f you’re wondering if the behaviors you’re seeing from your loved one are typical of seniors with dementia, The Family Caregiver Alliance has found these behaviors to be commonly found as a guide to dementia
Family caregivers spend an average of more than 24 hours a week helping their loved ones continue to live at home. Unfortunately, this time commitment and all the other obligations a caregiver has often put their physical and mental health at the bottom of their to-do list.
Being discharged from the hospital after a treatment or procedure can be notably stressful for those aged 65+. In addition to enlisting the support of family and friends, a professional caregiver can be an invaluable resource while recovering in the safety and comfort of your own home.
Why not spend National Senior Citizens Day introducing your loved ones to fun activities they can enjoy throughout the year? If that’s your goal, these entertainment ideas should make the festivities even more memorable for you both.
Millions of Americans each year donate their time and talents to care for aging-in-place friends and relatives. Whether you’re new to the family caregiver game or a seasoned pro, having an effective caregiving strategy is the key to staying organized and focused with each passing day.
Although many seniors are still relatively independent, they still do need some outside help. In-home care provides that help, allowing seniors to age in place in the comfort of their own homes.
With another summer upon us in Northern Milwaukee, heat exhaustion in seniors is a concern for those who have older loved ones that enjoy having “fun in the sun” during the warmer months.
If you’re noticing changes in your senior loved one, like increased forgetfulness, not practicing their usual hygiene habits, missing doctors’ appointments, falling behind on opening their mail, or paying their bills, it may be time for them to begin receiving home care.
How do you know as a family caregiver that you need help providing the care your loved one needs? Here are five signs we’ve found to be reliable indicators that memory care is needed.
If you’re a family caregiver who is feeling stressed, anxious, and exhausted, rest assured that you’re not alone. Here are some sources that can provide you with the caregiving support you need.