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By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on January 15, 2016

A disturbing trend that has recently come to light is the occurrence of elder abuse in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and even live-in and part-time care in Rhode Island from hired caregivers. Family caregivers should be aware of the warning signs of elder abuse, such as the examples listed…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on January 8, 2016

Researchers now understand that there are three major characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease. Within the brain of an individual with Alzheimer’s, there is an accumulation of amyloid-B protein fragments that clump together and form plaques. Tau proteins in neurons cause the nerve cells to become entangled, and both of these features…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on December 25, 2015

During this time of year that focuses on giving, many people choose to donate to charity. The elderly are a particular demographic that can greatly benefit from charity because they often live on small incomes and may have health concerns to address. If you are interested in helping others this…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on December 18, 2015

Hydrotherapy is a treatment that can help seniors who have arthritis ease joint pain. The difference between swimming and hydrotherapy is that it involves doing a series of special exercises in a warm-water pool. The exercises can be adjusted to a senior’s needs, symptoms and range of movement. Rhode Island live-in…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on December 11, 2015

When planning which old and new traditions to share with your family this year, be sure to include some your senior loved one can enjoy. Traditions can help seniors feel connected with family and make the holiday season more fun and enjoyable for them. Rhode Island hourly care providers can…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on December 4, 2015

The holiday season can be a difficult time for senior citizens if they are unable to take part in the festivities. However, there are plenty of things that family caregivers in Rhode Island can do with their senior loved ones to share in the spirit of the season. To help…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 27, 2015

Working on a scrapbook with your loved one can be fun at any age, but it can have extra health benefits for your elderly loved one, especially if he or she has dementia. Rhode Island hourly care providers explain the benefits of scrapbooking for seniors with dementia and encourage families…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 20, 2015

While most people enjoy a glass of wine or other alcoholic beverages from time to time, it’s best to discourage diabetic seniors from alcohol consumption. Numerous studies show that diabetics who drink alcohol are putting themselves at great risk. In the following article, Rhode Island live-in home care providers explain…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 13, 2015

As people age, their risk of cancer increases significantly as a result of various factors, including weight and BMI. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 34,000 cases of cancer each year are attributed to obesity. Home care providers in Rhode Island want families to understand the relationship between obesity…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 6, 2015

When a loved one receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the news can be devastating for both the senior and the family members who support him or her. With that in mind, there are a number of resources and outreach programs available for family caregivers of elderly parents with Alzheimer’s disease. Rhode…