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By AH Frederick, 9:00 am on March 20, 2024

When an aging family member is diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you want to do everything in your power to ensure his or her safety, health, happiness, and quality of life. Fortunately, there are many resources, ranging from online support groups to in-home care, to help you and your loved one in this new stage of life.  …

By AH Frederick, 9:00 am on March 18, 2024

As men and women grow older, the importance of following up with medical professionals after being discharged from the hospital or receiving treatment cannot be overlooked. If you have an aging loved one who has a number of follow-up appointments in the upcoming weeks or months, the following are just a few of the reasons …

By AH Frederick, 9:00 am on March 8, 2024

The costs of caring for an aging loved one in your home may not be as transparent as you initially believe. Although these arrangements are often made with the best of intentions, failing to consider the full range of demands family caregivers experience can be detrimental. Understanding what it means to assume total responsibility for …

By AH Frederick, 9:00 am on March 6, 2024

More than 36 million older adults experience some degree of hearing loss. In fact, it’s one of the most common conditions affecting seniors. If you provide home care for an aging loved one and his or her doctor has recommended a hearing aid, learn about the different types available so you can help your loved …

By AH Frederick, 9:00 am on March 4, 2024

Not being able or willing to eat is common among seniors with Alzheimer’s. For instance, some seniors may not get vital vitamins and nutrients because sensory or motor issues impede their ability to eat independently. A senior might also be experiencing a lack of appetite as the result of medications or changes resulting from the …

By AH Frederick, 9:00 am on February 27, 2024

Studies from around the world are now showing sleep disorders can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s. This includes daytime sleepiness, general grogginess, insomnia, and poor sleep quality. Here’s a quick look at how these various issues are connected and some steps seniors can take to enhance their sleep habits. The Brain while Sleeping Some people …

By AH Frederick, 9:00 am on February 26, 2024

Dementia affects more than memory. The condition can also impact behavior. Family caregivers should prepare for behavioral problems such as angry outbursts or physical displays of aggression. Below are some tips your family can use to handle a combative senior loved one with dementia.   1. Speak Calmly If you’re irrational when your loved one …

By AH Frederick, 9:00 am on February 23, 2024

Respite care provides family caregivers with temporary relief on a short-term basis and ensures their senior loved ones continue to receive high-quality care. With the in-home respite care option, your elderly parent can remain in the comfort of home instead of getting this type of assistance in an assisted living facility. Below are some crucial …