Parkinson’s can be a very complicated disease to diagnose, with signs and symptoms that mimic those of other health conditions commonly found in the elderly. If you are currently caring for an aging in place loved one, here’s what to look for.
Helping a senior loved one recover after a heart attack and keep their heart healthier going forward should go more smoothly when taking these steps.
UTIs are not only uncomfortable, left untreated they can cause kidney failure and bloodstream infections. Because of those potential risks, if you’re currently caring for an aging in place loved one, learning how to recognize and prevent UTIs in seniors is important. What follows are some UTI-prevention habits that every senior should practice.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly six million Americans aged 65-and-older have diabetes, with another 23 million seniors classified as being prediabetic. Unfortunately, many seniors with diabetes don’t even realize they have it. But left untreated, diabetes can cause serious health problems affecting the kidneys, heart, brain, eyes and feet.
Millions of Americans live with urinary incontinence, an oftentimes embarrassing condition that causes their bodies to accidentally leak urine. Sometimes aging in place seniors with poor bladder control become less active and even socially isolated, which can place their health and well-being at risk. If you’re currently looking after a senior with incontinence, helping them enjoy a higher quality of life is possible when using these tips.
Your elderly mother was recently diagnosed with dementia, and you can see the disease changing her with each passing month. Because mom still lives on her own, you’d like to start planning some care for her in the event she becomes incapacitated.
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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 ADLs. But what exactly are ADLs? Every field has its jargon, and the long-term care industry is no exception. In the business of providing care, the phrase “activities of daily living” [...]
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 stress and finds peace with her father’s dementia through the holidays. Finding Triumph in Tragedy: Christmas with Alzheimer’s Colleen Carrol Campbell is an author, broadcast journalist and a former presidential speechwriter. [...]
Creative Caregivers would like to share this valuable information with you as provided by A Place for Mom. It provides fantastic tips for the holiday season when dealing with your older relatives who may have difficulty with the activity and stress of the season. Over the holidays, we’re likely to see our aging parents and relatives and learn more about their daily habits. If they are beginning to get lonely or are having trouble living independently, the holidays can quickly become a difficult and stressful time. However, if we approach this time with a positive and proactive attitude, we can make our [...]