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In today’s blog, we will talk about mental health and being a family caregiver. A lot of research has been done on the association between physical and psychological health and being a family caregiver. Since mental and physical health can be impacted by caregiving, it is important to practice healthy lifestyle habits to help ease the stressors that come with caregiving.
If the person you care for is living with Alzheimer's or dementia, it is important to support their emotional needs. There are many ways to accomplish this, such as reminiscing about something personal and positive, through hands-on activities or communicated through...
A Short History of Alzheimer’s: First Reported Case and Incidence Over Time Dementia is a general term describing degenerative neurological conditions. Alzheimer’s is a kind of dementia that causes the brain to atrophy and brain cells to die. It is a condition that...
Tuesday Tips for Caregivers ~ Mobility Issues & Activities for Aging Adults Mobility is a key component in feeling independent, healthy, and overall satisfied. As we age, we are at greater risk of becoming less mobile due to aging-related issues. These issues can...
Keeping track of your loved one’s medication can be a lot to handle. Read ElderCare’s blog for tips on how to make this task easier.
You have a host of options before you to spend quality time with your love done. In today’s blog, we will go over different fun activities that you and your loved one can do both together or by yourselves.
If you are a family caregiver, then you are likely needed to step in and provide support in various ways. One common area in which caregivers need to help is transportation. Transportation, like driving or flying, can often be stressful for those living with dementia.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new drug called aducanumab, marketed as Aduhelm and created by the drug company Biogen. It is a amyloid beta-directed antibody used to reduce the plaques that are characteristic of Alzheimer’s. Despite this seemingly positive news, there still remains many questions unanswered, as well as some controversy around the approval.
At ElderCare at Home, we understand and appreciate the constant strain and pressure family caregivers are under. We also believe that self-care does not have to be an added stressor to your already long list of “to do” items. Today, we want to go over one form of self-care that is meant to help SAVE you time: meal preparation.
In today’s blog we will go over communication tips for family caregivers who are caring for an aging loved one, and particularly those caring for a loved one living with a degenerative neurological disorder.