Alzheimer’s Safety: 10 Tips to Prevent Wandering

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 in 10 people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will wander. Wandering is more common as the disease progresses to its later stages, although it can occur at any stage. Wandering happens for a number of reasons. Your loved one may be disoriented and confused, agitated, hungry, too hot, too cold, in pain, or simply

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Music Therapy for Seniors

Have you ever been completely captivated by a song or an artist, so much so that simply hearing them brings you back to a different time in your life and brings pause to your busy day and a smile to your face? This type of music therapy is excellent at making people happy and creating a sense of nostalgia; these

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Grandchildren and Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is difficult to accept at any age. The idea can be especially difficult for young children to understand and deal with. If a grandparent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to take a gentle approach with explanation. Think from a child’s point of view Suddenly a grandparent, someone whom you look up and listen to and admire,

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Returning Home From A Hospital Stay

Visiting the hospital for any length of time is generally an unpleasant or unwelcomed experience. It is usually as a result from traumatic experience. Most people are excited to be discharged and to finally return to the comforts of home. When recovering from illness, injury, or surgery, however, additional measures may be needed. Whatever the reason for your hospital stay,

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What Does Being a Family Caregiver Entail?

Aging is a part of life. However, it’s difficult to watch loved ones age as they transition from being our caregivers to needing care. As a loving adult child, you may want to explore the role of family caregiver. If you do wish to take on the role of family caregiver, you should know exactly what it entails. Becoming a

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Five Tips to Protect Your Elderly Loved One from Identity Theft

Seniors are at a higher risk for identity theft than the rest of the population. Malicious people profit by targeting the trusting nature of seniors and taking advantage of their lack of expertise with modern technology. The issue is further complicated if your loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, where confusion and other cognitive symptoms are common. You

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Approaching a Loved One Who Resists Care

Caring for your loved one is a noble task, but it can also be challenging even on the best of days. When your elderly love is resistant to care, this job is only complicated further. Resistance to care may be caused by a number of factors, ranging from unwavering stubbornness to declining cognition. Let’s take a moment to discuss approaching

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A Guide to Caregiver Self-Care

Caregivers often mistakenly believe that the majority of their effort, attention, focus, and love must be directed exclusively to the loved one in their care. While this is an admirable approach, consider the expression “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” Caregivers must place a priority on caring for and nurturing themselves in mind, body, and spirit before they can

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7 Different Ways to Pay for Home Care

It can be quite a struggle trying to find ways to pay for long-term home healthcare for someone that you love, especially if this wasn’t “in the plan” when you were organizing and building your finances for your later years. With the “sandwich generation” squeeze, this is becoming even more difficult for Canadian adults supporting both their children and their

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Creating a Daily Plan for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease is physically and emotionally taxing for the caregiver. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most debilitating and heartbreaking diseases to see right up close and personal. The people living with Alzheimer’s disease aren’t the only one that have a tough time – caregivers responsible for people living with Alzheimer’s also face

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