Caregiver Tips

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

Six Dysphagia Home Care Tips

Six Dysphagia Home Care Tips
Midnight Sun Home Care, provider of Palmer home health services and care in nearby areas, provides dysphagia home care tips. There’s nothing better than a tall, cold drink on a hot summer day, but for a senior with dysphagia, this simple pleasure can be dangerous. Dysphagia – or trouble with swallowing – impacts millions of… Continue reading

Startling New Medication-Related Fall Risks for Seniors: Are You at Risk?

Startling New Medication-Related Fall Risks for Seniors: Are You at Risk?
Midnight Sun in Anchorage discusses medication-related fall risks for seniors and ways to mitigate them. We’ve known for a while that there are certain medications that enhance the danger of falls for seniors. Twenty years ago, slightly over 50% of elderly people were impacted by that risk; presently, that number has risen dramatically to a… Continue reading

When Lucidity Returns in the End Stages of Dementia and What It’s Teaching Us

When Lucidity Returns in the End Stages of Dementia and What It’s Teaching Us
Midnight Sun Home Care, providers of Alaska home health services, discusses the meaning behind lucidity in the end stages of dementia. Even as memory loss and confusion escalate throughout the progression of dementia, there is an interesting and pleasant reprieve that often occurs. Previously termed “terminal lucidity,” it’s more frequently known as “paradoxical lucidity.” It… Continue reading

Caring for Aging Parents SOS: Family Caregiver Therapy

Caring for Aging Parents SOS: Family Caregiver Therapy
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 Elderly Parents: Assessing Mental Health from a Distance

Caring for Elderly 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 and Dementia: How to Help Overcome the Fear of Being Alone

Shadowing and Dementia: 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

Battling Holiday Depression in Seniors

Battling Holiday Depression in Seniors
Holiday depression affects many seniors this time of year. Although this season is typically viewed as the season of joy, for many older adults, holiday depression is an all too real experience, making the holidays a time of deep despair. Yearning for holidays past, grief over the loss of family and friends, and difficult changes… Continue reading

Expired Prescriptions? Here’s How Properly Dispose of Medication

Expired Prescriptions? Here’s How Properly Dispose of Medication
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 properly dispose of medication safely once it is expired or no longer needed. There are several medication disposal options: Check labels.… 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
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