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What to Do When Your Aging Parents Reject Home Care

Maybe you've been concerned about your mom recently. As she ages, you're noticing a few worrisome signs that her needs at home are about to evolve beyond her independence. Sure, you'd love to stop by the house more frequently to help, but with a career and family schedule, you realistically can't take on this massive responsibility. It's a typical scenario in families, and it usually results in uprooting a senior to a nursing home or assisted living facility, or retaining professional home care.

However, people can be stubborn, especially parents who may be insecure of a type of "role reversal" happening. Your parent not only refuses to leave home, but Mom or Dad is rejecting the very idea of a professional caregiver.

So how do you get them on board when they want to stay home but don't want help from a professional caregiver?

2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Baltimore, MD Saturday, October 26, 2019

By participanting in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer'sĀ®, Visiting Angels of Pikesville is leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor - but we can't take on this disease alone. Will you join our Team Captain and Walk to End Alzheimer's Committee Member Marcy Silver on this important day by walking beside her? With you on our team, together we can make a real difference in the fight against the nation's sixth-leading cause of death.

Registration is easy; simply visit our Walk to End Alzheimer's Team page or our Team Captain's page and join our team. If you have any questions, please call Marcy at 410.218.9506.

If you're unable to participate, please consider making a donation to our fundraising campaign. Every dollar advances the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's AssociationĀ®.

Thank you!

New Years Resolutions For Your Medicine Cabinet
A once-a-year once-over most people miss.
While the end of the year brings many people's attention to reflecting on the year that was as well as the holidays, it also provides an opportunity to take inventory of your prescription medications. Are there drugs in your medicine cabinet you aren't using anymore? What about ones that are expired? Are you storing them properly?


February is Low Vision Awareness Month
February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Vision loss can affect anyone at any age. Still, low vision is most common among people over age 65.

Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. Having low vision can make activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV hard to do. In addition, the consequences of vision loss may leave people feeling anxious, helpless, and depressed. Vision rehabilitation can help people with vision loss to maximize their remaining vision and maintain their independence and quality of life.

10 Tips to Make Mealtime More Enticing for Someone Living with Dementia
Weight loss is a common and harmful symptom for those living with Dementia and Alzheimer's. Unfortunately, meal times for your loved one can be stressful, uncomfortable, and even embarrassing. Coupled with a loss of appetite, ensuring your loved one eats enough calories in a day becomes a top priority to maintaining their physical well-being.

Make meals more enticing and enjoyable for someone living with Dementia by doing these 10 things: