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Your Computers Should MAKE You Money

Let's talk about price vs value. Too often, we see clients that get caught up with trying to save money on a piece of equipment or service without thinking about how much money they will LOSE by getting inadequate tech or less-than-responsive service. Do you have a tech investment you now regret? Is your technology constantly working against you? Give us some examples in the comments!

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Caring Senior Service Acquisition & Merger

New ownership announces merging of two in-home care territories to serve seniors across all of Tucson Caring Senior Service, a national in-home care company, announced that Caring Senior Service of Tucson is under the new ownership of Cindy Sheller, the owner of the Tucson NE o(ce. Sheller will now o)er custom care options that cater to the needs of seniors across all of Tucson and its surrounding areas by providing Caring Senior Service s signature GreatCare method. Caring Senior Service s GreatCare method gives seniors the control needed to remain happy, healthy and home. Cindy Sheller has a background as a business analyst, but through this experience she realized that she cares more about people than crunching numbers. Sheller transitioned into senior care and has worked in assisted living and memory care communities, hospice organizations, and ultimately spent most of her career running home health care agencies before becoming a Caring franchise owner in 2015. Sheller initially partnered with Chris Beth, another Caring franchise owner, to open the Caring Senior Service of Tucson in 2015. The two decided to split the o(ce into separate territories in 2017, and Sheller managed clients in northeast Tucson. She was excited to purchase the Tucson o(ce, since she was an original owner of the territory. Sheller 2nalized the purchase of the Tucson o(ce on March 1, 2019, and these two territories will now merge under her leadership. I am a 2rm believer in the model. I wouldn t want to do it with any other franchise, states Sheller. Her home care services will now cover the entire expanse of Tucson, not just the northeastern region. CEO and founder of Caring Senior Service, Je) Salter, comments that Cindy has been a fantastic owner. We love having her as a Caring owner because of her strong passion for senior care. We are excited for her to grow her business and serve all clients in the Tucson area. We trust Cindy and know this transition will be a smooth one for clients and sta). All clients being served by the Caring Senior Service of Tucson o(ce will now be served under Sheller s leadership. The Caring Tucson o(ce is located at 6842 E Tanque Verde Rd D, Tucson, AZ 85715. For more information about Caring Senior Service s home care options visit www.caringseniorservice.com. About Caring Senior Service: Founded in 1991, Caring Senior Service believes every senior should be able to remain Healthy, Happy and Home. The company's GreatCare method addresses the three leading areas of concern when choosing homecare: quality caregivers, care solutions, and active involvement. Operating over 50 o(ces in 20 states, Caring Senior Service is dedicated to making positive changes in the lives of seniors and families by providing trusted service and support as loved ones age.

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Speakers Wanted

I have some opportunities for speakers for Connect, a Tucson networking group. We have open topics, 10-15 minutes long, in an educational, informative format geared toward Business Owners. Connect meets at the Cactus Rose at 7:30-9:00am the first and third Tuesday of the month. Topics are: 1) Staying healthy with nutrition while running a business. 2) Fashion etiquette for business. 3) Advertising your business through sponsorships. If interested, call Bobbi at 721-5776.

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Easy Guide to the Different Forms of Dementia

