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By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on September 20, 2021
When taking care of an elderly loved one, communication is key, and it’s important to have a strategy to establish how effective communication will take place between you and your loved one. Rather than going into the situation unprepared, knowing the best ways to communicate with your parent will be…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on September 6, 2021
Seniors can develop many types of dementia, all of which have different causes and symptoms. Learn about some of the most prevalent types of dementia and what can be done to manage each issue. 1. Alzheimer’s Disease While this form of dementia has been widely researched, there are things about…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on August 16, 2021
Getting your siblings to pitch in around the home is necessary, especially as your senior parent’s needs increase. Ask your brother or sister to step in and develop a schedule that works for everyone. Taking on the caregiver role without any help could put your physical and mental health in…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on August 2, 2021
Falls are the leading cause of accidents among the elderly. Even a relatively minor fall can impact a senior’s functional ability and quality of life, and many of these falls occur as seniors are trying to go to the bathroom at night. The following tips can help you keep your…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on July 19, 2021
Your senior loved one may be prone to stress because of existing medical conditions, loneliness, chronic pain, or financial burdens. Excessive stress can raise the risk for high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, poor sleep, and loss of appetite. Here are five things you can do to lower your loved one’s…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on July 5, 2021
Family caregiving is never easy, but with experience, many caregivers learn to avoid certain pitfalls. However, for caregivers just starting out, navigating their new lifestyle may be incredibly difficult, and their decision-making skills could lead them astray. Here are five decisions caregivers should try to avoid.   1. Taking on Too…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on June 21, 2021
While some risk factors for stroke can’t be controlled, such as age, ethnicity, and family history, there are plenty of lifestyle changes seniors can make to decrease the risk for stroke. If you provide home care for an aging parent or are concerned about his or her health, read on…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on June 7, 2021
Alzheimer’s disease can be overwhelming for both seniors and family caregivers. The emotional component of Alzheimer’s can be the most difficult challenge of this debilitating disease as caregivers watch their loved ones face difficulty remembering things or completing everyday tasks. It’s important to have a structured daily routine to bring…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on May 17, 2021
Unlike a heart attack, heart failure often develops over time because of the heart’s inability to sufficiently pump blood throughout the body. According to the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, 75 percent of hospitalizations for this cardiovascular condition involve people 65 and older, which is why heart-related problems like this…
By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on May 3, 2021
Caring for an aging loved one can be a challenging experience, and many family members feel as if their patience is constantly being tested, which often results in a variety of emotions, ranging from annoyance to outright anger. The following tips can help you keep your emotions under control while…