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The Advantages of Home Care For the Elderly

Many seniors have trouble getting around their homes safely, leaving families with some tough decisions. Whether or not an elderly family member should move into an assisted living facility is often one of the key questions. However, home care is a viable option with many great benefits. 1. Homecare allows seniors to retain a sense of independence and freedom as they age. They can leave their home to go wherever they please whenever suits them best. Similarly, […]

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Understanding Dementia and Caregiving for Your Aging Parents From A to Z

Caregiving takes its toll in many ways – mentally, emotionally, and physically. It is important to ask for and accept help as you come to grips with this enormous task in front of you. There are lots of books on caregiving, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, which review the same topics in different ways. “Understanding Dementia and Caregiving For Your Aging Parents From A to Z” attempts to look at the same subject matter through a different lens. […]

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Optimal Caregiving: A guide for managing senior health and well-being

Caregiving is an ever-changing journey that can raise more questions than answers when it comes to caring for your loved one, because as a caregiver, we always want what’s best for the people we love. Optimal Caregiving: A Guide for Managing Senior Health and Well-Being shares awareness of good nutrition, healthy lifestyle, and emphasizes the importance of self-care for the caregiver. As a certified nutritional consultant, Susan Landeis, understands that each person is an individual with a […]

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Dare to Live – Devotions for Those Over The Hill, Not Under It

Dare to Live: Devotions for Those Over The Hill, Not Under It! is a jolt of spiritual inspiration, a quick boost for your soul. Rediscover God’s grace, hope, and power for living-regardless of your place or age in life. In Dare to Live 87-year-old author Elizabeth Van Liere leads readers through a thirty-day journey to a fuller understanding of what it means to “season slowly with a mighty and loving Savior.” This journey pursues a life characterized […]

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Elder Rage, or Take My Father… Please!: How to Survive Caring for Aging Parents

“Elder Rage” is a Book-on-the-Month Club selection (a caregiving book first), receiving 500+ 5-Star Amazon reviews. It is a riveting, often LOL humorous, non-fiction novel chronicling Jacqueline Marcell’s trials, tribulations, and eventual success at managing the care of her aging parents. “Elder Rage” is also an extensive self-help book with creative solutions for effective management medically, behaviorally, socially, legally, financially, and emotionally of challenging elders who resist care. “Elder Rage” includes answers to difficult caregiving questions such […]

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The Best Activities To Stimulate Mentally Ill Seniors

As a caregiver, it is difficult to summon up the energy to do what is in the best interests of the senior that you are looking after at times. It can be extremely exhausting because you have undergone enough mental stimulation to last a lifetime in just a few weeks. However, if you can keep elderly people with mental illnesses occupied, then you are half way to ward winning the battle. Mental stimulation of the mentally ill […]

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Is It Time to Transition Your Parent Into a Nursing Home?

Moving a parent to a nursing home is a choice that no adult wants to make for their loved one. In making the decision, there will be a sense of loss, a sense of guilt and a sense of grieving over this new change. Remember that no good parent truly wants to burden his or her child – and they certainly don’t want to cause you harm if they’re not in their right mind. You’re going to […]

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Losing Control: Caring For The Elderly And Incontinence

Incontinence is an issue that very few people like to talk about. It is more common than you may think, with over 12 million United States residents suffering from it every day. People of all ages can suffer from the inconvenient and embarrassing condition, but the majority of those who do feel the effects of it are over the age of sixty. It is also much more common in women than it is in men. This is […]

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The Layman’s Guide To Parkinson’s Disease

As a senior, you have to be prepared for any conditions that may come your way, as some inevitably will as you get older. Unfortunately, there are some diseases and conditions that one just cannot prepare for. Parkinson’s Disease is one such condition. It occurs predominantly in the elderly but can be present in a small number of younger people. It is not primarily caused by mental degeneration, as is the common perception, although it is related […]

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