Tag: carergivers

6
Jan

14 Spices & Herbs to Use in Meals for Senior Citizens

The progression of Alzheimer’s disease can negatively impact the 5 senses. There are a variety of ways for caregivers to cope with these symptoms. While losing the sense of taste is not dangerous, it can cause seniors to consume less food on a daily basis. To avoid malnutrition and weight loss, it’s important to be familiar with creative ways to

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21
Aug

10 Supportive Technologies to Help Keep Seniors Safe & Connected

It’s hard to remember what life was like prior to the invention of smartphones, televisions, computers, and other types of technology. We have become accustomed to being connected with family and friends at a moments notice. Although it may be easy for young adults and children to adopt the latest technology, it is often harder for older adults to become

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8
May

What can you do to help prevent Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s symptoms include short term memory loss, mood swings, confusion and difficulties using language. It typically reveals itself in people 65 and up. Early-onset Alzheimer’s can affect anyone, and very rarely people in their youth. Today, Alzheimer’s affects up to 27 million people worldwide. Although there is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s, doctors agree that there are preventative measures

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1
May

Caregivers need their sleep too.

We often forget to take care of ourselves when we are trying to take care of our loved ones who seem to need it more. Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s can be extremely time consuming, but you have to make time for you. One of the most important parts of your health is making sure that you are

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8
Apr

Why I Advocate – Part 2

Sundowning is a term given to those with Alzheimer’s who exhibit an increase in agitation and restlessness in the afternoon.  It has something to do with our circadian rhythm and everything to do with increased confusion.  My responsibility after school was to start the dinner that my mother had usually prepared in advance.  In addition, I was to set the

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16
Dec

Alzheimer’s and the Holidays, Part 3 – Traveling

Traveling, in and of itself, can be daunting on its own.  I’m sure we have all experienced one or more of the pitfalls that can occur during a trip, such as delayed or canceled flights, lost reservations, etc…  These pitfalls can quickly multiply if you are traveling during the holiday season.  Its easy to imagine scenes from “Planes, Trains &

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