June 2, 2023
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Dementia Behaviors in Seniors: Understanding with Patience and Care
Dementia behaviors in seniors can be overwhelming for caregivers.  Caring for a loved one with dementia can be an incredibly challenging experience.  As the disease progresses, seniors with dementia may become more confused, anxious, or agitated.  These can lead to tense situations, leaving caregivers unsure of how to respond.  The good thing is there are […]
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10 Symptoms of Dehydration in the Elderly
Symptoms of dehydration in the elderly to look for include: dry mouth, fatigue, muscle cramps, sunken eyes, reduced urine output, dark urine, low blood pressure, elevated heart rate, confusion and difficulty walking. The human body is up to 60% water in healthy adults. According to hydration for health, over the course of a normal lifespan, […]
Aging In Place Definition
Aging in place definition: The ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level. This is from the CDC’s Healthy Places Terminology. Also, you can take a look at the Complete Guide to Aging in Place. The aging in place definition can be broken […]
Most Important Tool as Caregiver
You have one tool as a caregiver that is most effective to consistently improve the quality of the life of those you are caring for. It can be used in any situation and costs nothing. It has been shown to improve your quality of life as well. It’s a smile! As cheesy as this sounds, […]
Never Let Mom use Crutches
As our parents age, a decline in balance is natural. Often this can be reversed with physical therapy, but eventually an assistive device is likely to be required for safety. How do you know when mom needs a cane or walker? Are there different types and which would be best for mom? Below is a […]