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Managing Sundowner’s Syndrome
Those with Dementia or Alzheimer’s tend to suffer from a syndrome called Sundowner’s Syndrome. As the name implies the symptoms appear in the late afternoon and evening for some, for others not until the sun has completely set. Medical science...

Posts From the Past
Helpful Sleep Tips for Seniors
There are a number of things that seniors and caregivers can do to improve not only the ability to sleep, but the quality of sleep as well.

Tips on Vacationing with Elderly Parents
Planning a vacation with your elderly parents is an admirable idea, but you must take several things into consideration.

Laughter Therapy for Seniors
A laugh a day keeps the doctor away. While this may not always be true, the positive effects of laughter are well known. For seniors who often battle with depression, laughter can have a healing touch.

Warning signs a senior should not be driving
Driving can become very dangerous for seniors. This post includes some helpful tips and signs that a senior should not be driving anymore.

Elder Abuse (3 parts)
Elder abuse is one of those things we don’t like to think about happening to people we know. However, it is a situation that occurs far more often than we would like to admit. It’s important as a caregiver for your senior family member that you understand what it is and what happens as a result.

 

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How Caregiving May Change Your Personality

Posted: March 26, 2015

Being a long-term caregiver for someone in your family is bound to change you and make a huge impact on your life. Most of the times, the changes that occur in your personality will be positive and beneficial. Caregivers tend to become more ...

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When an Elderly Loved One Resists Your Care

Posted: March 23, 2015

Caring for an elderly loved one may be a difficult task, especially if your loved one is resistant to care. As people age, their cognition begins to decline, and they may not be totally in their right mind whenever they need care. This, among ...

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Alternatives Options to Nursing Homes

Posted: March 19, 2015

As people get older, one of the things that many elderly individuals can agree on is that they do not want to go into a nursing home. Nursing homes can be scary places for your elderly loved one. Suddenly, your loved one has their entire life ...

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How to Help an Elderly Loved One Make Dietary Changes

Posted: March 16, 2015

Change is hard, no matter what age you are, and if your elderly loved ones have to endure change in their lives, then it may throw them for a loop. As people age they may have to make dietary changes in order to stay healthy and keep their bodies ...

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How to Talk to Your Elderly Loved One about Incontinence

Posted: March 12, 2015

If your elderly loved one suffers from incontinence, then it may be impossible to ignore. The odor, the mess and the cleanup can all be glaringly obvious signs that something is wrong. Ironically, the subject seems to be one that is often ignored ...

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Resistance Training For Seniors

Posted: March 9, 2015

As people grow older, their muscles and joints begin to break down. Add to that the fact that seniors have more brittle bones than their younger relatives, and it seems as though you are making a recipe for disaster. Seniors are at an increased ...

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Good Places for Seniors to Meet and Make New Friends

Posted: March 5, 2015

As people grow older, sometimes they lose friends. Whether their friends and them grow apart, of their friends grow old and pass away, some seniors find themselves becoming very lonely. Loneliness is not healthy for anyone, but it can be especially ...

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Self-Defense Tips for Seniors and Elderly

Posted: March 2, 2015

As seniors grow older, it may become necessary for them to learn a bit about self-defense. The concept of self-defense for seniors is completely different from the concept of self-defense for younger adults. For seniors, self-defense is all ...

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How to Helps Seniors Avoid Social Isolation

Posted: February 19, 2015

Loneliness and social isolation is never good for anyone, especially seniors. Research into social settings has shown that social interactions are both mentally and physically beneficial for people of any age. Conversely, loneliness and social ...

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Keeping Up and Connecting with the Grandchildren

Posted: February 16, 2015

For many grandparents, relating to their younger grandchildren and family members can be challenging. It may take some time, and a bit of both observation and investigation to determine what your grandkids are interested in, but after a bit ...

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Seniors

Posted: February 12, 2015

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. Whether you wish to celebrate your love with your spouse, your children, or your elderly loved ones, Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday for this. Love is a beautiful human emotion that allows people ...

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Dealing with Elderly Loved Ones Distorted Sense of Time

Posted: February 9, 2015

As people grow older, their sense of time may diminish slightly. Along with this, comes the inability to figure out time and distinguish the time of day. While this does not occur to every elderly adult, it does happen quite frequently in adults ...

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How to determine if a Caregiver is doing a Good Job

Posted: February 5, 2015

If you have finally taken the plunge and have decided to hire an in-home caregiver for your elderly loved one, then congratulations. Hiring an in-home caregiver is a big step for both you and your loved one. In-home caregivers allow your loved ...

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