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Knowing the Signs and How to Avoid Senior Anxiety

Does an older adult you love struggle with enjoying activities or sleeping well, or are they experiencing memory problems? Before chalking it up to the common effects of growing older, consider another common culprit: anxiety. It’s a common occurrence in older adults, but there are effective ways to help them avoid senior anxiety. In addition …

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Use the 6 Rs to Optimize Dementia Care for Seniors

You ARE making a difference! You ARE capable! You ARE doing an excellent job! These are just a few positive affirmations you may need to repeat to yourself if you provide dementia care for seniors. And while you’re self-affirming, there are several additional “Rs” that can help both you and the person in your care; …

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What to Do When a Person With Dementia Doesn’t Recognize You

You’ve been taking care of Mom since her dementia diagnosis. You have been working through a number of the challenging symptoms. However one day, she looks at you and calls you by a different name – that of her husband or younger brother or father. Do you correct her, reminding her that you’re her son? …

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How to Support a Loved One During a Short-Term Rehab Stay

After a hospitalization or surgical procedure, the doctor may recommend short-term rehab in a facility prior to the person returning home. This is usually a time of intensive therapy to boost healing and recovery. However, the notion of moving into an assisted living facility or nursing home even for a few weeks or months can …

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Try This Fun and Effective Dementia Care Technique: Improv

Creativity, adaptability, and a healthy dose of lighthearted fun are some of the top ingredients to healthy and effective dementia care techniques. It stands to reason then that a spontaneous activity like improvisation is a great method to connect and engage with someone dealing with cognitive challenges. Not only does it allow you to pivot …

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Senior Hygiene: How Frequently Should an Older Adult Bathe?

Sinking into a soothing, warm, bubble bath at the end of a stressful day and stepping into a hot, invigorating shower first thing in the morning are daily pleasures for a great many of us. But it really is possible to have too much of a good thing with regards to senior hygiene and bathing …

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Learning The Risks of Emotional Empathy in Family Caregiving

Empathy is, obviously, a crucial characteristic of effective caregiving. The ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes helps you to better meet their needs. However, there is one particular type of empathy you need to understand as a caregiver in order to protect your own overall health: emotional empathy. Emotional empathy takes caring to …

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