Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Aging

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition characterized by an experience of a traumatic event and following psychological impact so severe that it impairs normal function for an extended period of time. The initial emotional shock, fear, anxiety, sadness, and anger may subside over

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Senior Suicide: Elderly Loved Ones are at Risk

Every 1.5 hours, an American adult over the age of 65 commits suicide. This is the unfortunate and dark reality that should be acknowledged and addressed. Why do Seniors Struggle with Suicidal Thoughts? As many people enter their 60s and 70s, they tend to look back on

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Early Signs of Dementia

What is Dementia? Dementia is a broad term to describe the impairment of memory, communication and thinking. As we age, our cognitive abilities lower and memory loss becomes common with old age. Dementia is more extreme where that decline can greatly affect one’s ability to function

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Got a Parent Who Does Nothing All Day?

You get along fine with Mom and Dad. You have your life, and they have theirs. You do what you want and so do they. Sometimes that means your parents spend their entire day doing nothing more than sitting around the house watching TV, reading

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5 Tips for Dressing Elderly Loved Ones

Paralysis, lowered mobility, and other physical challenges make it difficult for older adults to get in and out of their clothes. At Silverts, we believe getting seniors dressed should be the least of a caregiver’s struggles. That’s why people all over the world trust us

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Drinking and Dementia Don’t Mix: How Families Can Help

People with dementia who are also experiencing alcoholism or alcohol abuse is a very challenging situation for family members to manage. Alcoholism speeds the decline in the skills needed for independent living, worsens behavioural problems, and raises concerns of safety for the affected family member

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