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Elder Care: Relocation Stress Syndrome

Moving can be one of the most stressful times in a person's life. Moving can be physically and mentally challenging because of the relocation of all of your personal belongings as well as all of the decisions that need to be made during the moving process. However, it can also be emotionally challenging because moving often brings a sense of loss and trepidation. When we leave our comfortable environment we lose community connections as well, such as close neighbors and local friends. As humans, the community is everything and when...

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Tips on How to Handle Family Disputes Over Eldercare

Family disputes over the care of their elderly loved ones can be common and unavoidable. However, honest communication and some healthy boundaries can help mitigate ongoing resentment and build an appropriate support system. Siblings or adult caregivers can disagree when it comes to how to appropriately care for their elderly loved ones and the following are common challenges you may come across when building a care plan. Caregiving needs can seem subjective when discussing with many different people. Depending on how much time is spent with the elder, there may...

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Tips for Dining Out with an Elderly Loved One with Dementia

Dining out with your loved ones with dementia can be a joyous occasion that builds precious memories. However, it is important to be sensitive to the needs of those with dementia, as unfamiliar public restaurants may be challenging for them to navigate. Environment People with dementia are more sensitive to the sights, sounds and smells of their environment.  When choosing a restaurant, you should consider one that will not be overly busy, smelly, or loud.  A restaurant that is a sensory overload may cause agitation and anxiety which can lead...

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Tips On How to Engage Your Elderly Loved One in Social Activities

Socialization and community connection is a key aspect of a long and happy life. Elders who have thriving social lives usually display increased cognitive ability, better mental health and tend to be more physically fit due to their active lifestyle. Less social seniors find they experience the opposite of those benefits. Unfortunately, as we continue into the Covid-19 pandemic, we are seeing an increase in seniors who are becoming more withdrawn and less socially active. This can be a concern, especially due to the beneficial aspect a thriving social life...

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Ways to Help Your Elderly Loved One Manage Balance Issues

Balance issues can be dangerous as they pose a significant risk for falls. Several conditions may cause balance issues from cognitive disabilities to damaged joints and other injuries. Caregivers should take active steps to address any movement concerns as soon as possible to minimize the risk of injury. Here are some concerns to address to keep your loved one safe. Keep Terrain Accessible If your loved one is exhibiting signs of movement issues due to age or physical deterioration, the first step is to ensure their environment is safe and...

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Tips on How to Talk to Your Ageing Parents About Their Finances

When it comes to the discussion of finance, takes a gentle touch and a respectful tone to facilitate a conversation. You can never have enough sensitivity when it comes to discussing the future of your ageing parent's finances. The tact necessary for this discussion will stem from a supportive stance. It may be difficult to know when to initiate the conversation, however, it may be better to start the discussion earlier rather than later to set a foundation of trust before it becomes necessary. The following is a step-by-step guide...

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Alzheimer’s Care: When Your Spouse Falls in Love with Someone Else

Alzheimer’s disease affects people and their families in ways that are unique and complex to them. The brain of a person with Alzheimer’s disease deteriorates in ways that create changes to their personality and their relationships which can be very emotional for their loved ones. These personality changes can be difficult to process and can often lead to loved ones experiencing the grieving process long before the person with Alzheimer’s actually passes. They must also redefine and care for a person who may no longer recognize them and behave increasingly...

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Tips for New Family Caregivers

Many people may find themselves suddenly thrust into the world of caregiving. If someone in your family suddenly has an illness or a surgery that takes them off of their feet, it may become your responsibility to take care of them. Caregiving may also be thrust upon you overtime. Many people become gradual caregivers as their elderly loved ones become older and less able to take care of themselves. If either of these situations sounds familiar, then here are a few tips for you to help your first few months...

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Tips on How to Buy the Right Adult Diaper

Many people may find themselves checking the adult diaper section of the drug store as they get older. Whether they are buying them for themselves, or making a trip for an elderly loved one, buying adult diapers can be confusing. Incontinence problems can happen to anyone of any age. However, incontinence is more common among the elderly population. If you are suddenly faced with the need of buying a bag of adult diapers for yourself or your elderly loved one, then you may need to do a bit of research...

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Tips for Coping with Some of the Most Common Side Effects of Dialysis

Dialysis is a type of medical procedure that many elderly people must undergo. Patients with kidney disease or any type of kidney failure must undergo dialysis on a routine basis in order to filter their blood and keep them healthy. Your kidneys are bean shaped organs located in your mid to lower back. They are vital organs in filtering toxins and wastes products out of your blood. The waste products are then removed from your body through urine so that your blood can stay clean and healthy. For people with...

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