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By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 10, 2021

Most caregivers take on the job willingly out of love for their family members, but the job comes with its share of frustrations and daily stress. The following tips can help you prevent caregiver burnout.  1. Create a Routine Adding structure to the day can be beneficial for you and…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 27, 2021

Many seniors have financial difficulties because they haven’t planned well enough. If you’re a caregiver for a senior loved one, you may want to discuss finances to help him or her avoid the following common financial mistakes. Not Understanding the Financial Situation Many seniors don’t have financial plans upon entering…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 13, 2021

Although depression is common among older adults, the disorder isn’t normal. There are steps elderly people can take to stave off depression and enhance their quality of life. However, they need to know more about what causes the condition. Take a look at a few reasons seniors develop depression and…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 30, 2021

People of all ages may tell “little white lies” to their doctors, especially if the truth is embarrassing. However, those seemingly innocent untruths can lead to severe health consequences, especially for older adults. Next time your senior loved one heads to a doctor’s appointment, he or she should avoid telling…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 16, 2021

Any disorder that affects hearing, speech generation, and speech understanding can make it difficult for seniors to communicate with their caregivers and family members. Here are five health conditions that can impair communication.  1. Strokes Strokes cause damage to isolated parts of the brain, and approximately 25 percent of stroke survivors develop…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on June 25, 2021

Being a dementia caregiver presents a series of daily challenges and joys. There’s no set of instructions that’s going to fully prepare you for everything involved in caring for your aging loved one as he or she proceeds through the different stages of the condition. However, there are some “hidden”…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on June 11, 2021

Seniors who are bedbound still need regular exercise to prevent muscle deterioration, or atrophy. Gentle exercise may also reduce complications that can result from limited movement. Whether your senior loved one is bedridden because of a long illness or a condition that makes it difficult to get out of bed,…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on May 28, 2021

Age spots are a common skin condition that usually appears after the age of 50. Often, these areas of increased pigmentation are referred to as liver spots, yet they have nothing to do with a person’s liver. Instead, age spots tend to occur on areas of the skin where a…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on May 14, 2021

If your senior loved one has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you might need to take a fresh look at his or her diet. The meals seniors eat throughout the day could impact their mood, mental clarity, energy levels, and overall happiness. No single food or ingredient can reverse this…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on April 30, 2021

Rest is vital to your health because it enables you to make sound caregiving-related decisions, enhances your mood, and prevents various health problems. You must make time to get the rest your body and mind need, even if that involves hiring a professional caregiver to assist with your senior loved…