Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

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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Getting Dressed in All Stages of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by toxic changes in the brain. Therefore, it largely impairs memory and judgment, although motor skills may also be affected when brain signals meant to control muscles are damaged. Getting dressed can become a struggle for both patients and their caregivers. With

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Meditation & Mindfulness for Seniors

meditation and mindfulness for seniors

There is no question about the importance of being social, especially elderly people who are prone to isolation and thus depression. Physical and mental health can be greatly improved with some good ol’ company or community-based activity. Time with family and friends is incredibly important in an

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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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Don’t You Remember Me? Forgive the Forget

It can be upsetting and frustrating when a loved one with dementia forgets who his/her family members are. Sometimes it’s a case of not being able to recognize faces. Many times I have heard family members say, “He thinks I am his sister,” or “Mom

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You’re diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Now what?

Good for you. You were brave enough to get tested, and your courage will pay off bigtime. Not only will you be able to stay in control of your decision-making process, you will also be minimizing risk of accidents to yourself and others. Your quality of

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