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Are You a Caregiver? Read Our Tips on How to Prevent Burnout

Caring for an elderly parent can be as stressful as it is emotionally draining. It can be rewarding but it can also take a toll on your mental health. Not surprisingly, data from the National Alliance for Caregiving/ AARP has found that about 50 percent of family caregivers describe themselves as experiencing some level of […]
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Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease can be challenging and difficult.  Everyday can bring new challenges and surprises.  Communication can be difficult and issues, such as incontinence, mood swings and hallucinations may become more prevalent over time, making it increasingly difficult to give care. At some point, it may be time to start investigating home […]
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Heat Dangers and the Elderly

Heat is a potentially deadly problem; nearly 400 Americans die from heat waves each year. Most of them are elderly people who often don’t realize when they are overheating and in danger. In Southwest Florida, this especially is a problem as temperatures here can reach very high levels. Combined with high humidity, summertime especially can […]
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The Extensive Benefits of Art Therapy for the Elderly

It has been said that art has a therapeutic component for all kinds of people, whether the person creating the art is expressing emotions through the actual thing they are drawing or painting, or the person is alleviating anxiety through the actual motions and strokes of the brush or pencil. The benefits of art therapy […]
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Steps in Determining Care For Aging Family Members

Elderly family members typically have a strong desire to remain independent for as long as possible. In an effort to avoid becoming a burden on loved ones and remain in control of their own lives, aging family members will avoid asking for help. For this reason, it is often our responsibility to monitor the abilities […]
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Checklist: Is Your Elderly Loved One’s Home Safe?

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission says over 600,000 elderly Americans are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year, for injuries that occurred at home. Many of these injuries were easily preventable by taking some steps to ensure our elderly loved one’s homes are safe. Here is a checklist to help you evaluate your loved […]
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Tips to Help the Elderly Fight Depression During the Holidays and Beyond

The holidays are supposed to be a happy time – at least that is what society says. But, the reality is that some people may be going through a tough time, dealing with isolation and depression, and may need a little help to combat the holiday blues. The elderly, in particular, may have a hard […]
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Three Activities to Help Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s is one of life’s most devastating diseases. It’s estimated that just over 5.4 million Americans suffer in some way from Alzheimer’s, which involves a steady degradation of a person’s physical and mental capacity. There is no cure, and treatment can’t stop or reverse the disease. All caregivers can do is work to keep the […]
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Essential Holiday Tips When Visiting Elderly Family Members

  Providing proper care for the elderly is an ever-growing topic. Caregiving can be challenging, but caregiving at a distance poses additional challenges. Many times, caregivers are only able to visit with elderly family members during the holiday season, so it is important to take note of every detail during these visits, to ensure elderly […]
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4th Annual Conference on Aging

Register today for the 4th Annual Conference on Aging! See you there!  
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