Seniors who have dementia may at some point need to be in a Memory Care facility but often they can spend years aging in place at home with elderly care support. Being in a familiar environment where they have lived for years, sometimes even decades, can be comforting to someone with dementia. It can also…

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Rainy days in the summer are necessary, but they can also make you feel trapped. If your parents are fighting boredom because they can’t go outside, it’s time to find ways to keep them busy when they’re stuck inside. Here are four activities to keep them happy when they can’t go outside. Bake Cookies Baking…

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Safety is and should remain one of the top priorities for people supporting aging parents and other loved ones. As people get older and begin having trouble with their balance, strength, memory, or other issues, safety becomes compromised. There are things you can do to improve safety, though. Talking about the benefits of home care…

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Some elderly people suffer from insomnia. If your elderly loved one is having this issue, it is important to address it as soon as possible. The longer someone goes with low quality or no sleep, the more health issues they might have because of it. You and caregivers can help your elderly loved one to…

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Around 28% of adults aged 65 or older fall at least once a year. Of those, about 10 percent were injured. Head injuries and broken bones are the most common injuries after a fall. Bathrooms are one of the areas where a fall is more common. Around 29 percent of all falls inside a home…

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Few family caregivers receive pay for the things they do to help their parents. If their parents qualify for Medicaid and family caregivers are offered payment, it’s rarely a living wage. When those family caregivers have not reached the age to retire, it’s incredibly stressful to try to bring in an income while also caring…

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When your parents were younger, you probably never imagined that they would some day require your help, just to keep going. But perhaps that day has come. The number of people over 65 is increasingly rapidly as modern medicine figures out more and more ways to cheat death. Your mother or father may fall into…

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Bracing yourself to talk to your senior about how she wants her later years to be is common for family caregivers. It’s vital to go ahead and have the talk, even if you don’t feel completely prepared at first. You’ll have more chances to work out details. It’s not about Having the Whole Plan Right…

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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive and chronic movement disorder. Studies show that this disease affects about 2% of people who are 65 and older. It mostly affects the part of the brain that manages motor movements. This is why people with Parkinson’s disease have slower movements, tremors, balance issues, and trouble walking. Even though there…

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F.A.S.T. is an acronym to help you to remember what to look for if you suspect your senior is having a stroke. The acronym breaks down to Face, Arm, Speech, and Time to call for help. These different areas point to different parts of your senior’s brain that can be affected by a stroke. Here’s what…

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