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Three Common Behavioral Changes in Dementia Patients One of the most difficult symptoms of dementia for those who suffer from it and for their loved ones is the behavioral changes caused by the disease. As the brain slowly deteriorates it can cause anxiety, depression, inhibition, poor judgment, uncontrolled outbursts, and hallucinations. If your loved one...
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Fall Prevention in the Elderly – 5 Warning Signs to Prevent Falls at Home The fear of falling is not unfounded. A significant fall can ruin the independence of an elderly adult at home. Understanding fall prevention in the elderly and finding ways to avert risk can help you lower the chances of a fall...
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Five Ways to Tell if a Loved One is Depressed Depression is a clinical condition that is much more than feeling sad. It is a medical condition that affects the brain and makes it difficult for a person to feel joy or happiness. It can make coping with daily life extremely difficult and casts a...
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How to Help Your Elderly Parents Engage with Their World Is your elderly loved one unable or unwilling to pursue the activities that once brought them joy? Here’s a four-step process you can use to help them re-engage: Your mom used to love fishing, but now she complains that her hands are too unsteady to...
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Considering a Care Manager? What You Need to Know Are you feeling overwhelmed by the difficult challenges associated with aging? Is your responsibility to care for a loved one becoming unmanageable? You are not alone, as it is normal to encounter medical, legal, financial, and psychological complications related to aging that eventually points you in...
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Caring for Someone with Dementia (And Yourself) Caring for someone with dementia can be quite challenging. In its early stages, dementia may appear as mild cognitive impairment, characterized by confusion, impaired judgment and forgetfulness. However, as time goes on, your loved one may be affected at a deeper, more concerning level. Some people with dementia...
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How to Talk to Your Elderly Parents About Money Ever since her father passed away last year, Jayne has tried to talk with her 75-year-old mother about how she’s managing her personal finances. “I’m fine,” is all Jayne’s mother will say. “You don’t need to worry about me.” Jack hits the same proverbial brick wall...
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4 Most Common Dementia Behaviors (How to Manage) Understanding dementia and how it relates to memory loss isn’t easy. However, managing dementia behaviors and understanding how it affects understanding (cognition), anger and judgment are very difficult for most caregivers. Dementia is a general term used to describe a variety of conditions that occur when there’s...
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Senior Care Around the World: Innovation and Bright Ideas from Countries Across the Globe As the United States grapples with the realities of its large and aging Baby Boom generation, other countries are experiencing similar demographic trends.  China, for instance, will have an over-65 population of roughly 500 million people by 2050. The worldwide preponderance...
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Caregiver Services: Knowing When To Seek Extra Help Recognizing the Signs: Inability to recall physician’s advice and ordersForgetting to take medications or taking them improperlyContinuous and repetitious seeking of support for same issuesInability to eat properly, prepare or obtain foodDevelopment of a medical crisis that threatens independence, i.e. broken hipIncreasing clutter/lack of adequate housekeepingA loss...
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