Tips for Managing Dementia and Incontinence

Tips for Managing Dementia and Incontinence
Incontinence is a common issue that affects those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia care requires both compassion and creativity to manage a variety of complicated behaviors and effects, and that’s especially true when it comes to dementia and incontinence, something that is extremely common in Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. These tried-and-true strategies can be effective in minimizing the impact of incontinence and preventing an escalation of emotions in someone you love with dementia. Continue reading

6 Tips for Male Mesothelioma Patients

6 Tips for Male Mesothelioma Patients
Learn important health tips for men who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma occurs in men 4 times more often than women. Researchers believe men develop mesothelioma more often because occupational asbestos exposure typically happens in male-dominated industries.  6 Health Tips for Men with Mesothelioma  The Centers for Disease Control… Continue reading

5 Tough (But Normal) Caregiver Emotions – and How to Manage Them

5 Tough (But Normal) Caregiver Emotions – and How to Manage Them
Family caregivers experience a wide range of emotions while caring for aging parents. If you’re feeling a bit discouraged in your role as caregiver, take heart; you’re in good company. Providing care for a loved one is perhaps one of the most complex roles we can hold: highly rewarding on one hand, while simultaneously frustrating and ever-evolving, often leading to caregiver emotions and feelings of doubt about whether we’re up to the challenge and providing the best possible care. Continue reading

A New Cancer Treatment for All Types of Cancer Could Be Coming

A New Cancer Treatment for All Types of Cancer Could Be Coming
New cancer research may lead to new treatment options for all types of cancer. We already know how incredible our body’s immune system is in attacking invading bacteria and viruses and restoring us to health following an illness, but the latest findings from a study by Cardiff University are poised to bring a new and unexpected development with a new cancer treatment: stopping cancer in its tracks. Continue reading

Caring for Parents with Dementia – 5 Steps to a Calmer Environment

Caring for Parents with Dementia – 5 Steps to a Calmer Environment
Making home as comfortable as possible is key when caring for those with dementia. Agitation is among the more challenging effects of Alzheimer’s disease, and may be extremely hard for family members to handle. The important thing is in taking steps to tackle agitation before it’s felt and conveyed by the older adult,… Continue reading

Dementia and Vision Problems – How Dementia Affects Eyesight

Dementia and Vision Problems – How Dementia Affects Eyesight
Seniors with dementia often experience various kinds of vision problems. The complicated steps necessary to enable us to see are mind-boggling. Within the blink of an eye, our brains are able to take transmitted details of the environment all around us, translate that information based on input from other senses, memories, and thoughts, and then… Continue reading

Caregiver Support – Keys to a Successful Family Meeting

Caregiver Support – Keys to a Successful Family Meeting
Families need to work together to provide the best care for senior loved ones. “It takes a village” was never a truer statement than when caring for a senior loved one. It’s important for that “village” to maintain effective, ongoing communication so that everyone involved with care is on the same page for how to… Continue reading

The Importance of Hydration in the Elderly and How to Help Maintain Optimum Fluid Intake

The Importance of Hydration in the Elderly and How to Help Maintain Optimum Fluid Intake
Lack of hydration in the elderly can lead to severe health issues. Did you realize…approximately 50% of all older adults are chronically under-hydrated, as reported by a new scientific study conducted at UCLA? Not only that, but seniors over age 65 account for the highest category of hospital admissions due to dehydration. … Continue reading

Laughter May Truly Be the Best Medicine When Caring for Someone With Dementia

Laughter May Truly Be the Best Medicine When Caring for Someone With Dementia
Laughter can be good medicine when caring for someone with dementia. Caring for someone with dementia is certainly not something to laugh about. Nonetheless, research is increasingly pointing towards the benefits associated with humor, and adding it into dementia care may be just what the doctor ordered to enhance quality of life… Continue reading

Tips for Family Caregivers to Help Manage Elderly Health Issues

Tips for Family Caregivers to Help Manage Elderly Health Issues
Managing elderly health issues is a big responsibility for family caregivers. Of all of the many responsibilities a family caregiver encounters, potentially one of the most overwhelming is managing elderly health issues. The National Council on Aging reports that about three–quarters of all seniors are identified as having at least two chronic… Continue reading

Researchers Are Giving Another Look to Aducanumab Alzheimer Drug

Researchers Are Giving Another Look to Aducanumab Alzheimer Drug
For more details about Alzheimer’s treatment options and research, reach out to Midnight Sun Home Care. After 16 very long years without any truly viable Alzheimer’s treatment options, there’s some optimism on the horizon, in a stunning reversal on the previously-rejected antibody therapy, aducanumab Alzheimer drug. The most recent research uncovers that… Continue reading

The Best New Year’s Resolutions for Those Taking Care of Family Members at Home

The Best New Year’s Resolutions for Those Taking Care of Family Members at Home
Midnight Sun Home Care allows those taking care of family members at home to have time for self-care. If you are one of the 8% of Americans who actually stick with their New Year’s resolution goals, congratulations! However, if you’re like most of us, you quit well before even turning the calendar page… Continue reading

Five Tips For Taking Over Elderly Parent’s Finances

Five Tips For Taking Over Elderly Parent’s Finances
Learn how to sensitively introduce the idea of financial management assistance for senior parents One of the most delicate issues to navigate in senior care is taking over elderly parent’s finances. Personal finances are both exceedingly personal and a representation of our self-sufficiency, and adult children specifically may be met… Continue reading

5 Ways a Geriatric Care Manager Can Change a Senior’s Life

5 Ways a Geriatric Care Manager Can Change a Senior’s Life
A geriatric care manager can greatly improve quality of life for seniors. Family care providers recognize that navigating the process of locating appropriate care resources for a senior can feel like trying to cross the ocean in a rowboat – blindfolded, and blindsided by the buffeting waves and winds. The chances of arriving safely to… Continue reading

The Key to Unlocking Communication Difficulties in Dementia: Nonverbal Communication

The Key to Unlocking Communication Difficulties in Dementia: Nonverbal Communication
Nonverbal communication is invaluable in connecting with those with dementia. Talking with a senior trying to cope with all the struggles of Alzheimer’s, especially in the middle and later stages, could very well be discouraging – both for you and for the senior loved one. Brain changes impede the ability to listen, process, and respond… Continue reading
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