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Which Vaccines Do Older Adults Need?

When we think of vaccinations, most of us think of children and babies. However, there are vaccines that people need as adults and even as older adults. Vaccinations help to prevent serious illness and, in some cases, death. Some vaccines that people have as children lose effectiveness with age. And, some vaccines are needed annually. Knowing which vaccines your aging relative needs can help to keep them healthy and protect them from potentially life-threatening illnesses. Below are some of the vaccines ... Read more

6 Quick Ways to Deal with Caregiver Stress

Unfortunately, being a caregiver often goes hand in hand with feeling stressed out. There’s a lot involved in the role. Caregivers often feel stretched for time because they work, have children to raise or other family responsibilities, and just need some time for themselves. It’s important that you find a way to relieve caregiver stress because it can have a negative impact on your physical and emotional health. If you’re not sure how you can fit stress reducing activities in your ... Read more

What Are the Risk Factors for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease?

Most people have no idea what Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is until it affects a member of their family. CJD is a progressive brain disorder that causes dementia and, ultimately, death. The symptoms of the disease are much like those of other kinds of dementia, like Alzheimer’s disease. However, the progression of the disease is much faster. Knowing more about the disease is one of the first steps in being a more effective caregiver to someone with CJD. Overview of CJD CJD became more ... Read more

Is Shingles Really a Risk for Your Senior?

Whether you have been a family caregiver for years or are just getting started, one risk you have likely heard a considerable amount about is shingles. Understanding this risk is an important part of protecting their health and well-being as they age in place.   Some things you should know about shingles and the risk it may present to your parent include: ● Approximately 1 out of every 3 people throughout the United States will develop shingles at some point in their life ● There ... Read more

Some of Personal Caregiving Services Caregivers Fashioning their New Polo Shirts!

Some proud caregivers posing in their new logo polo shirts! Read more

My Aging Relative Refuses to Eat Healthy Meals

As if family caregivers didn’t have enough to worry about with their elderly loved one, the idea of healthy meals and snacks should always be a top priority. When aging adults live alone, their eating habits tend to worsen. In many cases, they only like junk food and refuse to eat healthy meals. There are many reasons for this, but no matter what the cause, family caregivers need to come up with a plan to make sure the senior has nutritious ... Read more

Can Seniors Develop Anxiety Disorder?

Everyone feels anxious now and then, but if your aging loved one is struggling from extreme worry, fear or distress that lasts for longer than a few weeks, they could have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is the persistent and invasive feeling of nervousness and fear that interferes with a person’s daily activities. Anyone who looks after an elderly loved one should spend some time researching the symptoms and treatment for anxiety disorder, so they can recognize when a person needs help.   While ... Read more

Run for the Rose

Personal Caregiving Services was proud to have recently participated and donated to the Marnie Rose Foundation and the 2019 Run For the Rose in memory of Dr. Marnie Rose. Dr. Marnie Rose was just 27 and in the first year of her pediatric medical residency at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital when she was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. Although she passed away in 2003, the Houston community and communities nationwide honor Marnie's spirit, courage and strength with an ... Read more

Tips for Taking Older Adults on Outings

No one enjoys spending all their time stuck at home. It can make them feel restless and lonely. However, many older adults have difficulty getting out of the house on their own, so they spend most of their time in their houses alone. However, it’s entirely possible for seniors to go on enjoyable outings with caregivers with a little planning. Below are some tips for caregivers to use when going on an outing with their elderly family member. Take Special Needs into ... Read more

FAQs About Seniors Adopting a Dog or Cat

Many family caregivers that worry about their aging mom or dad growing lonely in their old age wonder about helping them adopt a pet. Studies show that dogs and cats can provide a lot of benefits to seniors, but family caregivers may still be unsure. Before dismissing the idea completely, family caregivers should look at the facts surrounding pet adoptions and seniors. Once they learn about the benefits, they may form a different opinion. Here are some frequently asked questions about elderly ... Read more
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