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6 Reasons Respite Care is Needed for Family Caregivers in Cedar Valley,
6 Reasons Respite Care is Needed for Family Caregivers in Cedar Valley,
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on October 9, 2017

Even if your senior loved one is relatively sharp and healthy, caregiving could eventually impact your physical and mental health if you aren’t careful. Respite care provides the chance to focus on your own needs and happiness. Getting help from another caregiver or family member for just a few hours every month might be all you need to rebalance your life.  1. Relieves Stress The Caregiver Action Network claims stress…

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5 Initial Signs of Alzheimer's to Keep a Lookout For in Cedar Valley, TX
5 Initial Signs of Alzheimer's to Keep a Lookout For in Cedar Valley, TX
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on September 25, 2017

As your elderly loved one ages, his or her cognitive abilities may begin to decrease. However, knowing the signs associated with age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s could help your loved one get treatment and slow the progression of the disease. Here are some of the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s.  1. Memory Loss  Memory loss does not include forgetting someone’s name and instantly correcting the issue. When pertaining to Alzheimer’s…

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7 Tips to Avoid Burnout for Caregivers in Cedar Valley, IA
7 Tips to Avoid Burnout for Caregivers in Cedar Valley, IA
By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on September 11, 2017

Caring for an elderly loved one can end up taking a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health. If you’re feeling fatigued, depressed, or overwhelmed, keep in mind these are common signs of caregiver burnout. Here are a few ways to care for yourself and prevent burnout. 1. Talk to Other People If you’re feeling stressed from caregiving, talk about it with friends or family members. Talking about your…

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By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on August 28, 2017

Seniors are at a higher risk of developing various age-related illnesses, including dementia. However, there are changes they can make to lower the risk. Here are some of the things you can do to help your loved one stave off dementia.  Discourage Smoking It can be difficult for seniors who have smoked most of their lives to quit, but smoking puts them at a higher risk of developing dementia. Smoking causes the arteries to narrow and blood pressure to rise, which has a negative effect on brain function. To help your loved one stop smoking, encourage him or her to engage in activities such as painting or playing cards when the urge to smoke arises. You should also have healthy…

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By Jessica Fairbanks, 9:00 am on August 14, 2017

At some point in an older loved one’s life, he or she may need in-home care. A senior might be recuperating from an illness or an injury or might develop dementia that inhibits him or her from living independently. Allowing an elderly loved one to receive assistance while remaining at home offers many benefits.  1. Allows Seniors to Remain in the Comfort of Home In-home care enables seniors to remain in a familiar environment surrounded by personal belongings. This factor is especially helpful when caring for seniors with dementia, as the home setting encourages calmness while preventing confusion. Ill or injured older adults heal faster when living in the comforts of home.  Many seniors prefer aging in place over moving…

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