When a Senior Loved One Has Dementia, How Do You Manage the Holidays?

Watching the holiday season through the lens of Alzheimer’s disease can seem to be anything but merry and bright. Family may be weighed down with caregiving responsibilities, and the disruption to routine may bring about more distress for a senior dealing with the effects of dementia. Nevertheless, with a little creativity and adjustment of expectations, […]

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Prevent Caregiver Burnout by Staying Social

Let’s be genuine: providing care for a senior can become tiring, overwhelming, isolating and lead one on a path to caregiver burnout. When caregiving requirements advance, particularly when a long-term disease like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease is at play, family care providers might feel that they’re in over their heads, and getting through the most […]

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The Stress of Taking Care of Aging Parents: Don’t Let It Come Between You and Your Siblings

Although we’d prefer to turn a blind eye to it, family friction is common in some form for most people, especially when it comes to taking care of aging parents. When stress levels are increased, it’s normal to seek a target to serve as an outlet for some of those emotions; and sadly, that target […]

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Medicare Now Covers Treadmill Therapy for Vascular Disease

Here’s some good news for anyone with vascular disease, a debilitating condition which can occur from cigarette smoking or diabetes and can increase a person’s risk of developing a heart attack or stroke, and sometimes resulting in limb amputation. Medicare is now going to cover the cost of treadmill therapy once recommended and monitored by […]

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Can You Train Your Brain with Online Memory Games?

The online world supplies us with instantaneous answers to any question it is possible to imagine, educational opportunities beyond what we might have thought of a generation back, socialization enhancement, and so much more. One of the most fascinating online developments for those of us in the senior care profession has been brain training programs […]

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The Dementia Care Scare: When Those with Alzheimer’s Break the Law

It is astounding – a kind, sometimes bewildered grandpa with Alzheimer’s disease being handcuffed and placed under arrest. But nevertheless, that very scene is happening at an alarming rate among seniors, over 100,000 of them, according to the latest statistics – an increase of nearly 30% in the past decade. This dramatic increase in arrests […]

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