Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

How to Deal with Incontinence in the Elderly

Causes of incontinence in elderly

It’s never easy to talk about incontinence.  In fact, many choose simply not to talk about it - not with their healthcare providers or with their family.  Incontinence, on its own, is not overly debilitating, however its effect on quality of life is massive and

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Are You Helping Your Senior Loved Downsize?

Whether preparing to transition into an assisted living facility or just looking to make some extra space to accommodate life changes, you will notice they will have to downsize.  Though this process can seem overwhelming, it can make daily life easier to manage and will

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Speaking to People With Alzheimer’s

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Learning how to talk to your loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia is crucial for maintaining a healthy relationship. While speaking to people with Alzheimer's is not always easy, it is possible through practice and can be extremely rewarding. As these diseases progress from

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What to Do About Repetitive Questions

How to navigate an endless question loop Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia's affect the brain — which means they often cause problems with short-term memory. This can lead to repetitive behaviors, such as asking a repetitive question. Though your elderly loved one doesn’t mean to be

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How to Manage Back Pain

Low back pain is very common; almost everyone can expect to experience it at some point in their lives. If you have ever struggled with back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Perhaps you suffer from arthritis or you lifted something the wrong

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Top Ten Activities for People Living with Alzheimer’s

Living with Alzheimer's can cause confusion, stress and embarrassment when trying to interact in larger groups. It’s important to understand that Alzheimer's is a chronic, progressive degenerative disease. Over time, patients can have a hard communicating with others. This doesn’t mean that an Alzheimer's sufferer

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Protect Your Feet – A Diabetic View

Diabetic neuropathy is a condition that happens when a diabetic has chronically high blood sugar levels. High blood sugar eventually lead to nerve damage which causes numbness in the extremities. This usually affects the feet, creating numbness all throughout the feet. Diabetics need to take

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