Posts Tagged ‘senior citizens’


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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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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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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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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