Tag Archives: caring for parents

How To Help Your Aging Parents Deal With Getting Older

by: Mark Etinger "I find it a lousy deal. There's no advantage in getting older. I'm 74 now. You don't get smarter, you don't get wiser, you don't get more mellow, you don't get more kindly. Nothing good happens. Your back hurts more. You get more indigestion. Your eyesight isn't as good. You need a…
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5 Fun Activities For Elderly People

by: Nancy L. Brown Elderly People need to keep their mind active and stay alert so that their brain power stays strong. It is like that saying that I have heard from my late Grandma a saying that she believed in - "Use It or Lose It". So if you stay active within the mind…
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How to Care for Someone With Dementia

by: Shane Michael Dalton Firstly, It is important that someone who has been diagnosed with dementia remains as independent as possible and continues to carry out their normal activities and any occupation for as long as they possibly can. While people with mild dementia often experience problems with short-term memory, they may recall memories from…
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Some Information on Live in Caregivers

by: Alvaro Buckley If you have a senior citizen in the family then it is imperative to give them round the clock attention so that they can go about their daily chores normally. Taking care of older people is not as easy as babysitting as they can be nasty and refuse to cooperate; because they think…
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A Nursing Home at Holiday Time

By Sandy L. White Have you visited a nursing home at Christmas time? It can be as magical as watching little children light up when they see twinkling lights, pretty packages, Santa Claus, hear Christmas music and smell cinnamon, ginger and pine. (more…)
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Eldercare – a Burden or a Blessing

If you are old enough to be getting ready for the day when your parents can no longer care for themselves, you are old enough to remember the hit television series of the 1970s -- The Waltons. That show depicted a time and a culture where our elders were not considered a burden to be…
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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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Taking Care of a Loved One During the Holidays?

By Gretchen Canedo The holiday season is supposed to be a joyful time spent with our loved ones. But if are caring for a loved one needing personal assistance in order to help them remain living at home, you know the season can quickly turn into a period of emotional stress and physical exhaustion. The best…
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The Best Gifts for Elderly Parents

By DJ Hughes Are you looking for gifts for your elderly parents or grandparents? It can seem like a difficult thing to find just the right gift. True, some people are more difficult to buy for, but they are usually just picky and too particular. Generally speaking, gifts for the elderly are quite plentiful and not…
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