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Home Care in Tallahassee, Florida Helps Seniors with Dementia

The Baby Boomer and Alzheimer’s

Home Care in Tallahassee, Florida Helps Seniors with DementiaAs the Baby Boomers age, senior care homes are finding it a challenging fact for increased admittance for Alzheimer’s dementia patients. Many facilities built onto existing buildings, new units to handle the increased demand for patients with Alzheimer’s. These units have specifically trained employees to care for those unfortunate individuals with dementia. This demand also is being seen more at home where families do not want to place loved ones in a long-term nursing facility.

Home care agencies like Hopewell have specially trained care givers to take care of loved ones with Alzheimer’s in the patient’s own home, taking the burdens off of family members. Turning to home care is a win-win situation for the family and the patient with dementia.

The Relationship between Alzheimer’s and Gout

Many illnesses and diagnosis are heartbreaking. One of these diagnoses sitting at the crest of this list is Alzheimer’s dementia. Another diagnosis not quite as heartbreaking, but none-the-less painful and very annoying is Gout.

Recent research finds an amazing correlation between both of these diagnosis.

Looking at Alzheimer’s we find that this is one of the more common forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s progresses to the degree that a loved one does not recall who they are or even close family members. These people become strangers. Well-known places may contain a small element of familiarity. As Alzheimer’s progresses, the person’s memory loss becomes more pronounced. Intellectual abilities such as tasks of simple daily living become foreign, interfering with life in general. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging and has no known cure as of 2015. Research is making strides in discovering more about this debilitating and heartbreaking disease.

Gout on the other hand has nothing to do with losing one’s memory.

Gout is a painful condition, causing a lot of joint pain and swelling. When uric acid builds up in the blood, this produces sodium crystals in the joints. At one time, the thought was that those who drank an unusual amount of beer and alcohol, eating too much red meat and rich foods suffered from gout.

Researchers recently found that high-purine diets in people increased gout symptoms. Gout occurs when there is a higher than normal level of uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is a waste product found in the blood. For whatever reason, gout affects the male populace more than the female populace. Some of the products of gout are kidney and liver involvement.

The curious thing is that researchers hit upon an unusual characteristic of uric acid.

Uric acid may be responsible for people not developing Alzheimer’s dementia, as it lowers this risk. Researchers found that uric acid just might slow down the progression of illnesses stemming from brain conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s dementia. One can find information on previous surveys on those at least 65-years of age, in the Annals of Rheumatic Disease. Uric Acid, found to carry an antioxidant that protects the brain cells from degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson’s.

Home Care in Tallahassee, Answering a Public’s Need

Meanwhile, people suffering from Alzheimer’s needed answers to daily care, and home care is answering this need for patients and families.  Elderly care, through in-home care, answers a great need for families coping with Alzheimer’s in their loved one. There is an increased amount of the senior populace staying in their own homes with the help from highly trained home care, caregivers.

In a nutshell, long-term nursing facilities are being over-run with a demand for the Alzheimer’s dementia patient. Medical sources are encouraging families to take care of loved ones at home. There is a great need for home care to help and support families in their desire to keep loved ones in their own home.

If you or an aging loved on are considering home care in Tallahassee Florida, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552 , (GA) 229-236-5552 . Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia

Sources:

http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_what_is_alzheimers.asp

http://www.independent.co.uk/lifestyle/health-and-families/health-news/gout-could-help-prevent-alzheimers-research-shows- 10085959.html

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/290284.php, http://www.alz.org/boomers/

Brian Moran, RN, Marketing Director, Partner

Marketing Director, Partner at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care
Brian Moran, RN is both a Partner and Director of Marketing for Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. Brian has worked at the Bellevue Hospital in NYC, Tallahassee Community Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital and has over 12 years’ experience as a home health care nurse at American Home Patient. Since joining Hopewell In-Home Senior Care in 2008, Brian has used his knowledge of health care and local resources to help seniors in Tallahassee, FL navigate the medical resource maze. His goal is to assist seniors and their families by increasing awareness, affordability and quality of in-home caregiver services for those who wish to age in place.

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