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Family Caregiving Tips for Seniors With Alzheimer’s Disease

Senior Care in Quincy FL: Caring for Seniors with Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease affects an elderly person’s mind over time, so they eventually lose the ability to live independently in their own home. Family members generally take over the care and responsibilities their aging relatives once had such as finances, housekeeping, medical appointments, and more. Being a family caregiver to an elderly loved one with Alzheimer’s…

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3 Things to Think About When Planning Long-Term Care

Elderly Care in Madison FL: Planning Long-Term Care

When an older adult becomes ill or disabled, families often find themselves pressed to make long-term care plans for their well-being. There’s a lot to think about. You want them to be as happy and comfortable as possible. But, what are your options and what will it cost? If you’re in the process of planning…

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Taking a Break from Caring for your Aging Parent

Caregiver in Tallahassee FL: Taking a Break from Caregiving

There’s no doubt that caring for your elderly mom or dad is one of the most rewarding things you can do. After all, they dedicated so much of their life to you, so it makes you feel good to help them out when they need it. However, caregiving can be extremely tiring and often there…

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Tips for Helping Your Senior Manage Their Depression

Elder Care in Crawfordville FL: Helping Your Senior Manage Depression

Depression impacts a large percentage of the population of the United States. This disease can impact people of all ages, including older adults. Experts estimate that between 1 and 5 percent of the older adult population experiences depression symptoms each year. This percentage increases among the population requiring ongoing care for health challenges and other…

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How Can You Tell if Your Senior Has a Bladder Infection?

Senior Care in Monticello FL: Signs of a Bladder Infection

Bladder infections may not be something that your senior has dealt with much in the past, but you need to know what to watch for now. Quite often aging adults can have a bladder infection and have no idea that’s what is going on. This happens because of all the changes that your senior goes…

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Can Home Care Providers Help Seniors Sleep Well?

Caregiver in Havana FL: Helping Seniors Sleep Well

Marlene is 80 years old with a heart condition. She is often tired for most of the day, often falling asleep around 6:00 p.m. in her chair. She then wakes up around 9:00 pm and goes to bed but doesn’t fall asleep right away. After tossing and turning for many hours, she wakes up at…

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The Psoriasis Stigma

Home Care in Madison FL: The Psoriasis Stigma

Psoriasis is a condition that causes lesions on the skin. The lesions are red and scaly. Not only are they unsightly, they are also itchy and can cause a burning sensation. Unfortunately, in addition to the discomfort caused by psoriasis, people with psoriasis are often the target of negative reactions from people who don’t understand…

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Adaptive Clothing and Tools to Make Dressing Easier

Elder Care in Havana FL: Adaptive Clothing and Tools

Marilyn developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, at the age of 74. Her hands were the first part of her body affected. Eventually, every day tasks that were once simple became difficult for her to perform on her own. One such task was getting dressed. When Marilyn talked to an occupational therapist…

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