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13 Oct, 2017

Is It Dementia or Age-Related Memory Problems?

2017-09-24T05:57:14+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Dementia Care, Elder Care|

What Is Dementia? What exactly is dementia? Before trying to figure out if Mom or Dad has dementia – or how it can be detected early – it’s a good idea to learn what that designation actually means. Dementia is considered a syndrome … one that involves impairment of cognitive abilities such as memory, reasoning, problem-solving, attention span, language. It also affects how a person functions in social or occupational situations. What dementia is NOT is a mental illness or other physical or [...]

6 Oct, 2017

When Your Aging Parents Are Too Much to Handle, What Can You Do?

2017-09-24T07:26:56+00:00 October 6th, 2017|At Home Care, Caregiver|

You may be asking yourself if your parents were always so difficult, critical, nagging. You don’t remember them being that way or you would probably have never even suggested having them come live with you or agreed to be their primary caregiver. Are your aging parents driving you nuts? Do you dread calling because they have you on the phone for an hour complaining or chastising you, screaming in your ear? Do visit infrequently for the same reasons as not calling them [...]

23 Sep, 2017

Dementia Care For Your Loved Ones – Seminar & Luncheon

2017-09-24T05:59:48+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Events|

Thank you to everyone who attended our seminar and luncheon today! We enjoyed sharing information with the community from these local resources: Shelly Young, Alzheimer’s Association of No. Central TX Aileen Hummel, Texas Woman’s University Karolyn Sorensen, Brookdale Senior Living Sue Wallace, Assisted Services, Inc. Cuisine for Healing, Fort Worth (Luncheon Provider) James L. West Alzheimer’s Center Colonial Gardens Memory Care Communities Riverside Inn & Meadowbrook Memory Care Communities Klarus Home Care – Home Health Agency

18 Sep, 2017

Elderly Depression: Spotting the Tell-Tale Signs

2017-09-18T09:38:21+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Dementia Care, Elder Care|

Emotional upsets in your elderly adults are not so easily detected. These kinds of ailments are not nearly as obvious as physical health issues like the flu or other aches and pains. But some manifest as observable behavior and actions. In either case, turn up your inner radar to address issues as they occur to help head off their silent, unaddressed suffering. Obvious Warning Signs Obvious Warning Sign # 1: Frequent crying Obvious Warning Sign # 2: Loss of appetite, weight loss [...]

6 Sep, 2017

Join our Alzheimer’s Walk team!

2017-09-18T09:31:28+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Events|

Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So are we. Join our team, for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our team, Assisted Services Angles, has committed to raise $1000 for the Alzheimer's Association - North Central Texas chapter! We are over halfway there! Join our team today and make a donation. You can also sign up to walk with us on the morning of Saturday, October 28th at Panther Pavilion in [...]

28 Aug, 2017

What’s Involved in Being Your Parent’s Caregiver?

2017-08-07T11:05:04+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Senior Moments|

What’s involved in being your parent’s caregiver? Most practiced caregivers will agree that for starters, be prepared for anything and everything and be willing to accept the role. So finding out exactly what that role involves before jumping in is one of the most important and responsible actions you can take before taking the assignment. Every family’s situation is different and their loved one’s situation is unique. Having systems in place and anticipating the various outcomes that could play out and how [...]

22 Aug, 2017

What Do You Do When Your Parent is Resisting Care?

2017-08-07T10:58:35+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Caregiver, Elder Care|

You’ve noticed a gradual decline in your parent’s overall abilities. The signs of aging are on their face. It’s expressed in the effort it takes them to get dressed, fix their hair, get in and out of the car, the untidiness of their home, how often they can’t remember things, forget something you told them a few moments ago. When you bring up the subject of getting help, all you get is stubborn resistance and a refusal to acknowledge that they’re having [...]

16 Aug, 2017

How to “Senior Proof” Your Parent’s House

2017-08-07T10:53:28+00:00 August 16th, 2017|At Home Care|

If your parent has experienced some falls, if their muscle strength and dexterity are reduced, their eyesight failing, if they suffer from arthritis, if their cognitive abilities are becoming more impaired … these and much more are good reasons to make the place they live safer.  Here’s a checklist of 19 ways to help you “senior proof” your parent’s house: Keep everything on one level without the need for them to go up and down stairs, if there are any. If that’s [...]

27 Jul, 2017

Sue Wallace Wins Harriet Griffin Award

2017-07-27T09:03:59+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Community|

My Encouraging Story I was working at my home office this past Wednesday and it was a day when nothing seemed to go right and productivity was at an all-time low.  It seemed like the weight of the world was sitting squarely on my shoulders.  Finally, I decided the best thing I could do was to spend some time in mediation and prayer.  My prayer was very personal.   It went something like this:  Father, you know Assisted Services, Inc. has always been [...]

27 Jun, 2017

How Alzheimer’s Affects the Brain (Signs & Symptoms)

2017-06-06T14:44:49+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Dementia Care|

Alzheimer’s disease is the most severe form of dementia. It affects some 5.4 million Americans, with 200,000 of those being under the age of 65. Characterized as the disease that causes memory loss, Alzheimer’s is deadly and there are no known cures available. For those in the dementia care or Alzheimer’s care industries, these numbers are chilling. The good news is that if caught in its early stages, Alzheimer’s can be treated and quality of life can be improved. Here’s what we [...]