A common refrain from aging family members is that they don’t want to be a burden to their family members. That can mean something slightly different for each aging adult, but the idea is the same. There’s something that you need to solve for your senior.
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Get Some Information
The first step when your senior is making these noises is to get some information. Why does she ...
Sometimes it’s hard to tell when an elderly member of your family needs help. Certainly, if you ask them, they’re likely to say they are fine and don’t need assistance. They may even refuse help when it is freely offered. However, that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t benefit from elderly care. If you’re uncertain whether your aging relative needs an elderly care provider, below are some signs that suggest they do.
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High Fall Risk
Falls are ...
More than 300,000 people experience a hip fracture in the United States each year. The vast majority of these people will be over the age of 65, and the leading cause of a hip fracture is a fall. Though it requires much more force to cause such an injury to younger adults, a seemingly minor fall or impact can severely injure older adults, particularly one who may struggle with health problems that lead to a low bone density such as osteoporosis. ...
Each year throughout the United States are more than 800,000 strokes. Stroke is the leading cause of long term disability among adults in the United States, and one of the leading causes of death among both men and women. If you are a family caregiver for an elderly adult who has suffered a stroke, it is important to prepare yourself for the challenges you will face caring for your senior, so you can help them to make the most of their ...
Cooking is one of those activities that you might not think twice about, but if it’s painful for your senior, she might skip it. Arthritis makes all sorts of daily activities, including cooking even a small meal, really painful and difficult to do.
Use Tools that Require Less Dexterity
Ergonomic cooking utensils, like spoons and whisks that have larger handles, can make it easier for your senior to grip them. Likewise, chopping tools and food processors can make using a knife less necessary ...
Heart failure is a misleading term, but it’s a phrase your senior might hear well before she’s ready for it.
This condition means that your senior’s heart isn’t working the way that it should in one or more ways and that’s affecting how the rest of her body works. Heart failure can be manageable for a long time.
Every Diagnosis Is Slightly Different
Heart failure covers a lot of ground, medically speaking. Your senior might be in the earlier stages of heart failure with ...
In 2018, the Alzheimer's Association found 5.7 million men and women in the U.S. had Alzheimer's.
An Alzheimer's diagnosis is frightening to the man or woman diagnosed with the disease, it also impacts friends and family. More than 16 million people provide care to a friend or family member with dementia. That care is unpaid and puts a strain on the family caregiver.
It's a good time to dig in and learn as much as you can. Start with books like The 36-Hour ...
January 26th is National Spouse's Day. What is Spouse's Day?
It's a day for spouse's to spend quality time together without letting work and other personal responsibilities get in the way. When you're a family caregiver, it can be very hard to walk away from your parent. It is essential that you do take time for your spouse.
Facts About Marriage and Divorce
In 2016, the CDC reported there were more than 2.2 million marriages in the U.S. There were also more than 827,000 ...
Is your aging parent getting ready for a scheduled surgery or medical procedure that requires a hospital stay?
If so, you have some time to pull together a hospital bag that specifically meets their needs if they must stay there for several days. While the hospital will provide the basics, many people like to bring some important extras that make their stay more pleasant and won’t leave them without some essential items that they don’t want to live without.
It's also a good ...
In a recent study published in the prestigious journal, International Psychogeriatrics, the data revealed that more people suffer from severe loneliness at three peak periods in their lives. The study showed that people reported the most loneliness in their late 20s, their late 50s, and their late 80s. Any family caregiver with an aging adult that is in their late 80s should pay attention to any signs that their loved one is experiencing chronic loneliness, then take steps to fix that.