Dementia is one of the most common conditions that our senior population faces. It can have strong effects on almost every aspect in your senior loved one's life, but the world of dementia can be complex. Not every case of dementia is the same, which means caring for a senior with this condition requires specialized care. To help you provide your loved one with the best care possible, we're here to help you understand the subtle differences between the many types of dementia with an in-depth guide. Dementia Overview The term "dementia" itself is not a condition or disease. Rather, dementia is a general term used to classify a variety of conditions and issues that cause memory loss, as well as the loss of other mental abilities. Physical changes in a person's brain are responsible for the effects of dementia, which can vary in how it affects a senior and how severely. Dementia is classified as a group of symptoms that are caused by damage or impairment within the brain. This damage can be responsible for changes to a senior's learning, language, mobility, and decision making abilities. The type of dementia a person has is often associated with the cause or reason for the impairment or damage to the brain. There are a variety of different types of dementia, which can be categorized by the area of the brain affected, symptoms experienced, the progressiveness of symptoms, and more. Types of Dementia It is important to understand the many types of dementia because treatment and care can vary greatly depending on the type. While some types of dementia may be easy to spot, others are defined by much more subtle differences. Alzheimer's When you think of seniors, dementia, and memory loss, you probably think of Alzheimer's disease first. That's because it is estimated that up to 80% of people experiencing dementia have Alzheimer's, making it the most commonly diagnosed type of dementia. Alzheimer's is mainly characterized by brain cell loss, which progressively gets worse. In the beginning stages of Alzheimer's, seniors may become forgetful of recent events or names and become depressed. Symptoms tend to be mild at first and slowly worsen over time. Eventually, many seniors with Alzheimer's begin showing poor judgment, experiencing severe personality changes, and progressive memory loss, as well as developing difficulties speaking, writing, or performing daily functions. Lewy Body Dementia As one of the more common types of dementia, the symptoms associated with Lewy body dementia tend to be more aggressive than those associated with Alzheimer's. This type of dementia is caused when an unusual amount of deposits within the brain begin destroying cells. The most common of these deposits is the alpha-synuclein protein, which can also be found in other types of dementia disorders like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's. Whereas seniors with Alzheimer's typically begin with memory loss and confusion, those with Lewy body tend to experience more physical symptoms like tough or rigid muscles, changed posture, shuffling, lack of mobility, and more. Vascular Dementia Unlike Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia often begins with less subtle symptoms. That is because this type of dementia is caused by either a major stroke or several small ones, which affect a different area of the brain. Seniors with vascular dementia often exhibit memory, speech, and decision-making difficulties fairly quickly, and may even have difficulty walking or getting around. Mixed Dementia Simply put, mixed dementia is classified as a condition that includes characteristics and symptoms from more than one type of dementia at the same time. Most often, mixed dementia involves Alzheimer's coexisting with vascular dementia, though some seniors can experience Lewy body dementia simultaneously as well. Mixed dementia can be hard to diagnose, however, if one type of dementia produces more obvious symptoms than other types. Frontotemporal Dementia This type of dementia is clearly defined by the location in which cell damage has occurred. With frontotemporal dementia, progressive nerve cell loss is experienced within the brain's temporal lobes (behind the ears) or its frontal lobes (behind the forehead). Nerve cell damage leads to degeneration of the function within this area, leading to a variety of progressive symptoms like changes in motor function, slow deterioration in personality, and disturbances in language. There are three subtypes of this form of dementia, which can all be defined by differences in behavioral symptoms. Parkinson's Disease Dementia Parkinson's disease itself involves changes within the brain that mainly focus on the region that controls movement. People with Parkinson's experience symptoms which gradually progress and include tremors, stiffness, shuffling movements, and difficulties with general mobility. For many people living with this disease, the changes can affect thinking and reasoning. Those with Parkinson's disease dementia are typically diagnosed at least a year after being diagnosed with Parkinson's. Huntington's Disease Huntington's disease forms differently than other types of dementia; it is caused by a mutation within the genetic code. People with a defective gene on their fourth set of chromosomes will develop this disease eventually, genetically inherited through parents. The defective gene helps to create an unhealthy protein that eventually creates changes within the brain. People with Huntington's disease can experience symptoms earlier in life than many other dementia types and usually begin with changes in physical behavior. As the disease progresses, people experience changes to their thinking, concentration, and mood. These symptoms progressively get worse as the proteins create more changes. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease This disease belongs to a group of fatal brain disorders. With Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a person's prion protein within the body begins morphing into an unusual shape. This action triggers the same protein within the brain to change shape abnormally as well. These abnormal proteins work to destroy healthy brain cells, causing dementia. People with this rare disease often experience symptoms that worsen unusually quick. Seniors often experience a rapid decline in their brain functions, as well as mobility. Korsakoff Syndrome Korsakoff Syndrome is normally caused by alcohol abuse, but also by other conditions. It occurs when a person experiences a severe deficiency of vitamin B-1 (thiamine). This vitamin is responsible for producing energy within the brain. With a deficiency in thiamine, the brain cannot create enough energy to function as it should. This chronic memory disorder presents itself as lacking the ability to learn new information, difficulty remembering recent things, and having large gaps in memory. Some people may even "create" information they cannot remember, as a result of the brain's misfunction. Dementia can be a complex world and if your senior loved one is experiencing symptoms of dementia, it is essential to get them the personalized care necessary to ensure a happy and healthy life. For more on dementia and providing your senior loved one with the best care possible, contact our professional staff at Caring Senior Service today! And don't miss our go-to guide for Alzheimer's and dementia caregiving. Questions? 520-428-0143

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