Posts Tagged ‘Elderly care’


Elder Care: 20 IMPORTANT Things to Locate and Keep

Many years ago, I started down the path of elder care.  My parents were in need of someone to help them.  I’m that person.  I wish I knew then what I know now, especially about organizing their important information.  It would have made my elder care road easier. My parents aren’t organized people.  This led […]

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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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Elder Care – What If You’re the Only Sibling Near By or Willing to Help?

Years ago, taking care of our elderly Mom and Dad was a different situation.  Many families had a maiden sister or aunt who stayed home with the parents and took care of them until they passed.  The maiden care giver didn’t have another job and was supported by the family members who married and moved […]

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Prescription Medications, The Elderly and Pill Boxes – What Do I Do When They Don’t Mix?

The elderly and prescription medications go hand in hand.  As our bodies age many elderly find the number of their prescription medications rise in direct proportion.  Many of the prescriptions they take are life threatening if they are taken incorrectly, take to many, or not enough.  A crucial time in our elderly lives is when […]

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Should I Go to the Doctor Visits with My Elderly Parent?

Elder care can be a very rewarding endeavor.  If you are an Informal Caregiver, (A family member, friend, or any other person who provides elder care without pay) you may not have professional training in caring for the elderly.  This was my case.  I was thrown into the role without any formal training.  I’m the […]

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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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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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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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