Alzheimer’s disease can make ordinary, day-to-day activities challenging. Here are some tips to make daily tasks easier for the patient, the caregivers and the family. Dressing Dementia can make getting dressed a very frustrating experience. Make it part of a routine. Help the person with Alzheimer’s to get dressed at the same time every morning. Don’t offer too many choices.
The holiday season is a happy and joyous time for most of us, but many seniors find this time of year to be hectic, confusing and even depressing, depending on their mental and physical conditions. The good news is that everyone can help contribute to a happier season for the seniors in our lives by doing the following: 1. Revisit
Ottawa is one of the finest cities in Canada to spend your winter break. Overflowing with world renowned recreational events such as Winterlude, the area also hosts a wealth of other celebrations which lend diversity and fun to this seasonal wonderland. Grab yourself a scarf and some gloves, call up the family, and make plans to attend one of these
The holidays are jam-packed with family get-togethers, parties, and culinary adventures. Amidst all these activities, seniors occasionally find themselves feeling unexpectedly depressed. The holidays can be a time when some of us are dealing with the loss of a loved one, while others might be going through a major life change. Luckily, there’s a few practical ways you can get
Every day, a caregiver is faced with anxiety-inducing events. Living in proximity to such unpredictable and dire emergencies can take both a physical and mental toll. It is absolutely essential that caregivers familiarize themselves with their own personal limits, lest they may place their own health in jeopardy. Luckily, there’s a series of easily identifiable warning signs which can alert
As we age, new challenges emerge in the places you’d least expect. If your finances, personal affairs, and identification information are protected early on, you’re much less likely to face a plethora of bookkeeping complications a few years down the line. From planning a move, to arranging for a live-in caregiver – it’ll only take a few minutes to get
We all deal with stress differently. Being a full-time caregiver can be very taxing. It’s important to know when you should take steps to reduce stress before it negatively affects your quality of life and your effectiveness as a caregiver. 1. Learn as much as you can: Illnesses are complex. As they progress they pose new and greater challenges. Researching
At some point in our lives, most of us have picked up an instrument and played a few songs or managed to learn how to sing a few vocal arrangements. We’re just now discovering that music carries several important therapeutic qualities, which have now been observed to assist in the treatment of some substantial medical complications – from encouraging the