Cerna Home Care lent their support, time and hearts to the 2016 Irvine Walk to Defeat ALS. It is the ALS Association’s biggest annual event to raise funds for local chapters. The funds raised from the walk sustain care services and support research for much of the following year.
Caring for a person with a cognitive impairment or traumatic brain injury can be counter intuitive. Innately, the response is to guard, protect and keep him or her secure at home. After decades, a family learned living in their injured family member’s world was the only way for them all to live – and flourish, thanks to a top San Diego neurologist and Cerna Home Care.
June is Alzheimer’s Awareness month.
“By 2025, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to reach 7.1 million — a 40 percent increase from the 5.1 million age 65 and older affected in 2015.”
– Alzheimer’s Association 2015 Facts & Figures
Everyone with a brain is at risk of Alzheimer’s. Learn the facts about Alzheimer’s:
Have you ever been holed-up in your home for a couple days? Maybe you were sick, or made the choice to binge watch 6 seasons of your favorite TV show. Inevitably, that restless feeling nags at you – innately prodding you to seek fresh air and human contact. It’s a privilege that we can take for granted – our mobility – our ability to connect – our “human-ness.”
Of late, there is much conversation about death with dignity and orchestrating the end of life. Not everyone Cerna Home Care cares for is elderly – some are in the prime of the lives, but are ill or dying from diseases like cancer.
Silver linings. They can be hard to find in the midst of tragedy, loss and illness. But, they can be found – even in the case of Robin Williams’ death. Upon hearing the news of his suicide, millions of people asked a collective, “Why?” Then, the conversation started online, on TV, on the radio – in our homes, offices and just about every meeting place. Robin Williams’ death has brought the diseases of depression and Parkinson’s back into public consciousness. His death has also brought to light a not-so-familiar condition called Dementia with Lewy bodies.