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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 ConditionTake 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 WarrantsOld 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 EarAs 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 IntakeIf 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

National Respiratory Care Week – How Elders Can Keep Their Respiratory System Healthy

Elderly Care in Meyerland TX National Respiratory Care Week begins on October 23rd in order to help promote proper lung health and care tips. As your mom or dad gets older, their respiratory health might become weaker. They may have an increased difficulty breathing and higher chance of developing a lung disease. Older adults who are suffering from other health conditions may be more prone to having a respiratory infection or disease, so it is important they consult with their doctor before ... Read more

Talking to Your Family about Your Parent’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Senior Care in Sugar Land TX Hearing that your aging parent has breast cancer can be a life-changing moment for your parent and for you. As their family caregiver it is your responsibility to help them to deal with this diagnosis and take the steps to move forward in the way that is right for them. One issue that you will have to face is talking to the rest of the family about the diagnosis.October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this ... Read more

Handling the Emotions that Alzheimer’s Caregivers Have to Endure

Caregiver in Katy TX Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can put the caregiver on an emotional rollercoaster. One day the elder may be in a great mood, while the next may be filled with agitation and aggressiveness towards you. It can be physically and mentally exhausting providing the care your loved one needs. Due to the amount of tasks the caregiver is responsible for, they may reach out for help from professionally trained home care providers. These caregivers are experienced in ... Read more

Restless Leg Syndrome and Seniors – Causes, Symptoms, and Cures

Senior Care in Bellaire TX Restless leg syndrome is just how it sounds; it begins in the nervous system and causes you to have this overwhelming urge to get up and move your legs. When you are not walking or moving, you will start to have an uncomfortable feeling that can only be cured through constant movement. The only problem is that moving around is only a temporary fix, but there are some treatments that can eliminate the irritating symptoms that cause ... Read more
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