Signs That Loved Ones May Need More Help

No one knows your parents or loved ones as you do – so you will likely be one of the first to notice any decline in them that may warrant bringing in a caregiver. If you don’t live nearby, you may have missed specific hints over the past year that more help was starting to…

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How to Prepare Family Before Holiday Visits with a Senior

If you are a caregiver of a nearby family member, you’re likely used to their appearance and behavior. You can observe changes regularly as your loved one gradually declines. On the other hand, family members who live out of town may be shocked or dismayed at recent changes in the individual when they come to…

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When They Say No: How to Introduce the Idea of In-Home Care for Seniors

Even the best caregiver needs a break sometimes – especially when it’s a live-in family member. Providing frequent and consistent breaks causes the caregiver to return refreshed, recharged, and more attentive than ever. The problem arises when your older adult refuses the idea of an in-home caregiver replacing even a few hours of a family…

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Ways to Reduce Dementia Sundowning Symptoms

It’s common for people with Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease to get increasingly confused, anxious, or agitated in the late afternoon or early evening. For others, the symptoms are more noticeable at night, when they experience restlessness or disrupted sleep schedules. Because this behavior tends to happen later in the day, it’s often called “sundowning.” It…

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Tips for Managing Caregiver Stress

There’s no doubt about it – it can be stressful caring for an older adult. Feelings of being overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, and exhausted are common – and understandable. To combat caregiver burnout, having a list of go-to coping activities or stress relief ideas is helpful, with enough choices to pick which is most valuable or…

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