Memory Loss

5 Ways to Cope with Delusions and Paranoia in Memory Care

“At-home caregivers of those living with memory loss face multiple challenges, which typically increase as the disease progresses,” says Susan Irrgang, Executive Director of Saunders House located in Wynnewood, PA. “Among the most difficult are psychological symptoms such as delusions and paranoia that often appear during the middle and later stages of memory loss. 

7 Ways Respite Care Revitalizes Busy Caregivers

A Welcome Vacation for Caregivers: 7 Ways Respite Care Revitalizes

“Today, at-home caregivers for aging loved ones are faced with a variety of physical and emotional challenges,” says Susan Irrgang, RN, LNHA, Executive Director of Saunders House, located in Wynnewood, PA. Attempting to balance the responsibilities of home, family, work and personal activities with caregiving can be a huge burden on anyone.”

Memory Care Safety Tips for Your Loved One this Summer

Memory Care Safety Tips: How to Keep Your Loved One Safe this Summer

“After a long, cold winter, many of us view the warm sunny days of late spring and summer to be a welcome blessing,” says Susan Irrgang, Executive Director of Saunders House, located in Wynnewood, PA.  “However, if you have a loved one at home with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia for whom you’re providing memory care, it is important to know that summer can also bring additional challenges to their safety and health.

Tips for Coordinating a Caregiving Support Team for Your Loved One with Memory Loss

Coordinating a Caregiving Team for Your Loved One Needing Memory Care

Coordinating a Caregiving Team for Your Loved One Needing Memory Care

“If you’ve assumed the role of primary caregiver for a loved one requiring memory care, it is very important that you begin organizing a caregiver support team as soon as possible,” says Susan Irrgang, Executive Director of Saunders House, located in Wynnewood, PA.

Memory care authorities explain that providing daily memory care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia can be extremely taxing on your physical, emotional and spiritual health – even to the point of causing exhaustion and ‘burnout.’

Memory Care Tips for Making Your Visits Meaningful

Your Memory Care Guide to Making Visits Meaningful with Someone with Alzheimer’s

Your Memory Care Guide to Making Visits Meaningful with Someone with Alzheimer’s

“When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of memory impairment, family members and friends often don’t know what to do,” says Margie Hennessey, Admissions Director of the newly renovated Saunders House, located in Wynnewood, PA.

Tips for Holiday Storytelling and Reminiscing

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