Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

Coping with disrobing a senior with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Anti Strip Advice For Senior With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia A common symptom for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia is the tendency to try to remove their clothes. As with many Alzheimer's symptoms, it can be difficult to explain the phenomenon, especially as the brain deteriorates more

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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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Caregiver Tips For Dressing a Patient

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You can never have too much knowledge, whether you are starting your first day as a healthcare professional, or in your final week on the job. Here are some caregiver tips to help keep you and your patient safe when it comes to dressing that

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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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Tips for Moving Aging Parents

Moving aging parents into a home across town or across the country doesn't have to be stressful. It is helpful to have these tips regardless of whether you have a move planned or not- just in case. There are many reasons why your loved one

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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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How to Buy Adaptive Clothing

Resources to care for seniors like how to buy adaptive clothing is becoming better refined and accessible. There was a time when looking for easy to wear shoes and no stress shirts were hard to come by. But as the need for these products continues

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How to Safely Help Someone Up After a Fall

Older people are prone to falling due to limited mobility. As a caregiver, it’s important to take as many actions as possible to prevent falls in the first place. Of course, there are instances where such precautions are still not enough. When a senior has fallen,

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Chair Yoga For Seniors With Dementia and Alzheimer’s

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Many caregivers and senior care facilities are encouraging chair yoga for their patients. Majority of the research that is available to us supports that exercise is extremely beneficial to the function of our brains. For those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, exercising regularly shows improvements in

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