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Types of Dementia

Dementia isn’t a specific disease. Instead, dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. Dementia indicates problems with at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and impaired judgment or language, and inability to perform some daily activities such as paying bills or becoming lost while driving. There are several different types of dementia, now called Neurocognitive Disorders per DSM-5 guidelines. The most common types include: Alzheimer’s Type Dementia Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, with a gradual onset and slow progression. Ninety five percent
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Occupational Therapy’s Role In Home Health

Occupational therapy is an important part of any home health agency’s spectrum of care. Occupational therapy practitioners can have many roles in improving efficiency, implementing new administrative requirements, and optimizing outcomes for patients. Some patients have the potential to regain skills affected by their conditions. Other patients need strategies to prevent further loss of abilities. Regardless of specific diagnosis or condition, occupational therapy practitioners offer strategies for their patients to manage daily activities while reducing the risk of injury or further decline. Occupational therapy practitioners find the right fit between patients’ abilities, needed and desired activities, and their home environment
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Top 9 Benefits of Home Health Care

If you have an aging parent, chances are you have spent endless hours worrying about their future. For many families, home health care is a beneficial choice—a safe and affordable solution that supports the family, while allowing your loved ones to stay in the comfort of their own homes. If you are caring for a loved one, here are nine ways home health care can support you: Home health care professionals can be there when you aren’t able to be. If you are caregiving from a distance, home health care can give you peace of mind. Trained and qualified professionals can
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