Avoid overstepping boundaries with senior parents with these tips from the Anchorage, AK senior care experts.
We desire what’s best for our elderly parents. As our parents age, it is not necessarily a straightforward task to determine our role as adult children. However, if we’re not very careful, it is possible to find ourselves overstepping… Continue reading
Midnight Sun Home Care recommends elder care mediation to ease family caregiver conflict.
When you need to work as a team to make sure the needs of your aging parents are met, even the closest of brothers and sisters could find themselves at odds. Emotions and stress levels are, commonly, running high. Add to that… Continue reading
Midnight Sun Home Care, providers of Anchorage senior services and care in nearby areas, has solutions for caregiver dread.
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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
Midnight Sun Home Care, providers of Anchorage home care services and care in nearby areas, has tips on the post-pandemic work-life balance for caregivers.
If there’s one particular positive after-effect regarding the pandemic, it’s the awareness generated for the plight of family caregivers. Finding a post-pandemic work-life balance will be without question an incredible challenge… Continue reading
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
Check out these tips for first-time caregivers from our Alaska senior care professionals.
It might have come altogether out of nowhere: an unanticipated fall that caused a fractured hip and the need for Mom to have assistance to stay at home. Or, it may have been building up over the years, such as through the… Continue reading
These tips from our Alaska home health professionals can help with maintaining dignity while aging.
It’s easy to get swept up in the day-to-day tasks of caregiving for an older adult you love. There is so much to be done, and often it’s just much easier and a lot more efficient to do it all… Continue reading
Family caretaker guilt can be alleviated with these tips.
Family care providers give so much of themselves to attend to their loved ones, often surrendering their own desires and needs in the process. It seems normal to assume then that caretakers would feel good about themselves, rich in self-esteem and sense of purpose. However, the… Continue reading
Even the most devoted caregivers often face false accusations by a loved one with dementia.
It can come seemingly out of thin air: you place your loved one’s favorite tuna sandwich in front of her – light on the mayo, no onions – something which usually brings her enjoyment. But this time, she shoves the… Continue reading
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
Midnight Sun in Anchorage provides tips to help manage expectations of aging parents.
In an ideal world, we could neatly compartmentalize our caregiving duties, sticking with a routine that met the requirements of a senior, while enabling the time required to take care of our myriad other responsibilities. But needless to say, life does not… Continue reading
Managing stress can lead to a healthier, more relaxed life.
Stress is inevitable, and actually, not always a bad thing. After all, as the saying goes, “A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” Nevertheless, particularly for family caregivers, the amount of stress can easily intensify and start to become… Continue reading
Building resilience is key to overcoming challenges in life.
Times of crisis can bring out the best together with the worst in us. During the coronavirus pandemic, we have heard stories of individuals hoarding items and selling them to make an outrageous profit, coupled with stories of people who selflessly met the needs of others… Continue reading
Find tips for helping elderly parents with finances.
Helping elderly parents with finances can be challenging for a variety of reasons. And for a large number of today’s older adults, who maintain a “Depression mentality” from many years of saving for a rainy day and learning to “waste not, want not,” it may be difficult… Continue reading