Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

A Caregiver Shares Her Experiences

Female Caregivers

Lauren Dykovitz is a writer and author. Her mom, Jerie, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 at age 62. Lauren self-published her first book, Learning to Weather the Storm: A Story of Life, Love, and Alzheimer's. She writes about her experience on her blog,

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Top Rated and Reviewed Hospital Gowns

Silvert's Hospital Gowns

Being in a hospital is never easy for anyone, whether you are young or old. It may be more stressful for seniors to be hospitalized because of their preexisting health conditions. They may also fear the chances of recurring trips to the hospital for various

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Oral Hygiene for the Elderly

Why is Oral Hygiene Important? Oral hygiene is important for people of all ages. Brushing and flossing reduces your risk of cavities and gum disease as well as a host of other oral health problems. There’s even some evidence that proper oral hygiene reduces your risk

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9 Tips For Dealing With Incontinence

Do You Suffer With Incontinence? Many people in the later stages of life suffer from some form of incontinence. As a senior with incontinence, the first thing for you to know is that it’s normal. Many of your friends have the same condition, and it’s not

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Thanksgiving Holiday Activities For Seniors

Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is almost here, and this is the perfect opportunity to make the days ahead brighter and festive for the elderly in nursing homes and facilities or those living at home with limited mobility due to a health concern. The Thanksgiving holiday festivities don’t need

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Living and Thriving with Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. In other words, it is a chronic condition that largely affects the brain and spinal cord. It is also frustratingly mysterious, with no clear cause or cure. Though its symptoms and their

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8 Tips for Post Surgery Care At Home

What steps can caregivers take to make post-operative care and experience better? Getting surgery done is a stressful decision despite the positive outcomes it can bring. For seniors, it is even more difficult because of slow healing and increased risk of complications. Post-operative care for

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11 Great Gift Ideas for People with Arthritis

Of course, people with rheumatoid arthritis enjoy personalized gifts like the rest of us. However, a gift to help them through their struggle shows concern and care for their condition. There are a number of tools that make everyday life less challenging. Which one will

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