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Which Breathing Problems Should You Never Ignore?

Elder Care in West University Place TX If your elderly loved one is experiencing problems breathing, you may not realize that there are some symptoms that can indicate bigger issues. Knowing which breathing problems you really can't ignore can help you to get faster help for your loved one. Sudden Shortness of Breath Being winded during or after physical activity isn't unusual, but if your loved one experiences sudden shortness of breath, particularly when she's simply sitting still, this can be a sign of ... Read more

Setting Up Your Distance Caregiver Team

Caregiver in River Oaks TX Approximately 11 percent of the family caregivers throughout the United States live at enough of a distance from their care recipient that they are not able to be with them on a regular basis. This means that they must be able to handle all of the tasks of being a family caregiver without being able to be their care recipient’s home, which requires a tremendous amount of planning and remote interaction. While there are many tasks that ... Read more

What to Expect During the Late Stage of Alzheimer’s Disease

Elderly Care in Memorial TX There are several stages of Alzheimer's disease, but the most critical one is the lasts stage. By this time, the elder will be unable to care for themselves, requiring around-the-clock help from an elderly care provider. They will also have increased difficulty swallowing and chewing, will have trouble walking without assistance, and will no longer be able to verbally communicate with others. Whether you are going to be involved in the caregiving responsibilities or want to just be ... Read more

Treatment Options for Seniors with Dementia

Senior Care in Meyerland TX Dementia is a cognitive health problem that affects millions of Americans each year. Along with taking their ability to remember information they should know, they will also have problems concentrating, communicating, and caring for themselves. In fact, once their condition worsens, they will need around-the-clock care from a senior care provider.   There is currently no cure for dementia, but there are treatment options available that will reduce the appearance of symptoms, allowing the elder to live a somewhat ... Read more

Tips for Communicating with a Senior with Dementia

Home Care in Sugar Land TX If you are a family caregiver for one of the more than 5 million adults throughout the United States who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, one of the greatest challenges that you may face is their gradual loss of ability to communicate. This can start even in the moderate stages of the disease and be frustrating and upsetting for both your aging parent and you. Maintaining communication with your senior as they progress, however, is vital ... Read more

How Her Doctor Can Help a Loved One with Dementia Avoid Falling

Senior Care in Katy TX The risk of falling is tremendous for any elderly loved one, but it can be even greater for a loved one who has dementia. Your loved one's doctor can be your best tool for helping her to avoid falling. Get a Full Understanding of Your Loved One's Current Condition Take the time to work with your elderly loved one's doctor to assess her current condition. He can make sure that you have a full understanding of the current risks ... Read more

How to Tell When You’re Letting Old Issues Get in the Way of Caregiving

Senior Care in West University Place TX Being the primary caregiver for your elderly loved one can mean dealing with old situations that crop up with other family members. Sometimes you might even find that old issues are somehow getting in the way of taking care of your elderly loved one's best interests. Your Emotions Are Much Stronger than the Current Situation Warrants Old issues and arguments have a way of sticking around far longer than you think that they do. One sure fire ... Read more

What You Need to do Before Bringing an Elder to the Emergency Room

Elder Care in River Oaks TX Hospital visits alone can be nerve-wracking, but emergency rooms can especially cause an older adult to feel a whole new level of anxiety and nervousness. Since seniors are in a more fragile state than other age groups, they are at a higher risk for complications due to an injury or fall. Being surrounded by people with severe illnesses or injuries can make the elder feel less at ease and more panicked as to what their outcome ... Read more

How Can You Help Fellow Family Caregivers?

Caregiver in Spring Branch TX When you start to meet other family caregivers, you realize that you've got a lot in common with each other. Learning how to help each other in your caregiver journeys can give you a lot of joy and help a caregiver who might be newer to the job than you are. Lend a Compassionate Ear As a family caregiver yourself, you are probably already aware of how difficult it can be to find a compassionate listener when you need ... Read more

What Can You Do for an Elderly Loved One Who Has Trouble Sleeping?

Elderly Care in Tanglewood TX Lack of sleep can be a huge problem for your elderly loved one. It can even interfere with your own sleep, either because you're worried or because she needs your help when she's awake. Try some of these suggestions.   Start Tracking Caffeine Intake If your elderly loved one is ingesting too much caffeine or getting caffeine too late in the day, that can be a big reason that she's having sleeping trouble. Try tracking your loved one's caffeine intake ... Read more
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