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July 18th, 2019 5 Ways to Conserve Energy with ALS

Having amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) causes many different symptoms. Many people are aware of the physical symptoms like the inability to control muscles and eventual physical disability. However, you may not know that there are symptoms...

July 12th, 2019 What is Cellulitis?

The weakened immune systems of some older adults puts them at risk for a skin infection called cellulitis. It can be quite painful and may be recurring. Knowing more about the condition may help you to identify it in your aging relative so they...

July 5th, 2019 What Are the Benefits of Joining a Caregiver Support Group?

Caregivers are under more stress than most people. That’s because taking care of someone else isn’t an easy job. It can leave you feeling frustrated, angry, sad, and overwhelmed. It can help to talk to someone about how you feel...

June 28th, 2019 Four Types of Weight-bearing Exercises

If your elderly family member has been diagnosed with osteoporosis, her doctor probably recommended that she start something called weight-bearing exercise. Weight-bearing exercise helps to strengthen your senior’s bones so that even with...

June 21st, 2019 Why is a Daily Routine Important When You're a Family Caregiver?

Keeping up with daily tasks is tough. When you're a family caregiver, unexpected situations can throw off your schedule. If you don't really have a fixed daily routine planned, these unexpected situations can lead to a lot of stress. One...

June 14th, 2019 Simplify Your Schedule to Gain More Time

One of the biggest complaints shared by caregivers is that there never seems to be enough time in the day or the week. You might be surprised to find, though, that you can find some more time in your own schedule just by shifting how you approach...

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...

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