Arthritis and Some Helpful Tips

Has your senior loved one experienced joint pain? This would be considered normal if this pain is something that they don’t have to deal with every day. Otherwise, you should be getting them immediate medical attention and help since they may already be experiencing arthritis. Arthritis can surely hamper the elderly’s movement as sufferers of this disease may also have stiffness and swelling in … [Read more...]

Are You a New Caregiver in Crisis?

Being a new caregiver doesn't necessarily put you into a crisis, but it can make you more vulnerable to situations that can contribute. If you recognize any of these signs in your own life right now, you might need to take some fast action on your own behalf. You Pretty Much Only See Your Elderly Loved One Caregiving can take up quite a bit of your time and energy, that's for sure. But … [Read more...]

What Should You Include in Your Own Self-care Plan as a Caregiver?

Your own self-care plan involves more than just yourself, interestingly enough. There's your immediate tasks for keeping yourself healthy and happy, but there's a little more to it than that because you're responsible for someone else's care now, too. Your Plan for Staying Healthy Your self-care plan definitely needs to include plans for your own physical, mental, and emotional health. … [Read more...]

Dealing with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a disease that primarily impedes movement and speech. This slow, progressive disease may strike anyone between the ages of 50 and 60 and sometimes even earlier. It is a disease that affects more than 10 million people worldwide and although treatments are available for this disease, it currently has no cure. Thus life may be challenging for those who have Parkinson’s … [Read more...]

Pet Therapy for Seniors

There is a pre-existing human-animal bond involved with pet therapy. People are happier and healthier when they are in the presence of animals. It is scientifically proven that the human-animal bond increases positivity and socialization, decreases blood pressure, and reduces anxiety, stress, and depression. Due to these amazing benefits, several skilled nursing facilities across the nation now … [Read more...]

April is Couple Appreciation Month: Help Mom and Dad Celebrate

Although many seniors receiving home care from caregivers are alone because their spouses have passed on, we know that there are also many senior couples who are still enjoying life and their relationships with one another. If you’re fortunate to still have both of your parents in your life, April is a good month to celebrate them and to help them celebrate one another. We have some ideas to … [Read more...]

Are You Accidentally Shutting Other Family Members out of Caregiving?

It might be difficult to believe, but you can actually be doing things that keep other family members from helping you more. Believing that they don't really want to help or assuming that they won't are just two of the mistakes you could be making. Really Look at Whether They've Tried to Help It's not uncommon for your perception of a situation to be slightly different from another … [Read more...]

Is Your Elder Loved One’s Sleep Environment Keeping Her Awake?

It's easy to believe that just crawling into bed should be enough to help your elder loved one get some much-needed shuteye. But it can be more complicated than that. Check the Noise Levels Even if your elder loved one is normally hard of hearing, some sounds can make a big difference when she's trying to get to sleep. Try listening in her room at several different points in the day and … [Read more...]

What You Should Know About Osteoporosis

Whether you have been caring for your elderly loved one for some time or you have just started your caregiver journey with them, one issue that you have likely heard about frequently is osteoporosis. This condition can be dangerous for your elderly parent and may require special attention and care to help them remain safe and healthy but also support a lifestyle that they can enjoy. Knowing as … [Read more...]

Seven Diabetic Superfoods to add to your Parent’s Diet

If your parent has been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, they are not alone. The statistics are truly staggering. In 2012, according to the American Diabetes Association, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes and diabetes was found in 25.9 percent of seniors age 65 and older. The good news is that in many cases diabetes can be controlled through diet and … [Read more...]

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