Dementia care by First Place Home Care in Bridgeport CT and surrounding areas

Dementia Can Somehow Drive Friends and Family Away

It was approaching Christmas time when Darrell and his wife Melinda decided to just get away. This would be the first Christmas they weren’t home since their children were born. Both of their kids were done with college now with one of them married with their own child, and they lived a long distance away. For the past year, though, Darrell and Melinda had been trying to help her father who had been diagnosed with dementia two years ago. Melinda’s father had remarried and she didn’t have a very strong relationship with his spouse. However, Melinda understood there were going to be extreme challenges in looking after her father, but… Read More Continue Reading
Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

When Ronald Regan announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994, he joined one of approximately 2 million American’s suffering from this degenerative brain disease (Rothman, 2016). A little over twenty years later, we now have more than 5 million people who have been diagnosed and are in various stages of the disease process. Prolonged life expectancy, the number of baby-boomers reaching an older age, and the advances in science and early detection has all contributed to this increase. While scientists did not used to know nor understand what was happening throughout the process of this disease, Alzheimer’s is now known to be an excess… Read More Continue Reading