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What is “Sundowning”?

Are you caring for someone who exhibits confusion and agitation in the late afternoon and evening? This phenomenon is known as “sundowning.” According to the Mayo Clinic, sundowning isn’t a disease in itself, but a group of symptoms that occur at a particular time of day, typically in people with…

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3 Professionals That Need an In-home Care Company on Their Side

At Shepherd’s Staff, our mission is to assemble a staff of superior caregivers who would shepherd, or take care of, our clients. We believe that to do this, our help must extend beyond our caregivers. Effective care of the elderly requires a comprehensive network of professionals who hold the same…

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Could it be Alzheimer’s?

About 5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease in the world. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia—60 to 80 percent of dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s disease. It is a…

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