Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

How to Help Aging Parents Without Overstepping Boundaries

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By vichie81 / Shutterstock.com Helping your aging parents just enough, but not too much, can make it tough to strike a balance that preserves your relationship and their independence as much as possible. If you’re not sure what to do, here are six ways to help

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How to Help Someone with Alzheimer’s in a Heartfelt Way

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By Photographee.eu/Shutterstock.com It’s hard to care for someone with Alzheimer’s if you don’t know about the disease or its progression. One of the most important things that you can do for both of your sakes is to educate yourself about the disease and what you can

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Adaptive Living for Patients with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a complex, progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement and cognitive ability over time. The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be mild at first, but they can quickly change to make even the simplest of daily tasks difficult and sometimes dangerous. From

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How to Measure Your Shoe Size and Width at Home

Online shopping is incredibly convenient and makes it easy to get exactly what you want delivered straight to your home. However, it can be difficult to shop online for clothing and shoes. Sizing charts aren’t standardized, and you simply won’t know for sure how something

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Caregiving During the Holidays

The holidays never fail to be an extremely busy, and hectic time of year. Full of laughter, joy and memories, the holidays also bring along busy schedules, shopping, and loads of preparation. It is a time you want to spend as much quality time with

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ADL & IADL: A Guide to Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

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If you have an elderly loved one, you have probably seen the acronyms ADL and IADL being used. These terms stand for “activities of daily living” and “instrumental activities of daily living.” Together, ADLs and IADLs encompass the full span of tasks that a person

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Charities and Non-Profit Organizations That Support Seniors

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September 5th marks International Day of Charity by the UN, to celebrate we are sharing some incredible organizations that we would encourage you and your community to support and donate to. All organizations mentioned support the wellbeing, health, justice and safety of the elderly. We

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Conversation Starters To Connect With Your Elderly Loved Ones

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Photo by Dennis Brendel on Unsplash As humans, we cherish moments of connection. A meaningful conversation has the power to subvert time by ingraining itself in our minds forever. While small talk possesses the ability to relieve awkward silence, your mind rarely holds on to it.

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