Compared with older people with no signs of Alzheimer’s, those whose brains show early signs of the disease are twice as likely to experience a fall, researchers have found.
When you’re a caregiver, finding time to take care of your own health can be challenging — but doing so will help both you and your loved one.
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A new study from Concordia University, AMI-Québec and the University of British Columbia has found family caregivers can experience high levels of stress, self-blame, substance abuse and depressive symptoms — unless they refocus their priorities and lighten their load.
Long Term Care: Early Planning Pays Off It's best to talk about long term care early — before the need for medical or personal care is imminent. Here's help understanding, choosing and financing long term care. By Mayo Clinic staff Long term care is a general term used to describe various home and community-based services [...]
Seniors are twice as likely to sustain injuries or death in their home. June is home safety month for seniors and a good time to make sure a home where a senior resides is as free from risks as possible. Falls at home may cause serious injuries to the elderly. While every fall or potential [...]
Do you know someone who has received skilled nursing services at home? Perhaps they had a home health aide or were seen for rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and/or speech therapy. While requirements will vary depending on the payer, in general a person who needs to be confined to home will need a referral from their doctor and require the skills of a home health care professional. For additional information about home care, visit The National Association for Home Care and Hospice.
Parents care for their children, to strengthen body and mind, and nurture them forward to independence. Siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and even friends and neighbors often join in the family circle, helping to care for the kids. Such is what caregiving is all about, a nurturing, supportive commitment by family and extended family members. Many of us have the opportunity to return that same level of commitment and support to Mom, Dad or both as they age.
The “do’s”: Positive steps you can take while caring for an Alzheimer’s patient. Being responsible for the care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease may be one of the toughest challenges of your life. There’s no way to gloss over how taxing it can be.You can, however, protect yourself in the following critical ways. We’ll start with the “do’s” and move on to the “don’ts.”