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

Tips for Helping Your Senior Get Accustomed to a Hearing Aid

Approximately 48 million people throughout the United States are currently living with some kind of hearing loss. This number accounts for approximately 20 percent of the total population of the nation. Among those over the age of 64, 30 percent, or 1 in every 3 senior adults, is living with this diminished sense. If your elderly parent is living with decreased hearing due to changes in the structure of their ear brought on by aging, overuse caused by frequent exposure to ... Read more

5 Benefits of Swimming for Seniors

Age is no reason for seniors to stop exercising, but the type of activity they choose may have to shift. When joints are sore and muscles aren’t as strong as they once were, it’s easy for the elderly to avoid exercise, even though it can help them with their overall health. There’s only so much that family members and home care aides can do to motivate seniors to exercise, but who can resist spending time in a pool? Many seniors find that ... Read more

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
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