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Covid-19 Update

Covid-19: We Strive to be Prepared As the global outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to unfold, Kemper House is being responsive to the evolving health situation. Be assured that the health and safety of our residents and team members remain our number one priority. These are unprecedented times, and Kemper House believes it is […]

BENEFITS OF CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS

Caregiving can be an isolating experience, but you’re not alone in this challenge. There are over 34 million Americans providing unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older. And nearly 16 million are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. But when you’re overwhelmed and exhausted by caregiving responsibilities, it can feel like you’re the only person dealing with so much. That’s […]

How Your Nutritional Needs Change as You Age

  Eating healthy becomes especially important as you age.That’s because aging is linked to a variety of changes, including nutrient deficiencies, decreased quality of life and poor health outcomes.Luckily, there are things you can do to help prevent deficiencies and other age-related changes. For example, eating nutrient-rich foods and taking the appropriate supplements can help keep […]

Living Well With Dementia

Despite its challenges, dementia doesn’t mean that life can no longer bring happiness or that patients can’t make the most of every day. Coping strategies can help people with dementia stay as independent as possible for as long as possible and make it easier for caregivers to do what they need to do. While scientists […]

The Exhausted Caregiver

When caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s not uncommon for the caregiver to battle lack of sleep and exhaustion. Psychologists define the exhausted caregiver as a recognized medical condition  known as a “debilitating psychological condition brought about by unrelieved stress”. As a caregiver you may suffer from both emotional and mental exhaustion. Signs of […]

Getting more forgetful????

Everyone forgets occasionally but memory loss is nothing to take lightly. Consider some steps to sharpen your memory: -Stay mentally active- crossword puzzles, play a musical instrument,take a new route home from a friends house. -Socialize regularly. It helps ward off stress and depression. -Get organized- Clutter is not your friend. Limit distractions and do […]

Regain energy, hope and optimism–you deserve it….

We’ve all heard –you can’t drink from an empty cup,right?? There is nothing in the world more difficult than being a caregiver;especially if you feel like you are in over your head. Conversely the rewards are extraordinary…. If you find yourself feeling hopeless and helpless, have trouble relaxing or your entire life revolves around care […]

Safe Travel Tips for your Loved One with Memory Loss

TRAVEL SAFETY You don’t have to stop traveling just because your loved one has dementia. It just requires careful planning to ensure safety, comfort and enjoyment for everyone. Before you travel, be sure to enroll your loved one in the Alzheimer’s Safe Return Program, a national registry that can help if your loved one wanders […]