Care, Health and Placement Advice
You may have the urge to reprimand your loved one for forgetting things. That is a natural reaction, but it will not help. Instead, try to find ways to encourage them to go on and enjoy their day.
My Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1995 when he was 64 years old. He was a successful businessman who owned a chain of grocery stores and had no time or patience for his children or their accomplishments. He worked seven days a week and expected everyone else to do the same.Read More
Even as adults, children look at their parents as strongest, most caring and independent people they know. Unfortunately, there will come a time when your parent’s age impacts their health and the parent/child roles become reversed. If you are caring for your elderly parents or are in the beginning stages of caring for your parent’s, it’s important to know that you aren’t alone, there are more than 40 million caregivers in the U.S. and 90 percent of them are caring for an aging loved one.Read More
Elder abuse is a problem that shouldn't be dismissed, particularly when you are letting a stranger to come into the home and care for an elderly family member. Statistics show that the older and more cognitively impaired a grownup is, the more likely they're to be a victim of mistreatment.Read More
Once you have hired a caregiver, you will be confronted with a brand new challenge: determining if the person you have entrusted your loved one's well being to is doing a fantastic job.
It can be a tricky task, one that is made harder by the complex mix of emotions which accompany hiring outside help. You might start to feel as though you are always on the edge of another possible crisis.Read More
When most people hear the term hospice care, they think that accepting the care means that they are giving up on their loved one. It is common for people to think that hospice care is only a service provided for those who will pass away within a few days or a few weeks.Read More
Earlier in our blog's we covered Helping a Senior Adjust to a New Caregiver. Now, we continue by helping your senior trust their caregiver by having a conversation.
Once introductions have been made, you (and your cherished one, should they're cognitively capable of understanding) will take a seat with the professional caregiver and the care manager to review the care plan.Read More
A stroke happens when the brain’s blood supply is reduced or interrupted, preventing the brain tissue from receiving essential oxygen and nutrients. When a stroke occurs, the brain cells will begin to die in a matter of minutes, so it is a medical emergency and prompt treatment is critical. The quicker treatment is sought, the better the chances are of reducing brain damage and other complications.Read More
You'll learn what to expect out of a normal home care experience, as well as strategies for addressing common problems that may arise, like the way to assist a beloved one get used to some brand new caregiver and the best way to figure out if a caregiver is doing their job correctly.Read More
Since increasingly more aging adults are being diagnosed with dementia, the number of professional care providers who're trained to handle people with cognitive impairment is slowly increasing.Read More
As a cherished one ages, one of the questions Which may think of you or your loved ones is the way to inform the difference between the cognitive changes associated with “ordinary aging” and the ones that could signal serious underlying health conditions, like Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.Read More