Archive for the ‘Elder Care’ Category


Are Supplements safe for the Elderly?

There is a lot of mixed messages in the medical field in regards to supplements.  I know I, personally, have heard doctors say many different things.  When it comes to vitamin supplements, some doctors believe in them and some think spending money on them is a waste. We are bombarded daily on TV with many […]

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A Pearl of Wisdom for a Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming this Sunday.  It’s a great celebration of life!  It doesn’t matter how we came to our relationship we call “Mom”.  We could have been born to our Moms, or adopted, or someone who nurtured us through out our lives.  Our relationships with these special ladies has helped form us into the […]

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Why is the Power of Attorney Document Important for the Elderly?

Most of us value our privacy.  When we grow older and need more help, our desire for privacy doesn’t go away.  It can be very uncomfortable for many senior citizens to hand the reins of their life over to junior to make life and death decisions for them with a Power of Attorney document.  If […]

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How to Handle the Stress and Depression of Elder Care

Stress happens to everyone.  For someone who is involved in elder care giving, it can be magnified a hundred fold.  There are many studies which show the care giver has a higher chance of experience stress related illness.  Chronic depression, often, plagues care givers.  Is is possible to alleviate some of this crushing stress? First […]

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Can the Villian Sleep Apnea Cause Dementia?

There seems to be a large number of the aging population in this country who seem to be spending their “golden years” locked into the isolating condition of dementia.  I understand, there are more people living to a ripe old age.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every person who lived long enough to reach retirement […]

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The 7 Signs to Watch for in a Deadly Stroke

Strokes can happen to anyone in any age group.  It is most prevalent in senior citizens due to many age related health issues.  A stroke can be life threatening.  We must stay vigilant for any signs of stroke in our loved ones and ourselves. A stroke can happen very quickly or can be preceded by […]

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Danger! Prescription Medications and Our Elderly

There is a danger lurking behind every smiling face of our aging elder’s professional caregivers. I believe it is a subject that kills and damages many of our senior citizens every year.  This danger is drug reactions and over medicating the elderly. This isn’t something any professional caregiver would ever, consciously, attempt to do.  Let’s […]

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3 Tips on Elder Care Bathing

A hundred years ago, washing clothes was a time consuming all day affair, and baths were an infrequent luxury.  We have progressed over the years.  When we age, bathing can still fall into the infrequent category for many reasons. When people age, they can become less steady on their feet and the job of getting […]

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