Caregiver Tips

A collection of post to provide valuable information to caregivers and provide tips that will help in day to day care.

Caring for Aging Parents SOS: Family Therapy for Caregivers

Caring for Aging Parents SOS: Family Therapy for Caregivers
Family therapy sessions can help adult children work through differences when caring for aging parents. There are specific milestones we might encounter in our lives that, while not automatically negative, are known stressors. Losing a job. Starting a brand new job. Getting divorced. Getting married. And one that we in the home care industry are… Continue reading

Caring for Aging Parents: Assessing Mental Health from a Distance

Caring for Aging Parents: Assessing Mental Health from a Distance
Caring for an aging parent from a distance includes assessing their mental health. The isolation and fear due to COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the wellbeing of older adults, with nearly half of seniors surveyed in a Kaiser Family Foundation poll stating that their degree of stress and worry was negatively impacting their own health.… Continue reading

Shadowing in Dementia Patients: How to Help Overcome the Fear of Being Alone

Shadowing in Dementia Patients: How to Help Overcome the Fear of Being Alone
Better manage shadowing in dementia patients with the help of our expert care services in Anchorage. Primary caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s disease in many cases are all too acquainted with the difficulty experienced in trying to take a quiet moment or two alone – to use the restroom, get a brief shower, and even… Continue reading

Expired Prescriptions? Here’s How to Dispose of Medication Safely

Expired Prescriptions? Here’s How to Dispose of Medication Safely
Proper and safe medication disposal is important. With many aging parents taking multiple prescriptions, and with physicians adding and changing medications and dosages to discover ideal solutions, it is crucial to know how to dispose of medication safely once it is expired or no longer needed. There are several medication disposal options: Check labels. The… Continue reading

Overcoming Challenging Behaviors: Refusal to Change Clothes and Dementia

Overcoming Challenging Behaviors: Refusal to Change Clothes and Dementia
Learn tips to help manage challenging dementia behaviors. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia requires empathy, creativity, and patience, being able to step away from your own reasoning and logic and understand why a certain behavior is happening, and then to understand exactly how to successfully manage it. Refusal to… Continue reading

Simple Solutions for Managing Disinhibited Behaviors Common with Alzheimer’s

Simple Solutions for Managing Disinhibited Behaviors Common with Alzheimer’s
Some behaviors common among those with Alzheimer’s can be difficult to manage; but support is available for seniors and their families. Disbelief. Shame. Awkwardness. Discomfort. Each one of these feelings can cycle through a family caregiver’s mind when a senior with dementia showcases disinhibited behaviors, such as: Rude or tactless comments Inappropriate sexual remarks… Continue reading

Providing Alzheimer’s Care During COVID-19

Providing Alzheimer’s Care During COVID-19
Midnight Sun in Anchorage is here to help provide additional resources for Alzheimer’s care during COVID-19. Confusion. Isolation. Loneliness. These feelings are becoming common for a number of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, however when you factor in the element of Alzheimer’s, the challenges and frustrations are increased to an entirely new level. Consider, for… Continue reading

How to Help Manage Rummaging Behaviors in Dementia

Rummaging behaviors in dementia are not uncommon and can be managed. Searching through boxes, cabinets, and closets, taking out assorted items from drawers, and searching repetitively through many different items can be frustrating for the people providing care for a senior with dementia, but in reality these actions are fulfilling an objective. Rummaging behaviors… Continue reading
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