Caring for a person with dementia is unlike caring for a person with any other disease. Dementia changes the mind, emotions, and personality of the sufferer, without regard for time, day or circumstance. Continue reading
This Brain health recipe is well-suited for a caregiver or an advanced-level cooking senior. This vegetarian recipe will charge up your senses, and stimulate your mind during the preparation and consumption of this rich meal. Continue reading
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. In fact, the National Council on Aging reports that one-quarter of Americans aged 65+ falls each year, resulting in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments, more than 800,000 hospitalizations and 27,000 deaths. Continue reading
Recovering from a stroke is a lifelong process made up of tiny steps over the course of many months and years. It is not a process with a specific time frame or goals that can be accomplished according to a set schedule. In order to help your parent recover from a stroke at home you need information and support. Recovery is a long process and the more you know the easier it will be.
There is no easy way to be a long distance caregiver, by its very nature it is fraught with worry. However, sometimes life and work provide no other option but to live a distance from your loved one. Fortunately, there are support systems available to help you and the senior you love. Here are the three best options for long distance caregiving. Continue reading
Those who suffer with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease have an increased risk of falling. Problems with vision, balance and depth perception increase dementia-related falls. Considering the fact that they can lead to broken bones and even head injuries, it is extremely important to prevent dementia-related falls before they occur. Continue reading
It can be difficult to decipher the difference between natural memory loss due to aging and the signs and symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. How are you supposed to know if the behaviors you see in an aging loved one are normal, or the early signs of cognitive decline?
In the United States alone, it’s estimated that there are 5.5 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 15 million people providing care to a family member with Alzheimer’s. Of those caregivers, about 60 percent are women. Continue reading
Being a caregiver is one of the most difficult things you will ever do. It is difficult physically, emotionally and mentally. Caring for a senior loved one who may be frail or losing their cognitive abilities is heart-wrenching, and the exhaustion that comes with 24/7 care doesn’t make it any easier. Continue reading
Being a long distance caregiver is difficult to say the least. According to Clinical Interventions on Aging, approximately five to seven million Americans are long-distance caregivers for elders, and this number is expected to double in the next 15 years. Continue reading