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

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
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