Five Intergenerational Activities for Your Family

As a family caregiver, you may be aware of the importance of helping senior family members to maintain connections with the younger generations of the family. Seniors often enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, but sometimes find it difficult to do so. They may fear that grandchildren will be bored or they might have trouble getting out to see them. If your parent struggles to stay connected with younger generations, September is a good month to focus on helping your parent ... Read more

Could Your Elderly Parent be Suffering from Malnutrition?

Awareness and education are two of the most important tools that you can use as a family caregiver to ensure that you are giving your elderly parent the highest quality care possible and helping them to live the quality of life that they deserve. By being aware of the risks that they might face and recognizing them, you can make meaningful changes to your care routine to address those risks and protect your parent from the potential consequences of them. September 18 ... Read more

How Can the Elderly Benefit from Massage?

Aches, pains, stress, and illness are all things that seniors often encounter as they age. While traditional medicine can help with many of these problems, there are other options available that can further improve quality of life for older adults. One of those things is massage therapy. Massage is Different for the Elderly If you picture a comedic scene from a movie in which a massage therapist delivers a nearly brutal massage, you’re probably not alone. However, massage therapists who are trained to ... Read more

Tips to Lower Stress Caused by Doctor’s Appointments for Your Loved One With Dementia

Dementia makes a lot of changes to your loved one's brain, which means that she may react to seemingly normal situations in a different way than she ever has. This is especially true when your loved one is heading into potentially stressful situations such as a doctor's appointment, making it even more stressful. Here are a few tips to make doctor's appointments easier for your aging family member. 1. Look into Different Scheduling Options. If you already know when your loved one is ... Read more

Are You in Need of a Break as a Family Caregiver?

Many family caregivers don't like the idea of taking a break at all, but if you're not doing that, you are probably running into more than one of these issues. You're Sleep Deprived. Sleep is essential when you're a family caregiver, but it's also one of the first things that you're likely to give up when your schedule becomes crazy. Whether you're not able to get to sleep or you're too busy to sleep, that is getting you to a situation in which ... Read more
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