North River Home Care Blog

Jen Davis

Client Service Manager
Jen joined the North River team in November 2015. Previously, she worked at South Shore Hospital, Norwell VNA as a private care manager for families on the South Shore. Jen received a Bachelor’s Degree from Villanova University. Then she pursued her Master’s in Geriatric Management from UMass. There she focused her graduate studies on Hospice Care and Alzheimer’s Disease. Jen then went on to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner in 2017. Jen lives with her husband and two daughters in Norwell, MA.

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TIPS: Caring For a Parent With Dementia at Home

Caregivers are wise to observe the scout’s motto: “be prepared” as they embark on the journey of full-time care of a loved one. There are important considerations when caring for a parent with dementia at home.

First and foremost, you must educate yourself, the parent with the dementia diagnosis,

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Understanding the Costs of Dementia Care

After the shock of a dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis fades, there are important decisions to make. Dementia is a progressive disease, and time is of the essence. As soon as possible, families should begin to explore the costs of in-home dementia care and care provided in memory care facilities and skilled nursing facilities.

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Elephants and Alzheimer’s [The Relationship]

The old adage is true: elephants truly do have excellent memories, even in their old age. To illustrate, they’re able to recollect and go back to very particular locations many years after visiting them, regardless of age. Just what exactly can we discover from elephants that might result in improving our own brain functioning as we age?

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Boston Resource Guide for Dementia & Memory Care

Whether you’re caring for someone with dementia and memory care issues or you’ve been afflicted with them yourself, it’s critical for you to understand that this is one journey you do not have to take alone.

According to one recent study conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association, the total number of people in Massachusetts living with these conditions rose to 120,000 in 2016.

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Are We Missing the Mark? Neuroscientist Shares Radical Thinking on Alzheimer’s Cause.

Thomas Edison’s infamous words ring true today in the race to find both the cause and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Each day seems to bring hopeful news of yet another clinical trial, followed soon after by the disappointing news that results failed to meet expectations – and so the cycle continues.

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Finding a Cure for Alzheimer’s: How We Can ALL Help

The world of Alzheimer’s disease research is expanding, and now there’s a way every one of us can help hasten the discovery of a cure. Through an online game, Stall Catchers, thousands of people are devoting time to sorting through slides of mouse brains to aid researchers in determining the effectiveness of treating cerebral blood flow problems to reverse memory loss.

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