Monthly Archives: October 2013

Lifting and Transferring: Tips for Family Caregivers

Seniors with limited mobility will often require assistance from their family caregivers in order to move from one area to another, such as from their bed to a wheelchair or from their wheelchair to their bed. It is very important … Continue reading

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Caring For an Elderly Loved One at the End Stage of Life

Caring for an elderly loved one at the end stage of their life can be a very challenging and emotional task for many family caregivers so it is important to know what to expect before taking on the task. In … Continue reading

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Common Health Risks of the Bedridden Patient

Being bedridden can be very difficult for many patients to adjust to and it can also cause other health problems as well. It is important for family caregivers to know what to expect so that they can manage or avoid … Continue reading

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Common Myths and Misconceptions about Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease that can be life-threatening if it is not properly managed. Being able to know what is true and what is a myth is important when it comes to diabetes because proper treatment begins with proper … Continue reading

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Frugal Living Tips for Seniors

Many people choose to live a frugal lifestyle, but frugal living can be especially important for seniors as many seniors live on a fixed income. Following simple tips can help seniors live a more frugal lifestyle while still living comfortably. … Continue reading

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Recommended Books for Sibling Caregivers

Caring for aging parents can be a challenging task. With that said, having siblings to help can sometimes make the job easier. Having siblings around to help can take some getting used to though, especially if siblings have different ideas … Continue reading

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Common Myths about Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects people worldwide and because of that many common myths have developed about Alzheimer’s disease that are not true. Family caregivers should make sure that they know what is true and what is not so that they know … Continue reading

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The Differences between Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and some studies suggest that lewy body dementia is the second most common form while others suggest that it is actually the third most common. It is important to note that … Continue reading

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Tips for Choosing the Right Wheelchair for Your Elderly Loved One

Choosing the right wheelchair for your elderly loved one is important as you want to be sure that they are comfortable and safe at all times. There are several different types of wheelchairs available, therefore family caregivers should know their … Continue reading

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