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The home had the typical and comforting scent of any Grandparents house, cottage-like. The room was warm and cozy with Joe reclined in the corner chair wearing a flannel and covered with a fuzzy fleece blanket. He was awake, talkative and in a jovial mood.

 Joe and Evelyn

Joe and Margaret Davis just celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary with her knowing the past 5 years her husband had Alzheimer’s disease. Margaret noticed signs of the disease more than 8 years ago and decided to keep her husband at home. Margaret is still in good health and with the assistance of an in-home care agency to help with cooking (for both), cleaning, companionship and looking after Joe, they can live together. The agency reminds Margaret that hurtful words Joe would occasionally speak is the disease talking and being in the military (long-term memory) may contribute to other comments.

 

Joe was also emotional this day and held Margaret’s hand saying,” When I was 18, I loved this woman and I can’t remember her name.” Margaret stated her and Joe always held hands and still pray together, with Joe remembering most of the Lord’s Prayer. While Joe was still awake and in good spirits, Margaret decided to play a song on the piano while the rest of us tried to sing. Amazing Grace was the selection and Joe was very moved by the music by letting go of a few tears and squeezing Evelyn’s hand.

 Joe and Margaret

Margaret is able to treasure lasting memory’s within the walls of their home, especially with the love and support of their daughter Millie. Millie checks on them regularly and communicates directly with the in-home care agency regarding concerns or issues needing to be addressed, including the 90 day assessments.

 Margaret plays Amazing Grace

As we left, Margaret was sure to show us all the photographs of them together through the years, with every picture having a detailed story. Joe said good-bye to us and that Margaret knew everything and is a beautiful woman he would never forget.

Evelyn Yalung of Options for Senior America takes on new clients, however, considers them an extended part of her family with frequent visits, phone calls and gift giving. Most of her clients are spouses wanting to keep loved ones at home. For those with advanced Alzheimer’s Disease, Options for Senior America provides 24 hour in-home care. This is due to the patient needing constant care. Those with the disease may wander and put themselves in danger. Evelyn knows that families with loved ones diagnosed with the disease are overwhelmed. She offers a listening ear and literature to walk families through the transitions forthcoming. In-home care provides Margaret with a peace of mind and someone to talk to when matters are too much to handle by herself.

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Free Supplies, tools and materials for monthly papercrafting workshop to honor loved ones and remember those who have passed.

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January 21st Friday Night

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The Senior Health Fair at the Roy B Culler Senior Center in High Point last week, provided many local resources offering products and services to the elderly population.

In-home non medical care companies are in great demand because of the baby boomer population. Options for Senior America  was one company who stood out from the rest by providing live in care, if desired of the client. Peace of mind, reliability and flexibility are very important to the community relations director, Evelyn Yalung. Options for Senior America has assisted Angela Howard in caring for her husband with Alzheimer’s.

Angela’s company Take Shape for Life was also in attendance because of the increased number of individuals with obesity, leading to several preventable medical conditions. Angela herself has lost 210 pounds on the program and is offering to cook a free meal in your home for the month of November. Contact Angela today at [thefatfighter@gmail.com].

Melody Anderson of Chadwick Insurance Group was providing seniors with answers to their Medicare Reform Questions. If you have questions, please contact Melody at melodyanderson62@gmail.com.

Unique products like the automatic pill dispenser with lock and auditory direction forseniors, notifying them it is time to take their pills.

This product and many more were offered by Independence Option.

Several Senior Living Facilities were also present with impressive facilities, some even allow pets.

Brookdale Senoir Living, MORNINGVIEW of GREENSBORO, Loyalton of Greensboro and Holiday Retirement  including Creekside Terrace and The Stratford.

Hospice of the Piedmont offered many services.

Not everything offered was healthy, but sure was delicious.

Just a Cloud Away Inc. Journal was also present passing out the latest issue, regarding Alzheimer’s Disease.

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