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Technology and Senior Care – Enhance Your Independence!

While technology won’t cure disease or prevent aging, there are a number of companies with devices and apps that are aimed at helping you care for your loved ones–even when you can’t be in their home with them. And anything that removes stress, helps maintain healthy routines, and alerts you to possible dangers can also contribute to better health. Combining technology and senior care can make a difference. A system that…

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Alzheimer’s Patient Care – 4 Things To Do

The specific requirements of caring for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia depends on what stage their mental deterioration has reached. As their condition progresses, not only will they need more direct care, but changes may need to be made in their living conditions. Whatever stage your loved one is at, here are four important things that you should do:…

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Dementia Patients Awaken Their Senses Through Music Therapy

It is estimated that four million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or a related form of dementia. Almost half of all nursing home patients suffer from the disease. There, we often find dementia patients slumped over in wheelchairs, seemingly unresponsive. Communicating with older loved ones in later stages of dementia and finding ways to offer them some quality of…

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Older Adult Driver – When Is It No Longer Safe?

Driving is a symbol of freedom and independence. Many people find it hard to give up driving, even when they know they can no longer do it safely. On the other hand, sometimes a senior knows in their heart they should stop driving, but continues to drive because they are unaware of other, more suitable options. If you have concerns about an older adult driver,…

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4 Facts In Alzheimer’s Care

Alzheimer’s disease accounts for a majority of dementia cases. Regardless of what you call it, Alzheimer’s care can create challenges for both family and professional caregivers. The time it takes for Alzheimer’s to run its course varies from person to person. It seems to be affected by gender as well as the onset of age. There is no way to accurately predict the timing of…

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One More Step – Three Key Words in Temporary Care

When a person has had an injury, serious illness, or minor stroke, rehabilitation exercises can be hard–mentally and physically. Exercise can be boring for anyone, but especially tedious when the smallest movements are difficult or painful. Too often the effort reminds you of what you can not do, and with that there is the attending anxiety of wondering if you will ever be able to do it again. Seniors have lived…

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A Day In The Life Of A In-home Caregiver

The specific activities of an in-home caregiver depend on the client’s needs, but they always involve attentiveness, compassion, and empathy. These people-skills are every bit as important as the caregiver’s skills in assisting a person into or out of bed or off the toilet, managing food and medicine timetables and interactions, cooking appropriate foods, operating oxygen equipment, emptying catheter bags, and properly doing household chores. For…

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A Strict Diet For Seniors – The Pros and Cons

How important is a strict diet for seniors? For some people a strict diet can feel too confining and just thinking about dietary rules can even make them crave what they “cannot” have. For other people, it can be a relief to know what they will be consuming and when, that they will always like. And their digestive system and…

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What Is The Most Common Problem With Medication For Seniors?

Not Taking It When Prescribed! Each medication is not an isolated drug. When a doctor prescribes medication for seniors, they are not only looking at a specific health problem, but the patient’s entire condition as well. A doctor may prescribe multiple medications, carefully calculating them to work together. When one or more medication is not taken at all, or not…

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Local Community Events In Chicago That Will Add Some Fun To Your Summer!

Many seniors may have accepted that they can’t get out as much as they used to, especially if they have trouble walking or have to use a wheelchair. Everyone, though, benefits from an occasional break with routine. If your senior loved one needs special transportation assistance, arrangements can seem well worth the effort when you see the joy in your loved one’s face…

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