Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

How to Communicate With Someone Who Has Dementia

Learning how to communicate better with somebody with dementia is the key to avoiding conflict. Improved communication between you and your loved one allows for the relationship to remain as healthy and functional as possible. While their memory and capacity for communication begin to fade,

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10 Steps to Help Your Parents Find the Best Medicare Coverage

Since 2005, our agency has helped Medicare beneficiaries navigate the enrollment and plan selection process. The confusion that comes with Medicare’s rules and regulations is frustrating for the beneficiaries trying to figure it all out. Likewise, the process is overwhelming for adult-children trying to help

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Are you in denial about your aging parents?

Denial is a powerful defense mechanism that we all use unconsciously or willingly to cope with stressful situations. While it’s completely human to do so, denial should be seen as a stepping stone to handle related issues, rather than a long-term solution. In the case of

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Adaptive Tools for Senior Fitness

Aging is no reason to stop exercising. If anything, it is more a reason to stay on top of your physical fitness. It keeps the body and mind functioning to the best of its ability for aging parents and their caregivers alike. However, some elements

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Meditation: How to Lessen Anxiety in 10 Minutes

What is Anxiety Anxiety is an overwhelming feeling that can consume your entire body and mind. People who have not experienced a panic attack don’t understand how it can affect you. There are many ways to deal with anxiety including therapy and medication. But there is

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How Medicare Covers Wheelchairs

If you are approaching Medicare eligibility and have mobility problems, coverage for a wheelchair may be very important to you. Fortunately, Medicare has great benefits for durable medical equipment (DME), including canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. Medicare is made up of two parts: hospital benefits and outpatient

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Engaging Seniors with Dementia: Special Summer Events

In Engaging Seniors with Dementia: Summer Activity Guide, we covered some fun games and activities to keep our loved ones' minds active. For bigger commitment (and bigger impact) activity planning, you can throw an event to keep seniors engaged! Are you planning a summer party

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Engaging Seniors with Dementia: Summer Activity Guide

Summer Activities for Dementia Patients People living with dementia still need to keep their minds active, albeit differently than everybody else. Here are some summer activities to pursue with your loved ones to bring about pleasant memories and feelings. Food for Thought Reminiscence activities are a great way

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What Should I look for In Adaptive Apparel?

Adaptive clothing for seniors

Adaptive apparel should be designed with one goal in mind - to make dressing easier. Whether you are a caregiver, someone who struggles with independent dressing, or are simply purchasing for a loved one, there are some important questions to consider.  Many people ask questions like, “What

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