When an older adult talks about seeing something that isn’t there, it can be disconcerting for family caregivers. This is especially true if the senior is frightened by what they see. However, hallucinations are not confined to just seeing things that aren’t present. Knowing the kinds of hallucinations that can happen and some of the possible causes can make them a little less difficult to deal with.
Kinds of Hallucinations
Hallucinations can affect any of the senses. Kinds of hallucinations include:
Visual: A visual ...
As a caregiver, it's really difficult sometimes to see all of the help that's available to you. Some help you need to do a little digging to find, but many sources of assistance are right there waiting for you to ask.
Talk to Friends and Neighbors
Even if you don't have a bunch of family members who can help you pick up some of the slack, you may have friends and neighbors who would be happy to help if they just knew what ...
Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a chronic condition that has no cure. Seniors suffering from IBS experience abdominal cramps and pain, constipation, diarrhea, gas, and a bloated feeling. The disease can be a difficult one to live with, but there are things senior care providers and family caregivers can do to help seniors cope with IBS. Here are some tips for caring for a senior parent with IBS.
Know and Manage Triggers
If you are uncertain what triggers your parent’s IBS symptoms, ...
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On the third Saturday in October, some people in the nation will celebrate "Sweetest Day." While it is mostly celebrated throughout the Northeast and Great Lakes Regions, it's a day to sweets no matter where you live. So what exactly is Sweetest Day?
It's a day to remember the marginalized members of our society; the orphans, the sick, and the elderly as well as our friends and family and anyone that has ever helped us, shown us ...