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By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on September 10, 2020

The purpose of in-home dementia care is to provide seniors who have dementia with the assistance they require to accomplish daily tasks and activities that don’t require medical intervention. Dementia care providers often offer assistance with any and all of the following tasks: Personal grooming and dressing Bathing Preparing and…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on August 27, 2020

Seniors tend to discover they get sick more easily and symptoms last longer as they advance in age. While some weakening of the immune system is part of the normal aging process, seniors don’t have to accept getting the sniffles every other week. Instead, they can be proactive by addressing…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on August 13, 2020

If you have a friend or relative who’s a family caregiver, it’s important to be sensitive. The caregiver’s job is already challenging, and misunderstandings caused by others could cause further stress. When chatting with a family caregiver, here are a few things you should never say. 1. “It’s Just Too…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on July 30, 2020

Your senior parent’s caregiver may be one of the most important people right now. Instead of being threatened by this unique relationship, it’s important to try bonding with the caregiver. This will reduce stress and ensure your parent’s needs are met. Here are some things you can do to create…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on July 16, 2020

A study cited in the journal Research on Aging found older adults with mental illness are more likely to develop dementia than those without significant mental health issues. This is one of the more compelling reasons for caregivers to pay attention to their senior loved ones’ mental health needs. Six…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on June 25, 2020

The elderly experience negative emotions for a variety of reasons, and when those feelings aren’t addressed, daily life is often more challenging for older adults and their caregivers. In some instances, emotional problems can cause severe medical conditions. Below you’ll find tips to address your senior loved one’s emotional health…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on June 11, 2020

When an aging parent needs some assistance on a regular basis, it’s often one family member who becomes the designated caregiver. Figuring out your parent’s needs and finding a healthy balance with your own responsibilities and needs is a healthy and efficient way to fill this role, but it’s not…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on May 28, 2020

Being healthy is mostly associated with maintaining a nutritious diet and regular exercise routine. Oftentimes, the positive changes in health that come from maintaining healthy habits are gained over the long term. However, seniors can receive an instant health boost by making just a few simple changes to their lifestyles….

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on May 14, 2020

There’s no doubt that being a family caregiver is challenging. Most caregivers experience some type of frustration during the week, and it only takes a few minutes of talking to a group of caregivers to realize many of the issues they face are common. These six challenges are all easier…

By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on April 30, 2020

Statistics indicate approximately 10 percent of older adults beyond the age of 65 live with some degree of dementia. As the disorder progresses, communication becomes more difficult. When an affected elderly loved one seems more cognitively impaired than usual, there may be an underlying reason. There are various environmental factors…