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Category: Caregiver Tips

Tips for Managing Dementia and Incontinence

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 […]

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6 Tips for Male Mesothelioma Patients

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 and Prevention (CDC) compiled a list of health tips for men. The tips below are adapted from their list. Read the […]

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

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 […]

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

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.

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

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, which involves keeping an eye on what has brought about these feelings in the past, and creating a […]

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Caregiver Support - Keys to a Successful Family Meeting

“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 care for aging parents. It is also essential to have the chance to express […]

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

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.    Dehydration can easily sneak up on older adults, who often have a decreased sensation of thirst, who […]

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

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 to February. Although it is commendable to make an effort to better ourselves by resolving to lose 10 pounds or eat healthier, […]

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Five Tips For Taking Over Elderly Parent’s Finances

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 with resistance when stepping into the financial arena with their senior parents.  Yet for many reasons, like the mounting incidence of senior scams and […]

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

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 your destination are fairly slim without having the necessary tools, and an […]

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