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Caring for your aging parents can be touching, but it can also be an overwhelming and stressful situation, but when you include sibling rivalry into the mix, the situation can become extremely emotional and physically draining. When adult siblings become aware of the fact that their parents aren’t “themselves” and they need help, it’s common for the old roles and the competitiveness of siblings to resurface.

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Many seniors have a tendency to avoid discussing their care needs and future plans with their family members. Even though broaching the subject of making a maintenance plan can be hard, this is a crucial initial measure for successful aging and caregiving.

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Even though the majority of states have lifted their “shelter-in-place” orders, the risk for seniors contracting the virus still remains high. So, for this reason, for their safety, older adults are remaining at home unless it’s absolutely necessary for them to venture out. Unfortunately, this means that many seniors aren’t able to do the activities and be connected like they were before COVID-19.

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Visiting your elderly parents is when you spend time catching up on each other’s lives and sometimes the visits are shorter than you would like them to be. So, it can be difficult to recognize some of the signs that your aging parents may need a bit of outside help. In many situations, the changes in behavior happen gradually and subtly. Unfortunately, many elderly people are also hesitant about voicing their concerns, especially when it is about needing help.

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Adult daycare programs typically receive a bad rap; branded as glorified babysitting services that compromise the independence and dignity of aging adults, but day care programs can offer a much needed supply of respite care for Alzheimer’s care providers who want a break. Research from the University of Pennsylvania concluded that adult daycare might guard against caregiver stress in those looking following a cherished one with dementia.

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It is the stated desire of several adults to be capable to continue living in their home (or the residence of a family member) as they grow older, as opposed to move to an assisted living community or a nursing home. Sadly, Alzheimer's may throw a life size monkey wrench into the very plans to ageing place.

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Aging is a natural part of life; it’s also natural for seniors to need help and support with everyday lives. Unfortunately, many elderly people refuse to acknowledge that they may need a little extra help. Whether it’s needing assistance with personal care, such as bathing, needing help with transportation or even medication reminders; it is common for elderly adults to avoid asking for help. Encouraging elderly adults to get outside help is actually one of the most common and difficult challenges that adult children face.

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Aging is a natural phase in life and the aging person often requires assistance in varying degrees. If you have an elderly loved one that requires some sort of assisted care, you may have several questions. There is a wide variety of senior care options to choose from, so choosing the best option for your loved one may be confusing and overwhelming.

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A plethora of research studies touting the advantages of keeping people with memory disorders physically and mentally active have been released in latest years. But coming up with the right activities to maintain a loved one with Alzheimer's engaged in lifestyle can be tricky.

There are a couple things to bear in mind when brainstorming potential pastimes. To begin with, as your cherished one begins to forget that they're, its all the more essential that you remember, and present them with purposeful activities that echo their previous interests and abilities.

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A few days stay in the hospital can be stressful for the patient and their caregiver. As the caregiver, your focus is on your loved one’s medical treatment and as the patient, the different environment may increase their depression and loneliness. Although the hospital stay is stressful, sometimes the return home can be even more stressful. If your loved one was recently discharged from the hospital you both may find it difficult to adjust when returning home, so here are a few tips to help seniors and caregivers’ transition after a hospital stay.

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