Aging Parents

18
Apr

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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23
Feb

Helping Your Loved One with Dietary Changes

As a caregiver, trying to get your loved one to change entrenched habits can be a challenge. Even if you both know that these changes come from a place of love, respect, and wanting them to lead happier and healthier lives, upsetting routine is not always easy. When it comes to dietary changes, things become even more challenging. Food can

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12
Feb

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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25
Jan

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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15
Jan

Memory Loss in a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: How to Respond

Watching a loved one endure the phases of Alzheimer’s Disease can be heartbreaking. It is difficult to know how to respond or react, and the last thing a caregiver wants to do is upset their loved one. This uncertainty, stress, and confusion is completely normal. It takes practice, patience, insight, and support to understand how to respond to and care

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28
Dec

Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

It’s hard to believe it, but winter is already here. While it may be dazzling to watch the frost form against your window, there are numerous dangers that come with the icy cold, and so it’s best to be prepared no matter what troubles you might face. Seniors are especially at risk of accidents and injury during this time because

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17
Dec

10 Great Gift Ideas for Seniors

When those holidays come rolling by, it’s always a challenge to get the perfect gifts for your friends, family, and loved ones. There’s no way of knowing for sure whether your recipients will like what you got them, so often we find ourselves scrambling to navigate those aisles in search of the ideal present. The challenge becomes even trickier when

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7
Dec

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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5
Nov

Taking Care of Yourself When You’re a Caregiver

Being a caregiver is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience, but it can also be overwhelming and difficult. It is a 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year commitment, and this can result in you needing just as much care as the person you are looking after. Here are some ways that you can take care of

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22
Oct

10 Signs Your Parents May Need Help at Home

There comes a time when the relationship between parent and child switches places. While once your parent offered unconditional emotional and financial support and guidance, over time the roles switch and suddenly the child becomes the caregiver and protector. Though parents and children alike may resist this transition, there are many signs that indicate the parent may need help at

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