Alzheimer’s Symptoms Checklist

60,000 residents of San Diego and Imperial County battle Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent article in The San Diego Union Tribune. Perhaps you are concerned that your loved one might be suffering from this tragic degenerative disease. But how can you tell? Should you be worried if your loved one is starting to get Read More

5 Signs Your Loved One Might Need Assisted Living

It can be troubling to watch your loved one struggle with aging. At some point, you may notice signs that your parent or older relative might need to consider assisted living. The team at Care Placement can help you find an ideal facility. But if you are not sure whether or not it is time Read More

Depression in the Elderly

According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, about 14 out of 86 suicides that take place daily in the United States are committed by senior citizens over the age of 65. Statistically, senior citizens are lower risk than teenagers and middle aged individuals when it comes to suicide. However, according to the Read More

Early Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease

More than five million Americans have some level of Alzheimer’s disease and while the patient certainly is affected gravely, the reach of this debilitating disease extends to family and friends. While there is no cure, there are some treatments available, and early diagnosis is essential for the effectiveness of these treatments. Often, we associate any Read More

When Providing Care Becomes Too Difficult

While we love our parents or our spouse, at some point serving as a caregiver can be more difficult than we can really handle. Sometimes care giving simply means helping with some chores around the house and driving them to wherever they need to go. Sometimes, however, providing elder care can take a huge toll Read More

Seniors & Depression: Some Common Signs

While scientists might not know exactly what causes depression, many factors can contribute to the development of depression. Sometimes people mistakenly believe that depression is a normal occurrence when one becomes elderly, but it is a medical issue and requires treatment. Here are a few common signs of depression that you might see in older Read More

Signs of Elder Abuse

While there are certainly many assisted living facilities, nursing homes and in-home caregivers doing a fantastic job caring for the elderly, abuse is something that many family members worry about. As our loved ones age and are less able to live independently, often the only option is to find a facility or caregiver to help Read More