How Can You Make Decisions as a Caregiver if You’re Struggling with Self-respect?

Whether it's your elderly loved one giving you trouble over making decisions or you're experiencing pressure from other sources, making decisions as a caregiver can be extremely trying. If your self-respect has taken a hit, the situation can be even more difficult. Stop the Perfectionism Many people freeze up when it comes to making a decision because they're sure it won't be the perfect one. The problem is that perfectionism ties your hands rather than freeing you. It can also paralyze you so ... Read more

What Can You Do if Your Elderly Loved One Won’t Accept Outside Help?

It can be really frustrating for your elderly loved one to resist the idea of hiring senior care providers to help out. Figuring out how to work around that objection is important because in-home care providers are a solid tool for you to have in your toolbox. Respect that Outside Help Can Feel Intimidating to Your Loved One The idea of having outside help coming in can be an intimidating one to your elderly loved one. It can be a signal to her ... Read more

What to do if Your Aging Loved One Suffers a Stroke

A stroke happens when the blood flow is cut off to part of the brain. This is a very serious medical emergency, and it is important to take action as soon as possible. The sooner you act, the better chance there is that the doctors will be able to restore the blood flow and avoid more damage to the brain. If you are a caregiver for an aging loved one, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of a stroke, ... Read more

Raised Bed Gardening for Seniors with a Green Thumb

Of course, age can force seniors to curtail some of their favorite activities, but gardening doesn’t have to be among them. While it may be difficult for them to garden in exactly the same way they have been doing for decades, with a few modifications, elderly gardeners can enjoy the joys of growing fruits, vegetables and flowers for years to come. The secret is to change a few key aspects about gardening to better suit an elderly person’s abilities. What is Raised ... Read more

What You Should Know About National Osteoporosis Month

May is National Osteoporosis Month. This is the ideal time for you as a family caregiver to learn more about this potentially life-changing condition so that you can help your loved one to reduce the risk that they will develop it, or give them the type of care that they need to handle it properly if it does arise as they age in place. Some things that you should know about osteoporosis include: Osteoporosis causes nearly 9 million fractures throughout the world ... Read more
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