Author: Michael Barry

Lighting Intervention in Memory Care Homes for People with Dementia

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Research out of Penn State's Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing and the College of Engineering has received a grant from the National Institute on Aging. The grant is being used to investigate the effects of ambient lighting interventions in nursing homes. Specifically, this investigation will examine ambient lighting's effects on residents with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. As the disease progresses, dementia affects just about all aspects of everyday life. The most common sym...
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Knowing Dementia: Common Myths

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When we hear about dementia, it is commonly concerning the elderly; in America alone, more than 6 million suffer from some form of it. If someone in your life has been newly diagnosed, it’s essential to learn the facts of this disorder. There are currently a handful of myths about dementia, so let’s go through the most common ones to learn the truth behind them to understand better what dementia is and the associated risks. Myth 1: Dementia is a disease Dementia is an umbrella term for sym...
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Dementia Care at Home

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Dementia Care at Home If your loved one is suffering from dementia, but they aren’t ready for a permanent memory care facility, professional dementia care at home is a great solution. There are numerous types of in-home care services. The most common in-home services for those with Alzheimer’s are Companion Services, Personal Care Services, Homemaker Services, Skilled-Care Services, and 24/7 Care Services. Companion Services: The caregiver spends time with your loved one, keeping them compan...
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