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The Effects of Alzheimer’s on the Family: Why it’s Important to Understand and Prepare

The effects of Alzheimer's disease on families

Sam Streater, Director of Activities at Saunders House in Wynnewood, PA, says, “When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, it has a ripple effect that can impact the entire family. In fact, gerontologists and psychologists often refer to the families of those with memory loss as the ‘invisible second patients.’

‘Pre-Hab’: How to Get The Most Out of Your Short-Term Rehab Stay

Margie Hennessy, Director of Admissions at Saunders House in Wynnewood, Pa, says, “Because of health insurance coverage issues and the high cost of hospital care today, patients are often discharged before they’re completely ready to go home. They frequently need additional recovery time and care to fully recuperate from their illness, accident or surgery in order to return home safely and confidently.

Making a Positive Transition to Long-Term Care

Stacey Houseknecht, Director of Quality of Life at Saunders House in Wynnewood, PA, says, “Most of us don’t like major changes or disruptions in our lives, no matter what our age. However, as we age we seem more inclined to cling to things that are familiar and comfortable, including our homes, possessions and daily routines.

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