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Hired Hands’ California Dementia Care Separates Fact from Fiction

Posted on September 19th, by Mark Winter in Alzheimer's. No Comments

Have you tried Googling “Alzheimer’s disease” and attempted to sift through the millions of results that instantly pop up? As wonderful as the age of the Internet is, it can also be overwhelming to try to sort out the true facts from the overabundance of old wives’ tales.

At Hired Hands Homecare, our California dementia care specialists offer the following breakdown of some of the most common myths, and the truths behind them:

Myth: Mom remembers so many stories from when she was growing up, so she certainly can’t have Alzheimer’s disease.

Truth: Alzheimer’s disease affects short-term (more recent) memories first, meaning that those memories of the more distant past can linger much longer as the disease progresses. This explains why someone newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease can often remember stories from the past quite clearly. Additionally, someone with Alzheimer’s tends to have … Read More »



Caught In ACTION!

Posted on September 5th, by Mark Winter in Caregivers, Dementia, Napa. No Comments

Caught in ACTION!

I popped into Vintage Sonoma unannounced to do a visit with Julie Slaton’s client. Upon arrival they were in the lobby enjoying popcorn and having a great conversation. Julie was dressed in her Hired Hands Scrub and Badge. She interacted with the staff and client with great professionalism!

The Staff at Vintage Sonoma appreciate Julie’s attentiveness and professional appearance. She is always on time and keeps her client entertained and calm while in the lobby with other residents. They brought us on board to assist client for safety because she has tried multiple times to leave the building.  Julie has been successful at keeping client in the building and participating in facility activities.

Julie, THANKS for Shining like a Star!
Melissa W, Homecare Manager






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