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June 7th, 2019 Brand New to Caregiving? Do This.

Whether you got thrust into caregiving literally overnight or you’ve sensed that caregiving was going to be in your future at some point, you probably don’t feel as prepared as you would like to be. That’s normal when you&rsquo...

May 31st, 2019 4 Kinds of Hypertension You Should Know

High blood pressure is a common condition. It happens when the force the blood places on the walls of arteries is high enough to potentially cause health problems like heart disease. As a family caregiver for an older adult, you may feel like you...

May 24th, 2019 4 Daily Activities Home Care Can Help Seniors With

Does your older family member struggle to keep up with housework? Do they eat poorly because cooking meals is too difficult, or they simply don’t want to do it? Perhaps they have some trouble with personal care, like bathing, dressing, or...

May 17th, 2019 Is Your Senior’s Health Putting Her at Risk for a Fall?  

Your elderly family member’s ability to avoid a fall depends on so many variables. One of the variables you might not have connected fully to her fall risk is her overall health. Some bits and pieces of her overall health can be particularly...

May 10th, 2019 Why Do Caregivers Worry So Much?

One of the problems that you might run into as a caregiver is that of worrying too much. Worry comes from a well-meaning place, but it doesn't do you or your aging adult as much good as you think and hope that it might. It can actually start...

April 30th, 2019 Talking to Your Senior about Moving Into Your Home

There are many reasons why transitioning your senior into living in your home with you and the rest of your family can be a good choice. As a family caregiver, having your senior living with you can maximize your time and efforts by eliminating...

April 26th, 2019 How Important is Portion Size?

When the food set in front of your aging relative is delicious, it can be hard not to pile heaps of it on the plate. However, doing so can lead to overeating and weight gain, eating too much sodium, and an upset stomach. The problem is often that...

April 19th, 2019 What Happens if You Can’t Care for Your Senior Alone? 

Often families approach the idea of caring for an aging family member with the belief that it can all be handled by one person. That’s rarely the case and there may come a time when the primary family caregiver worries about what happens...

April 12th, 2019 What Exactly Is Stress?

Most people talk about stress and feeling the effects of stress, but until you understand what it really is, stress seems like something that happens randomly. In actuality, stress is a specific response from your body that can benefit you or harm...

April 5th, 2019 Do Sugary Drinks Hurt Seniors’ Hearts?

For years now, experts have been warning people away from sugary drinks, like soda. They’ve warned that sugary drinks are a great contributor to obesity. While the potential for weight gain should be enough to discourage your aging relative...

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