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Maintaining-Dignity-with-Dementia
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Maintaining Dignity for Someone with Dementia

When you’re the caregiver for a loved one with dementia, you face challenges far beyond the day-to-day reality of providing physical care. Your loved one relies on you for so much support that it can be easy to think of him or her as a child as you step into a protective, parental role. It’s […]
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Winter Activities with Alzheimer’s Patients

For someone with Alzheimer’s, keeping the mind active is important. Continuing to participate in activities they’ve enjoyed in the past can help people with Alzheimer’s by stirring up memories, fostering emotional connections, making them feel more engaged, encouraging self-expression, and even reducing the anxiety and irritability that often goes along with Alzheimer’s. Which activities are […]
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  • Dec
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caregiver preparedness
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7 Things to Keep in Your Caregiving Closet

If you’re responsible for the care of an elderly person, you know that it’s important to be organized and prepared, always expecting the unexpected. It’s also important to have on hand the things you may need because it’s not always easy to get to a store on short notice. Here’s a helpful list, so that […]
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  • Nov
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Become a caregiver
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How to Become a Caregiver for a Parent

As time goes by, familial roles often reverse, and adult children find themselves caring for the parents who used to be the caregivers. Sometimes this transition is difficult, especially if you find yourself in the position of trying to raise a family while caring for an elderly parent. There are no set guidelines for how […]
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  • Nov
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Alzheimer's Disease
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Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s

Often, people use the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s interchangeably, but they’re not the same thing. The confusion is understandable because they’re closely related, but if you’re beginning to face dementia in an elderly parent, it’s important to understand the difference. The easiest way to look at the two terms is by understanding that dementia is […]
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  • Oct
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Winter nutrition for seniors
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5 Winter Nutrition Suggestions for Seniors

It’s always important for seniors to maintain a healthy diet, but in the winter it’s even more crucial. Cold and flu season is hard on everyone, but older people are much more vulnerable to life-threatening illness. Good nutrition helps boost the immune system, which makes a person less likely to become ill, and more likely […]
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Fall Prevention for Seniors
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Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

For older Americans, falls are a serious safety matter. Falls are the #1 cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for the elderly. Each year, one in four Americans over the age of 65 experiences a fall. Those falls account for 2.8 million injuries, 800,000 hospitalizations, and more than 25,000 deaths every year. For all […]