What Factors Could Be Keeping Your Aging Adult from Eating as Well as She Should?

When your elderly family member isn't eating properly, she's not getting the nutrition that she needs in order to stay healthy. Figuring out what is causing her to eat poorly can help you fix the problem. Meals Are Too Large. As your aging adult's activity decreases, her appetite will also decrease. This might have the effect of your senior turning down meals entirely or eating so little that she's just not getting enough nutrients from what she is eating. Serving smaller, more frequent ... Read more

Four Challenges Family Caregivers Experience When Alzheimer’s Advances

You think you know what Alzheimer's entails. Your mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's years ago, and the progression has been steady. There are challenges you face that may not be something that comes to mind until it happens. Here are four of the symptoms family caregivers often face when Alzheimer's progresses. Aphasia. Difficulties with speech may be one of the first and more noticeable symptoms. As the disease progresses, your parent may struggle to complete sentences. It becomes hard to follow a conversation ... Read more

Are Your Other Relationships Suffering?

When you're a caregiver, sometimes you feel as if your life is not your own. But it is and if your other relationships are suffering, they need your attention. Being a Caregiver Is Important, but so Are You. Often caregivers feel as if caregiving has to become the one focus of their life. This just isn't true. Becoming a caregiver means that you have some different responsibilities, but it doesn't make you magically no longer need a social life. You are just as ... Read more

Does Your Parent Need Home Care at Night?

In your role as a family caregiver, you want to make sure that you are giving your parent all of the care that they need, and helping them to live the highest quality of life possible as they age in place. For many family caregivers this means starting home care for their senior so that they can receive the care, support, and assistance that they need. In order to make the most of this care and for your parent to receive ... Read more

Raw Water – It’s a New Trend That Could Make Your Mom Sick

A California start-up has been trending in the media recently. The company sells “raw water.” Essentially, they're selling spring water that has not been treated or filtered in any way. They claim the water is as healthy as you can get because it is free of pollution or chemicals. They sell the raw water for a lot of money, but they also recommend that others go out and find a spring and collect and drink pure, untreated spring and mountain stream ... Read more
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