With the holidays approaching quickly, here is a gadget that will keep your senior safe while cooking. Don't let your senior miss out on the fun in the kitchen. Create a safe environment and your loved ones can participate.
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Looking for safe holiday activities for seniors can be a real concern for caregivers and family members. Seniors that want to get involved in the seasonal energy may go looking for activity that may lead to dangerous situations. It's a great idea to have a plan for things that they can enjoy and be safe as well.
Don't let the holidays disrupt your senior loved one's routine. It's easy and even tempting to use the holidays as an excuse to veer off track and be spontaneous or fun. But for your loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's, their schedule is a comfort. This is even more so during this busy time of year, full of unexpected events and faces.
If you have a loved one that suffers from dementia, you already know how hard that condition is to deal with. Not just for your loved one, but for others. Being unable to keep a tight hold on one's memory, and drifting from the present to the past, can make life difficult. This is especially true if you need to take a car trip with your loved one. However, there is a simple thing you can do to make life easier on them, and on you.
As a caregiver or if you have a senior loved one, it’s crucial to implement a proper skin care routine to keep your senior healthy. Seniors are more prone to skin conditions that can become serious and that may spread to muscles and bone. Becoming aware of common skin changes in the elderly can help you prevent long-term health problems.
Have you heard of hearing aids? Not only can they improve your quality of life, they can help to slow the progress of cognitive disorders. According to researchers at John Hopkins, the stress of decoding sounds may render individuals more susceptible to cognitive disorders including dementia. Hearing aids can eliminate that stress and greatly improve a senior's quality of life. The big question is this: how will you know when you need one? Here are three ways to help you determine whether you need a hearing aid.
Every senior caregiver needs regular breaks when watching over a loved one whether that means a five-minute coffee break each day or a few free hours during the week. When you're considering respite care, here are some questions to ask to determine the kind of care your loved one needs.
As we age, we naturally begin to forget things. That doesn’t mean you can’t do things to slow the inevitable process. Here are 5 Ways to Improve Memory for Seniors.
Going back to school is exciting and scary at the same time. For some family caregivers, the obstacles may seem overwhelming. However, with proper planning and forethought, you can find both the time and the money to return to college at your own pace.
Do you often think back on your childhood? Do you remember listening to your grandparents’ stories? As we age, reminiscing can be more than a way to pass time: it can actually be very beneficial to both seniors and their loved ones. Read on to learn about 5 Benefits of Senior Reminiscing