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Tips to Help You Become a Champion Caregiver for Elderly Parents

If someone were providing care services for you, how would you want that caregiver/care receiver relationship to look? What qualities would shift that degree of care from ordinary to extraordinary? Taking care of an older loved one at home is a noble and selfless commitment. It’s never a responsibility that should be taken lightly, or […]

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Is It a Potential Dementia Diagnosis or Medication Side Effects?

Disorientation. Confusion. Memory loss. While these are definitely hallmark warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, they can also come about from taking specific medications. Before automatically assuming an inevitable dementia diagnosis, review the following list of prescription medications that may cause similar effects. Pain Medications Opioids specifically are reported to affect […]

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How to Handle the Unexpected Emotions of Caregiver Anger and Resentment

If you were to list the top five emotions you experience in meeting the caregiving needs of your elderly parents, what would they be? Maybe you’d first think of emotions like love, compassion, and in some cases, even frustration or stress. Would anger make the list? In many cases, though family care providers might not […]

Senior Home Care Tip from the Pros: Create and Follow a Daily Schedule

Life, especially but not just during the pandemic, can be filled with uncertainty. For seniors who are feeling less in command of particular facets of life, such as losing physical or cognitive functioning, concentrating on what can be controlled is empowering. A great place to start is by establishing a regular routine, personalized to a […]

Tips for Respecting Elders in How you Speak to Them

Watch what occurs at your next family get together when a new mom places her infant in someone’s arms. The individual is likely to transition instantly into baby mode: a high-pitched, sing-song voice, exaggerated facial expressions, and overly-simplified speech. Of course, this is quite normal and actually beneficial to a baby’s growing brain. Hopefully, however, […]

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How to Talk with the Doctor if You Suspect a Diagnosis for Alzheimer’s Disease

Distress. Fear. Embarrassment. The thoughts and feelings surrounding a potential Alzheimer’s diagnosis may cause older adults to keep their suspicions to themselves. A recently available AARP survey peeled away a few of the layers of emotion to get to the reason – namely, a concern over losing independence and becoming a problem to others. While […]

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Why Strength Training for Seniors Is Imperative Post-Pandemic

As we’re finally easing our way out of this pandemic, we’re finding more about how it has harmed senior loved ones – both physically and emotionally. We know older adults have been at a higher threat of serious issues and death due to the COVID-19 virus, although the impact of 15 months of social isolation […]

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Learn Why the Progression of Dementia May Vary for Latinos

A new study sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association is uncovering some striking findings in how dementia may present differently in Hispanic people. While additional exploration is required to fully understand whether these differences are the result of social/cultural nuances or perhaps the dementia itself, it’s worthwhile information for Latino families to know. Daily Activities One […]

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Avoid This Phrase When Taking Care of Aging Parents

As our parents grow older, it is not necessarily an easy task to know what our role as adult children should be. We want whatever is best for them, but if we’re not mindful, we will overstep our boundaries and discover ourselves attempting to parent our parents. This is particularly true when safety is a […]

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Dementia Tips: Understand the Newly Defined 4 Subgroups of Alzheimer’s

For many years, experts have been exploring the development of Alzheimer’s through one particular basic model, despite the fact that the symptoms and progression of Alzheimer’s can vary from person to person. Now, however, a large, new collaborative study between the US, Sweden, Canada, and Korea is revealing some interesting data to help us more […]