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By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on September 21, 2020

Hearing loss can be challenging to manage on its own, and studies have revealed hearing loss may be directly linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Families providing care for their elderly loved ones need to be aware of the connections between these two conditions so they can take the…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on September 14, 2020

Surgical operations are often necessary to treat accidents, injuries, and various diseases. Before having surgical procedures, seniors should know what to expect and develop adequate pre- and post-operation care plans to boost their safety and increase the odds of successful recovery. Below are some tips to follow when helping your…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on September 7, 2020

Scientists have identified several environmental factors that can scare, irritate, and upset seniors with dementia. While there’s no cure for this debilitating condition, experts recommend carefully controlling the following environmental factors to help your senior loved one with dementia feel more peaceful. 1. Lights Many older adults who have dementia…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on August 25, 2020

Part of being a family caregiver is learning to expect the unexpected. There are all sorts of potential emergencies, ranging from natural disasters to medical problems, you and your senior loved one may encounter. Being prepared for these emergencies can help things go as smoothly as possible. Here are some…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on August 17, 2020

Older adults often have strong views regarding the prospect of receiving professional in-home care. While you can’t help but admire your parent’s perseverance in the face of challenges, you also need to make the right decisions for his or her wellbeing. When your loved one resists care, use the following…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on August 10, 2020

It’s understandable to be occasionally stressed or fatigued by caregiver-related duties. However, what’s not normal is being so physically and emotionally overwhelmed that your ability to function well is affected. If you have concerns about reaching this point, it can help to know what risk factors to look out for….

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on August 3, 2020

Some older adults only need a helping hand now and then while still remaining largely independent. Other times, however, an aging loved one needs a higher level of care to stay safe, healthy, and comfortable. The determination of just how to approach care should involve an honest, open discussion with…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on July 27, 2020

If you provide regular care for your senior parent, you may also drive or accompany your mom or dad to regular medical appointments. It’s also important to make sure you’re kept informed when it comes to your parent’s current health needs so you’ll know what to look out for and…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on July 20, 2020

There are several reasons seniors may neglect personal care. For instance, illness and disability can make it difficult to bathe or wash hair, or the fear of falling in a bathtub or shower may be a reason to skip bathing. Also, seniors who rarely leave home may see no reason…

By Marius Butas, 9:00 am on July 13, 2020

Caregiver stress syndrome describes a condition involving emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion. Caregivers who neglect their personal health have a high risk of developing the problem. Caregiver burnout also has a negative effect on the senior loved ones family members are caring for. Caregivers can become inattentive, easily angered, or…