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Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Helping Seniors Navigate Through Memory Loss

By patrick / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments
Helping seniors

Forgetfulness is something nearly everyone experiences from time to time. The occasional incident of forgetting something every now and then is no big deal in the grand scheme of things, but as seniors age, memory loss can become a cause for concern. From Alzheimer’, dementia, and simply getting older, there are a variety of causes…

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7 Early Signs of Dementia

By patrick / August 11, 2016 / 0 Comments
Dementia Care

Hi everybody, my name is Patrick Philbrick I am the Executive Director of Harmony Home Care, now BrightStar Care in Sacramento and today I wanted to talk briefly about early signs of dementia. I want to start with a story one of my clients told me not too long ago. Her mother was getting up in…

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Dementia Is Taking Over America

By patrick / December 22, 2015 / Comments Off on Dementia Is Taking Over America

Association, Alzheimer’s is the only one that is not decreasing, but in fact increasing at an alarming rate. Most doctors will tell you it’s primarily because we are all living longer, and so the cases of dementia are increasing. But many suspect environmental factors, such as prescription drugs and vaccinations.   According to Dr. Bruce West,…

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Normal Aging? No-It’s Dementia!

By patrick / September 21, 2015 / Comments Off on Normal Aging? No-It’s Dementia!
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Is It Dementia or Normal Aging?–Dementia Home Care Assessment Martha’s mom has always been a bit on the difficult side: very opinionated, stubborn, quick to point out flaws. But in the last couple of years it’s been getting worse. Her mom has been getting obsessive about certain topics, “beating a dead horse” over and over.…

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Early Diagnosis of Dementia

By patrick / September 5, 2015 / Comments Off on Early Diagnosis of Dementia

You stopped by the parent’s house the other day, and in going through mom’s checkbook you noticed a few large checks written to various charities: the local zoo, the church’s fundraiser for their new building, something to do with local police refrigerator magnets… When you confront her about it she says: “well they were so…

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Better Support for Dementia Care Patients

By patrick / August 11, 2015 / 2 Comments

You’ve noticed lately that mom or dad just aren’t themselves. They’ve been forgetting important things like taking their medications, paying bills, who they gave money to or worse. You’ve been dealing with this person in the same way for many decades, and now suddenly they don’t respond the way they used to. It can be extremely frustrating…

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