Signs that Your Senior Might be Coping with Hearing Loss

More than 37 million people throughout the United States, or around 15 percent of the population, are currently suffering from some degree of hearing loss. Nearly 29 million would benefit from the use of a hearing aid. Being older is the leading risk factor for hearing loss, with the majority of cases of hearing loss existing in those over the age of 64. In fact, in older adults between the ages of 64 and 74, approximately 25 percent are living with ... Read more

Could Night Care Help a Senior Dealing with Restless Legs Syndrome?

Restless Legs Syndrome can make a tremendous impact on your parent’s health, function, and quality of life. A condition that impacts the nervous system, RLS leads to sensations that give your parent the urge to move their legs. The symptoms of this condition generally worsen as the evening progresses and becomes most severe at night when your parent is trying to sleep, though it can occur any time that your parent is sitting or lying down for an extended period of ... Read more

Are You Suffering Caregiver Guilt in Your Care Journey?

When you first decided to step into the role of being a family caregiver for your elderly loved one you likely expected that you would experience some emotional reactions to the role itself and to the tasks that you would need to handle for them. You might have expected stress, worry, and even some anxiety related to the care. What you might not have expected is to feel guilt. Caregiver guilt is an extremely common issue of family caregivers, but it ... Read more

Are Mealtimes Difficult for Your Elderly Loved One?

Some elderly loved ones have trouble with meals, for a variety of different reasons. Some of the more common causes can include too much going on during the meal, not knowing when meals are going to happen, and feeling too lonely while eating. Here are some ways to manage those troubles for your loved one. Keep Mealtime Calm, if Possible. The calmer your mealtimes are in general, the better for your loved one. If you have a busy family, though, meals might be ... Read more

Signs and Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy Body Dementia is the second most commonly diagnosed form of dementia, following only Alzheimer’s disease. Characterized by the presence of deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein in the nerve cells throughout the brain, LBD is a term that is used to describe both dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia. As a family caregiver it is important to know that early diagnosis of this condition, just as it is with other forms of dementia, is critical to the proper ... Read more
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