If you’ve spent any time around an elderly person with dementia, chances are you’ve heard them talk about visiting a place that they want to go that may not exist anymore as they remember it. If they are feeling anxious, upset or stressed out, they may grow more insistent about leaving where they are and going to this place. This is known as wandering and it is prevalent for those who struggle with dementia.
Here are some frequently asked questions that many ...
Fear is a huge motivator. It can stop your senior from doing things she should be doing, like walking more. Fear can also keep her doing things that she might not be safe to do any longer, like driving her car. It’s important for you to understand why fear might be keeping her behind the wheel.
A Crisis Could Keep Her Trapped
It’s not completely unwarranted for your elderly family member to worry about being stuck in an emergency. Injury and other concerns can ...
The coronavirus has taken a lot from us, but it has also given us something important: time. Family members who are providing in-home care for a loved one with dementia or other health issues can use that extra time to engage in activities that relieve the increased stress and depression that come with caring for someone who is medically compromised during a pandemic.
Simply by taking time to reconnect with old hobbies you’ve neglected in the day-to-day bustle, or playing a game ...
Learning that your mom or dad's cancer is in remission is a blessing. It's going to bring feelings of relief and joy. Take time to celebrate. After that, gather the family to talk about home care. It doesn't have to end after cancer goes into remission. Many older adults think of home care as a service that's for those who are ill or have severely limited mobility. It's so much more than that. Home care can help your parents age at home ...
As you know, we notified our clients and caregivers last week about steps we are taking to address the Coronavirus. As the days have passed, we have stayed on top of information from reliable medical and government agencies. We therefore want to continue to update you with more details about the steps we are taking and the steps you can take to make sure we are doing everything possible to maintain a healthy environment for our clients, their families, our caregivers, ...
National Kick Butts Day takes place on March 20th. It's a prime day for smokers from around the nation to stop smoking. One of the things your dad will need most is a strong support team. If he isn't feeling supported, it's going to be much harder for him to stay motivated to quit.
People to Put on the Support Team
If your dad has friends or family members who still smoke, they're not the best choices for his support team. Choose non-smokers ...
We are keeping up with all reliable factual information on the coronavirus. From everything
we’ve read and heard, the coronavirus is very similar to the flu or the common cold in the way it
is transmitted and therefore the way it can be avoided. The health of our clients and our staff is
always our top priority. As a general rule, especially in our population of elderly or otherwise
recovering clients who trust us with their health needs, our caregivers are already washing hands
correctly and ...
If you need to take care of an elderly loved one, it is likely that you are going to have questions about the care that they need. This is normal. There are many things that you should know about aging adults, especially if you need to care for them.
What are the common challenges elderly adults face?
With aging, there are going to be some normal challenges that elderly adults face. This is something, you as the family caregiver, should know about. One ...
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