Posts Tagged ‘elder care’


5 Tips for Keeping Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s and Dementia from Wandering

Every year, in the news, we hear stories of an elderly person wandering away from home and dying from being lost outside.  It doesn’t take long for an old person to succumb to adverse weather.  There are other dangers out there such as water hazards, busy streets, industrial sites, etc.  For those of us who […]

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5 Tips to Make Your Elder’s Hospital Visit Less Traumatic

The last few days, I have been writing articles on hospital visits for the elderly.  What items to have available for an emergency room visit and what a care giver can do to be prepared for a hospital stay.  Today, I would like to tell you about how you can continue to help your loved […]

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14 Stress Relieving Tips for a Care Giver to Survive an Elder Loved One’s Hospital Stay

Hospital visits can be very stressful for care givers.  When our loved one must spend time in the hospital, they are in need of all of our attention and there are many questions to be answered.  How can we keep our stress levels down?  I’ve found being prepared ahead of time helps me stay focused […]

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Care Givers for Elders – What Do I Need to Have for An Emergency Room Visit?

I have been a care giver for several aging seniors over the years.  One of the things I had to “grow into” was the knowledge about what to do when emergency visits happen.  As my elders aged, hospital visits seem to increase.  The first few times, my husband and I only had the presence of […]

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Alzheimer’s – A Daughter’s Thoughts About Love and Mom

Alzheimer’s is a cruel dictator.  It robs its subjects of their memories, their lifestyle and eventually their lives.  It doesn’t care who it rules, only chooses its victim and then becomes relentless as it steals a piece of their life day after day. My Mother has this terrible affliction.  We have had to move her […]

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What are the 11 Signs of Dementia?

We are very fortunate to live in a time of medical advancements, especially in regards to elder care.  People are living longer lives.  The dark side of an increased life span is the many adverse effects of the aging brain.  If you have known very many elderly people, the chances are high that you have […]

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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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