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Senior Sleeping Issues: Tips to Help Mom Sleep

As your loved one ages, many things they used to do effortlessly become much harder. One of those things is sleep. Whether your loved one has dementia, Parkinson’s, or is simply approaching old age, senior sleeping issues are going to come up. There’s a lot you can do, though, to help them out. Here are…

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Caregiver Guilt: 5 Common Myths You Should Never Believe

No caregiver should ever feel that their best is never good enough. If you’re a caregiver, you might be reading that and thinking, Oh, sure. Right. Tell that to (your relative here). And it’s totally normal to be thinking that, because caregiver guilt is real. It’s also unnecessary. And downright harmful. But caregivers do feel it, largely…

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Repeating Questions: 5 Ways to Respond to a Loved One With Alzheimer’s

When a loved one with Alzheimer’s begins repeating questions, it can be really hard to know how to respond. Do you remind them that they already heard the answer? Should you change the subject? If the answer to the question is a painful one, should you answer honestly or not? If you’re a caregiver, close…

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Adaptive Clothing for Seniors: Who Really Needs It?

These days, it seems that every other day there’s a new “inclusive” product someone’s trying to get you to buy. So when brands start on about fashion inclusivity for older adults, it can almost sound like Nabisco’s latest marketing ploy. But it isn’t. Adaptive clothing for seniors is the real deal. What does adaptive clothing…

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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehabilitation for Seniors – How to Choose

Have you ever had an older loved one who was hospitalized for surgery, illness or an injury? If the answer is yes, then you’ve probably heard doctors talk about inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for seniors. But what’s the difference, and which one should you choose? Why rehab? Before we get to the different options for…

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Including Loved Ones with Dementia in Family Events

June is here and that means weddings, graduations, commencements and a host of other happy events. If you have loved ones with dementia, though, the excitement can be mixed with a lot of apprehension. How can we successfully include them in all the excitement? Unfortunately, there are no easy answers. Alzheimer’s and dementia present differently…

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Lifestyle Changes for Chronic Venous Inefficiency

Is your loved one experiencing: swollen, itchy or cramped legs or ankles varicose veins blood clots open sores thick/hard skin on the legs or ankles If they are, they might be suffering from chronic venous inefficiency. What is chronic venous inefficiency? The purpose of the veins is to bring deoxygenated blood to the heart. The…

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Occupational Therapy for Dementia: Can It Help?

When most people think of occupational therapy (OT), they usually associate it with either children or stroke survivors. In recent years, though, occupational therapy for dementia patients has been gaining a lot of traction. And with good reason. Occupational therapists can make a huge difference in the quality of life for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s…

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Stroke Recovery: What Caregivers Should Expect

When a loved one suffers a stroke, the entire family’s world turns upside down. Suddenly the mother, father, sister, brother or spouse who gave so much is now the one in need of care. And the biggest question everyone has is: Will they recover? How much? How long will it take? Will they need to…

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Why Assisted Living Is the Right Choice

Most of us, if given the choice, would rather stay in our own homes, surrounded by everything familiar, all the way until the end of our lives. The reality, though, is that most Americans will end up needed some kind of long-term care or assistance. For many of them, assisted living is the best solution.…

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