Posts Tagged ‘Old age’


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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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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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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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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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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