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    Senior Care

10 Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

May 18, 2022 Disorders such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and Lewy Body are all forms of a condition known as Dementia. These diseases affect the brain resulting in loss of memory, problem-solving, and other thinking-related issues that are severe enough to alter your daily life. Many people diagnosed with Dementia are not able to properly care for themselves, so they have to rely on a spouse, family member, or in-home caregiver...
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Stress Management for Caregivers

April 27, 2022 As the population ages, caregiving roles are being taken over by individuals who are not in the healthcare industry. In fact, around 1 in 3 adults in the United States provides some form of care for another adult. People often rush into this role, not understanding how hard it can be at times to be a primary caregiver - leading to a pressure cooker of stress that...
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Caregiver Time Management Strategies

April 13, 2022 Becoming a caregiver to a senior often requires extensive planning and time management for success. Unfortunately, many caregivers will have these responsibilities compounded on top of their existing obligations, including work and family time. Ensuring that the senior you care for has the attention they need while also maintaining your own needs can take some restructuring and attention to detail in your daily schedules. While every situation...
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Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility

As adults reach older ages, they often lose mobility due to injuries from falls, strokes, or severe arthritis. Unfortunately, this often hinders their ability to continue to do many of their favorite hobbies or activities because they may be too difficult now. A loss of mobility does not have to mean an end to the fun, however, and there are many great ways to stay engaged and mentally active without needing to move around a...
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How To Be Sure Your Loved One Takes Medication Properly

Chronic ailments come with age; therefore, it is not surprising that older adults use more prescribed and over-the-counter medication than any other age group. While medication can improve quality of life if appropriately used, our senior loved ones may have difficulty keeping track of them. This also means they are more susceptible to the dangers of mismanaged medication. Following medication guidelines ensure that your loved one will receive the benefits of their medication and avoid any adverse...
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When Should Seniors Stop Driving?

As we age, many different changes occur within our brains and body that could impact whether we can drive safely. No two people develop into their golden years the same and no set age defines the inability to successfully operate a motor vehicle; however, it is important to carefully observe the driving habits of your loved one while looking for warning signs that they may need to hang up their keys and invest in...
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Tips For Caring For Aging Parents

Did you know that nearly 10 million adults over the age of 50 have the responsibility of taking care of their aging parents? And, as life expectancy continues to reach new levels, it is expected that this number will continue to rise. Even basic care for aging parents includes feeding, bathing, dressing, and providing other forms of basic care for them. While it is an extremely rewarding way to enrich your,...
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