Bristol House Memory Care Is the Best Place to Be for Those with Dementia During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Even before the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic impacted the greater Philadelphia region, Bristol House Memory Care in Warrington, PA, implemented proactive measures to limit visitations, perform wellness checks on staff and residents, and tighten entry protocols. Bristol House currently has no COVID-19 cases because of their early action to mitigate the virus risks. There are other factors that make Bristol House an ideal place to shelter for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

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How to Manage Mom's and Dad's Medications

Medications can be real lifesavers when taken in the proper doses and at the proper times. This is especially true for prescription medications meant to treat specific symptoms for specific individuals. However, they can turn on you if you take them in the wrong doses, at the wrong times, or don’t take them at all. This is a danger for older adults who may be taking multiple medications and may have memory issues.

If you find yourself or a loved one in a situation where medication schedules are confusing, it’s time to look into some products and services that can keep you on track. The keys to success are organization and reminders. Once you know what needs to be taken when and in what dose, the next step is to make sure you are reminded about those requirements.

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COVID-19 Restrictions and Your Loved Ones in a Care Facility

Keeping in touch with a loved one in a care home is especially difficult during this epidemic. The restrictions and pleas to stay at home leave many wondering just what is allowable and what isn’t. Compounding this stress is the fact that regulations are constantly changing, and dementia patients may not understand what is going on and why you don’t visit them. A few scenarios and guidelines may help you stay connected, both for your sake and the patient’s.

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Our April Newsletter, Fresh as Spring Rain

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Spring is officially here, and the April newsletter is officially here. Learn about Easter customs, Earth Day, Panama Hats, Philipp Griebel, and puny ponies! Click here to be showered with good news!

 

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