Tag Archives: caring for aging parents

Enjoying Visits With Your Elderly Family Member

By Erin Treder It's not easy to see someone close to you lose her ability to communicate as she once did. As the family member of a person who is confused, you may find communicating with your loved one increasingly difficult. Alzheimer's disease and related dementia can affect a person's ability to understand information and make…
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Visiting Elderly Parents for the Holidays? – 6 Safety Signs to Watch For

By Gail McGonigle Planning for the Holidays often includes the anticipation of spending time with elderly loved ones. But, too often there's that lurking question: "Is mom or dad ok at home alone?" The realization that our parents are no longer the vibrant folks we knew is distressing. You may start wondering if caring for an…
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Music Activities for Seniors in Nursing Homes

By DJ Hughes Music activities for seniors in nursing homes and other care facilities can help their emotional and psychological needs. Music, songs, singing and playing instruments all contribute to creative expression and stimulation, as well as group participation. Seniors in geriatric and palliative care can benefit from a vibrant music program. Alzheimer's and other dementia…
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6 Essential Tips to Keep the Home Safe for the Elderly

by: Joseph Pressley It is common that some individuals who reach the phase of old age still remains in their home with the company of a few family members or some may live alone. Home provided for the elderly must be safe, comfortable and must be free from any hazards. It must be a place…
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What Becomes of Our Aging Relatives?

by: Andy Maingam Many sombre grandparents sit at home alone wondering if anyone actually cares anymore. Phone calls are few and far between, visits are even rarer, and when they do occur, the conversation is often shallow and semi formal. This communication frequently feels superficial to the one being visited. It's almost as if the…
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How Elderly Help Can Keep Grandma in Her Home

by Bob Kohut Some senior citizens can be extremely stubborn in their adamant and repeated refusals to even consider for a moment the possibility of leaving the homes in which they have lived for most of their adult lives.  If you find yourself growing increasingly concerned about a situation like this in your own experience,…
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Curb the urge to take over

by Joy Loverde When it comes to being a family caregiver and you’re making your best attempt on a moment-to-moment basis to assist aging parents and elderly loved ones, it may feel like you are always on the brink of flat out demanding that they do things your way. I understand because I’m in the…
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Random Thoughts

by Joy Loverde As I write this blog, my Mom is savoring every life experience possible. She is in excellent health, works out with me at the gym six days a week, cooks up a storm for the entire family, has complete command of her mental faculties, is surrounded by five loving children, maintains a…
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Top Ten 2009 EldercareABC Posts by Christy Cuellar-Wentz

By Christy Cuellar-Wentz Handling Unexpected Life Stories in Eldercare “Hurry up girls, the cops are coming!”  My grandfather’s startling words rang through the house.  I came running, and discovered him vividly reliving an incident involving illegal activities that occurred many years before I was born. Mobility Joggers for Outdoor Senior Living My grandfather loved the…
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How to Convince Aging Parents to Get the Help

Many people worry about their aging parents. Their common question is how I convince my aging parents to get the help that I think they need. However, before getting an answer to this question, it is important to delve deep inside to see why you want this for your parent. Is it because you are…
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