Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Hearing that your senior loved one has Alzheimer’s disease may be something that you dread as a family caregiver, but ignoring the possibility or not understanding the potential can be extremely risky. As with other health conditions and challenges, early detection of Alzheimer’s disease is critical to getting your parent an accurate diagnosis and ensuring that they get on the course of care and … [Read more...]

Is It Time for your Elder Loved One to Stop Driving?

Everyone ages differently, so there is no set age when your mom should stop driving. Instead, determining when it’s time for mom to give up the keys requires you to be attentive for signs that she may be putting herself or others at risk when she is behind the wheel. Sometimes elders do not want to give up driving and may ignore the signs themselves, so it falls on caregivers to make the … [Read more...]

Is Your Elderly Loved One Fighting with You about Everything?

You think you're having a normal day with your elderly loved one, but then you realize that no matter what you've said, she's had something unpleasant to say in return. Having those types of unfriendly conversations and even fights with your elderly loved one isn't fun and doesn't provide a conducive environment for caregiving. Pain Can Make Your Elderly Loved One React with Anger Pain, … [Read more...]

What are Healthy Food Choices for People with Diabetes?

When someone is diagnosed with diabetes, they may worry about everything they put into their mouths. Is what they are eating healthy? Should they eat more of one thing? Less of another? Planning meals and snacks for someone with diabetes can be a daunting task if you aren’t sure what constitutes a healthy diet for a diabetic patient. Knowing which foods are best for diabetics and which should be … [Read more...]

Is Your Aging Parent at Increased Risk of Suffering Bladder Cancer?

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed among men throughout the United States each year, with nearly 60,500 men being diagnosed with this type of cancer each year. Though it is less common among women, more than 18,500 women are diagnosed with this type of cancer in the United States each year. May 6 is Bladder Cancer Awareness Day, the ideal opportunity for you as a family … [Read more...]

Tips on Caring for a Stroke Survivor

Stroke is a preventable disease but what if your aging loved one already had experienced a stroke and is recovering from it? Here are some things you should know so you can be better prepared. Gain as much knowledge as you can from trusted and reputable sources such as books and online articles that provide information about the disease as well as support groups and health care advisors. … [Read more...]

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...]

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