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To be a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's, you need to set boundaries and know when to take care of yourself. You need to nurture yourself and your own well-being. There are resources available to help caregivers.

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It can be difficult for family members who find themselves in the caregiver role. It is important to take time for yourself and make sure that you are getting out of the house.

A caregiver may feel like they are never able to take time for themselves. They can become frustrated, which will only add more stress on their loved one with Alzheimer's. This doesn't just apply to caregivers, but also for parents or siblings of someone with Alzheimer's.

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Feeling blue every now and then is completely natural; however, it is not normal to feel “sad” for extended periods of time. Each year, there are more than 19 million Americans affected by depression, and 2 million of those affected are aged 65 and older.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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If you’re looking for someone who can help your loved one to maintain their independence, live a fgood life, and give you the peace of mind that your cherished one is taken care of, 1st Meridian Care Services is available to help! 

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As a family caregiver, your liability will be to ensure your cherished one is safe, healthy and getting the care they want.

A lot of men and women express the desire to stay to their very own home as they age, a wish that may be granted with the assistance of professional in-homecare. However, selling a grownup on the concept that letting an outside caregiver--who's most likely a stranger--in their home is tough.

Here are some strategies to make this conversation Somewhat easier for everyone involved:

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Stepping in when an elder needs care is difficult. Below are 22 common signs to recognize when an aging loved one needs additional help. Whether the change is sudden or gradual, there are certain signs you can look for that indicate when your loved one is having trouble attending to their own needs.

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Members of the family of aging adults normally traveling one of two paths to becoming a caregiver: the abrupt sprint, or the gradual march. The abrupt sprint towards providing care for a precious one is frequently put off by an unexpected event--a stroke, a fall, complications from surgery--which acts as a catalyst, escalating your family member’s maintenance requires practically overnight.

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