Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

8 Easy-to-Start Stretching Exercises for Seniors

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By Rido / Shutterstock.com Stretching exercises for seniors are an easy, low-impact way for older adults to incorporate movement into their daily routine and to work on improving their balance. Stretching for just a few minutes a day can make a big difference in how you

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Accessible Clothing for Wheelchair Users

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People living with disabilities often lack the representation they deserve. The right representation means celebrating stories of their triumphs and not just the stigmas. Disability success stories define those moments when difficulties and struggles were overcome with resilience, determination, and will power. In a market that

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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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Creativity, Eldercare, and Caregiving: Are they related?

Creative Outlet for Caregivers

What I wish I knew about family caregiving early on is that the 24/7 ongoing responsibilities never let up. We do many things for our elders in the caregiving years. We rush to the hospital in the middle of the night and we spend countless hours

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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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Essential Nursing Home Apparel for Women

When circumstances arise that make dressing a challenge, transitioning to adaptive clothing is an obvious choice.  But where do you start?  Starting any wardrobe from scratch can seem overwhelming.  The team here at Giving Care wanted to help by providing a starting place for a

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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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Problems Veterans Face: How to Take Care of Them

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There are 18.2 million veterans in the United States. They were once the bravest men we know who risked their lives and sacrificed their time with their families just to protect our freedom. Unfortunately, many are unable to get back to the society, live a

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