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Understanding and Minimizing Sundowners Syndrome

The long list of symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia often includes baffling mood and behavior changes. One particularly disruptive group of symptoms that may arise in the middle and later stages of…

When a Loved One with Alzheimer's Doesn't Recognize You

Watching a loved one move through the stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be one life's toughest and most heart-breaking challenges. If we had to list examples of emotions by the distress they cause us, at the top of the list would…

The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

The only certainty when diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease is that a senior’s condition will progressively worsen. The national Alzheimer’s Association has developed a very useful staging system to use as a frame of reference when coping…

Tips to Extend Independence of a Senior at Home

Most people list their independence among the things that are most important to them. Small children are proud of the day that they learn to tie their shoelaces, teenagers enjoy the freedom that comes with passing their driving test, and…

The Benefits of In-Home Care for Dementia Patients

Family caregivers are now better able to take advantage of services offered by home care companies. I certainly took advantage of these services throughout my time caring for multiple seniors, including my parents and an elderly neighbor. The…

How to Determine the Impact of Caregiving

Are you prepared to take on the responsibility of caring for a family member? Will you be able to handle the commitment of moving your parent(s) in with you? How will you know when caregiving has become too much to handle? Will caregiving…

2020 Small Business Excellence Award - Thank You Lompoc!

We're humbled to be receiving the Small Business Excellence Award from the Lompoc Chamber of Commerce for 2020! In accepting the award for Small Business Excellence on behalf of Superior Home Health, Hospice, & Senior Services. Pablo…