, along with supplemental insurance, and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) offer different advantages for individuals with dementia. Here’s a comparison: Medicare and Supplemental Insurance: Broader Choice of Providers: Medicare allows patients to...

Living with Dementia

Dementia is a challenging condition that affects millions of individuals and their families worldwide. It can be an emotional and physical journey filled with uncertainty, but with the right approach and support, it is possible to provide compassionate care for those...

Understanding the Complications of Dementia

Dementia is a term that encompasses a broad range of brain disorders affecting memory, thinking, behavior, and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, but others include vascular dementia, Lewy body...

Beta-Glucans…What are they and what benefits do they provide?

Beta-glucans are carbohydrates, or sugars, found in the cell walls of some plants such as oats and barley. Beta-glucans are one form of fiber called soluble fiber. Soluble fiber is recommended by Registered Dietitians to help improve cholesterol levels. Scientific...

Translating Assessment Information into Person-Centered Care

The Requirements for Participation (ROP) emphasize person-centered care which is care focusing on individual needs, interests and preferences. The activity professional learns early in their career that the activity assessment is the foundation of the therapeutic...

Holiday Tips

The holidays are often filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter, and memories. But they can also bring stress, disappointment, and sadness. A person living with Alzheimer’s may feel a special sense of loss during the holidays because of the...