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What if I Suspect My Aging Mother Has Dementia?

October 21st, 2019|

Your elderly mother is having trouble performing simple tasks, and she’s locked herself out of the house several times. The other day mom went to the bank and couldn’t remember how to get back home. Mom’s forgetfulness has now reached the point you suspect she has dementia. What should you do?

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The Positive Impact of Social Media on Seniors

If you’re serving as a caregiver for a homebound senior, showing them how to more effectively use social media is one way to ensure a higher quality-of-life. In fact, sociologists have studied the positive impact of social media on seniors, and here’s what they found.

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: Quality of Life|Tags: , , , , , |

Coping When a Loved One Has Hearing Loss

If you’re currently caring for an aging in place elderly loved one with a hearing impairment, keeping the lines of communication open so you can provide them with the daily assistance they need can be quite challenging. Fortunately, there are several proven ways to do so, starting with these.

Activities of Daily Living: Why This Measure Matters

Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders  When it becomes obvious to us that a loved one can’t get through a day without assistance, the logical next step is to begin looking into resources that can provide the added support they need. One of the first things a long-term care insurance company, home care company, adult day care center or assisted living facility will ask about is the person’s ability to perform [...]

Coping with Elders Who Won’t Accept In-Home Caregivers

Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders  Hiring in-home care for my neighbor, Joe, was quite an ordeal. The company we chose and their caregivers were great, but the quality of care wasn't the issue. The problem was that Joe resented anyone but me helping him. He locked one caregiver out of his home, let another in but was rude to her, and thoroughly enjoyed one young man, but only because they [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Caring for the Caregivers: Christmas with Alzheimer’s

The holidays are supposed to be a joyful time, full of celebration with family. But for caregivers and the millions of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, the holidays can be nothing short of overwhelming. The holiday season brings additional financial strain, a disruption in routine and many more unforeseen commitments that can contribute to caregiver stress. Read how one daughter sees through the holiday [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Home Care, Senior Issues|