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5 Things You Should Know About Alzheimer's Care Facilities

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 11, 2018 8:30:00 AM

When your family is impacted by Alzheimer’s, you may feel tremendous responsibility to care for your loved one and feel as though a nursing home is the last resort. However, modern improvements in technology and standards of care make Alzheimer’s care centers one of the most respected resources available to you and your family. 

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Topics: Memory Loss

Caring for Dementia Patients at Home vs. a Nursing Home

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 6, 2018 8:30:00 AM

A new dementia diagnosis in your family can have a significant impact on everyone involved. You and your loved one may have difficulty coming to terms with the emotions, lifestyle adjustments, and expectations that come along with that type of diagnosis.

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Topics: Memory Loss

How to Manage Sundowner's Syndrome

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 4, 2018 8:30:00 AM

What is Sundowner’s Syndrome? 

Sundowner's syndrome (or sundowning) is the commonly-used term for the sudden appearance or worsening of neuropsychiatric symptoms in the late afternoon.

If you are caring for a loved one who is aging or suffers from Alzheimer’s or dementia, you may well have noticed major changes in their behavior in the evenings. Symptoms may continue to worsen as the night goes on, and then fade considerably in the morning. 

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Topics: Memory Loss

What's New with Dementia and Alzheimer's Research?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 27, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Dementia and Alzheimer’s researchers have been making some remarkable breakthroughs in recent months. Here are just a few of the most significant discoveries. 

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Topics: Memory Loss

How to Care for a Loved One with Alzheimer's During the Holidays

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 20, 2018 8:30:00 AM

The holidays often center around traditions and meaningful time spent with loved ones. When one of your family members is affected by Alzheimer’s, you may find yourself caught in an emotional place between your desire to share time with them and the reality of who your loved one is today. You might long to share the memories of years past that are no longer possible.

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Topics: Memory Loss

Going Back to Work After an Injury: 5 Things Workers Should Know

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 13, 2018 8:30:00 AM

A major injury can cause significant disruptions to your life, including your productivity, income capacity, and employment.

While physical recovery may be your primary focus after a medical incident, your re-entrance into the workforce after an absence may also weigh on your mind, especially as you near the end of your recovery period.

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab

How Inpatient Rehab Can Help an Injured Worker

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 9, 2018 10:15:00 AM

Workplace injuries are sadly common, often devastating, and potentially fatal. The National Safety Council estimates that a worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds.

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: How It Can Help

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 6, 2018 8:30:00 AM

October 26th was National Physiatry Day, and we thought we’d take a moment to talk about this unique and important branch of medicine. Physical medicine, otherwise known as physiatry, is a medical approach that aims to improve the functional ability, and thus quality of life, of patients suffering from permanent physical impairments or disabilities.  
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Topics: Inpatient Rehab

Physiatrist vs Physical Therapist: 5 Major Differences

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you have mobility limitations after an injury or medical event, your healthcare team may recommend visits with both a physiatrist and physical therapist to get you moving again. Your first question might be, what’s the difference between the two? Can I just go to one or the other, rather than both?

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab

How Orthopedic Surgery Specialists Support Inpatient Rehab

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Orthopedic surgery is the surgical treatment of medical issues with bones, joints, ligaments, tendons or muscles. When you undergo orthopedic surgery, your medical team will likely advise you to consider a rehabilitation program to help you recover quickly and safely.

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab, Orthopedic Rehabilitation