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The Helpful Hands Home Care network’s goal is to help seniors live healthier, happier lives in their own homes. So much so that we have devoted this section of our website to providing information about the illnesses and conditions that affect seniors most. Diseases like Alzheimer’s, arthritis, dementia, and others can have a devastating effect on both those people suffering from the condition and their families. We hope these resources help you to continue to make the best care decisions for you and your family.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia
A devastating disease that gradually deteriorates an individual’s lifetime of memories, Alzheimer’s or related forms of dementia have a staggering impact on the lives of those affected. Individuals with this progressive, mind-altering disease require special care. While treatments to stop or reverse Alzheimer’s do not yet exist, resources and proven methods of care are available to help you and your loved one best manage the changes it brings. (www.alz.org)
Arthritis
Arthritis can mean serious pain and fatigue for people—chronic symptoms that inhibit daily activities and lowers quality of life. But having arthritis does not have to mean immobility and loss of independence. A number of lifestyle enhancements, as recommended by the Arthritis Foundation, can reduce symptoms of arthritis and enable you or your loved one to get moving again. (www.aarp.org)
Caregiver Resources
Fatigue, stress, and depression are very real side effects of family caregiving. Caregiverstress.com is an informative website offering ways to cope with caregiver stress. Caregiverstress.com provides an online stress assessment test with resources and programs to help make the personal caregiving experience more rewarding and maintain your own health and spirits. (www.agingcommission.org)
Senior Fitness Resources
While staying physically active may be a challenge for seniors, getting Mom (and Dad) moving can help prevent and even reverse the signs of frailty. (www.nia.nih.gov)
TennCare CHOICES
TennCare CHOICES in Long-Term Care (or “CHOICES”) is TennCare’s program for long-term care services. Long-term care includes help doing everyday activities that you may no longer be able to do for yourself as you grow older, or if you have a physical disability—like bathing, dressing, getting around your home, preparing meals, or doing household chores. (www.tn.gov/tenncare/long_choices.shtml)
Additional Resources
Additional information and support for the conditions that may be affecting your senior loved one can be obtained by calling the Helpful Hands Home Care office at 901-405-1530.

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