Is Your Senior Suffering from Springtime Allergies?

In many places around the country the winter is finally on its way out and the spring is coming in, which means warmer weather, sunnier days, and the emergence of beautiful flowers, grass, and other plants. While this can be a wonderful time to get out of the house and start enjoying some fresh air and activities, for many people it can mean the start of spring allergies. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, approximately 50 million ... Read more

What Can You Do to Keep Your Loved One Motivated to Exercise?

Motivation can be one of the biggest reasons that your loved one gives up on her exercise program before she starts to see any real results. Some of these suggestions might help.Track How She's FeelingKeeping a journal with information about how your loved one is feeling each day can be extremely motivating. This is especially the case if your loved one has been advised to exercise in order to help some of her health conditions. You might want to include information ... Read more

Tips for Reducing Fall Risk for Senior with Essential Tremors

Essential tremor impacts millions of people throughout the United States. This neurological condition can cause uncontrollable, involuntary shaking of various parts of the body, most frequently the hands, feet, or head. Though it is often frequently misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease, it is a distinct condition of its own that can make a tremendous impact on your parent’s lifestyle, functioning, and quality of life. One way that this condition can impact your parent’s life is by increasing their risk of suffering a ... Read more

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis and Simple Ways to Ease the Pain

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is more complicated than a lot of arthritis types.  Arthritis itself is about inflammation of the joints like knees and fingers.  However, RA doesn’t just affect the joints.What RA does is attack the lining of the joints.  This can do damage to the bone itself. Too, rather than just inflaming the joints, RA can affect many more areas of the body including the heart, lungs, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels, bone marrow, and even the skin.RA is caused by ... Read more

Is Volunteering a Good Idea for Your Elderly Loved One?

When evaluating your elderly loved one’s life and their need for care, it is easy to focus completely on their physical health challenges, needs, and limitations, but these are not the only issues that you should address when trying to give your loved one the quality of life that you know they need and deserve. It is also extremely important for you to make efforts to support and improve their mental and emotional health as they age in place. Many elderly ... Read more

Steps to Take When Mom Can No Longer Grasp Reality

Caregiver in West Palm Beach FL Your mother can no longer grasp reality. She may have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s several years ago and at the time you and your father were doing whatever you could to help her. You know that the average life expectancy for somebody diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is between eight and 10 years, but maybe you didn’t expect her to lose her grasp on reality so quickly.It may only be a couple of years after diagnosis. How ... Read more

What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure?

Home Care in Boca Raton FL Before your elderly loved one shows significant problems with her heart, she may show more subtle symptoms of congestive heart failure. Knowing what to look for can help you get her to her doctor much more quickly than you might have.FatigueWhen your loved one's heart isn't able to function properly, she's likely to feel sluggish and fatigued. The problem is multifold, since the body isn't getting what it needs from the circulatory system. What this can ... Read more

Caregivers and Stress – Learning to Ask for Help

Senior Care in Wilton Manors FL For some family caregivers, asking for help is not an option. This could be because they are feeling overwhelmed and do not want to burden others with the same stress they have. Or it could be perhaps the fact that they do not know how to approach others with this request.If you are in need of an extra hand or two to help with the caregiving responsibilities, these tips will help you ask for assistance from ... Read more

Encouraging an Elderly Parent to Eat Healthy Meals and Snacks

Elder Care in Lighthouse Point FL Proper nutrition becomes even more important as our parents age due to their deteriorating strength and metabolism. Even their bones will become more fragile as they get older. While the older adult may be unable to control their physical health, they can improve it by eating healthy meals and snacks.This is a task that can be difficult for many older adults, so here are some things that can be done in order to point your parent ... Read more

Creating a Safe Space for your Aging Parent

Elderly Care in Cooper City FL One of the greatest risks to an aging parent living at home is falling. Falls are the leading cause of injuries among the elderly. It is estimated that every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in an emergency room due to a fall. After a fall, fear may lead to less movement, which in turn leads to a decrease in muscle strength and balance, and a vicious cycle erupts. In addition, this fear then results ... Read more
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