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By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on April 9, 2021
Anger is a perplexing emotion for family caregivers to decipher when their senior loved ones lash out. Your loved one may suddenly begin to exhibit anger when you thought everything was fine, or he or she may tend to be in a foul mood at a specific time of day….
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on March 26, 2021
The memory changes that occur with Alzheimer’s can eventually lead to the point where your senior loved one no longer recognizes you. Once you’ve ruled out other health conditions (such as vision loss) that can cause similar symptoms, your next step is to find ways to manage the issue. Realizing…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on March 19, 2021
As humans age, they often experience minor cognitive decline that differs from the symptoms of dementia. When cognitive problems are more than a minor issue but aren’t yet serious enough to warrant a dementia diagnosis, medical professionals often term the condition mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Learning more about the condition…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on March 12, 2021
Indecision is a common challenge family caregivers encounter. When it comes to your senior loved one’s wellbeing, you might feel like every decision weighs heavily on your mind. At some point, most caregivers must eventually make difficult decisions about their loved ones’ finances, places of residence, and health care. Using…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on March 5, 2021
Living with dementia doesn’t prevent your senior parent from interacting with other people. Your loved one can continue to enjoy social activities that bring him or her joy and boost his or her cognitive health. Below are some ways socialization can slow the progression of dementia. Keeps the Brain Active…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on February 26, 2021
Seniors today don’t have to accept that they’ll experience sharp decreases in their health. With medical advances and easy access to information about senior health, older adults can look forward to enjoying their golden years with a greater sense of vitality. Staying healthy does require some effort, and older adults…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on February 19, 2021
Many families rely on respite home care to make their caregiving duties easier to manage. Hiring professional respite care reduces the amount of stress family caregivers experience, which could prevent caregiver burnout. Here are some of the benefits respite care offers family caregivers.  1. Provides Guidance Many caregivers assume their…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on February 12, 2021
Strokes, or cerebral vascular accidents, involve an abnormal disruption in blood flow somewhere in the brain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that each year, nearly 800,000 people in the United States experience strokes. Approximately 185,000 individuals experience more than one stroke. Strokes are further identified by the…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on February 5, 2021
Once your elderly loved one leaves the hospital, the recovery process truly begins. To provide high-quality care and prevent readmission, you must understand your loved one’s condition and receive as many tips from medical providers as possible. Below you’ll find important information about hospital discharge and readmission. 1. Discharge Planners…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on January 29, 2021
A senior who is 65 today could live for another three decades or more. When you think about how long a person spends in his or her golden years, it’s worth focusing on making sure every older adult has the highest quality of life possible. Seniors who feel valued are…