Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day when Your Mother has Passed

Coping with the loss of a parent is one of the hardest challenges in life. Come holidays like Mother’s Day, it can be especially painful if your mom has passed or you are no longer in contact. No matter your situation, Mother’s Day remains an

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7 Best Self-Care Tips For Seniors

Older man sitting on a bench in a city. Looking downwards. People walking by at a distance.

Aging is what we make it. For some, the limited mobility and reduced performance that come with age sound intimidating, but there are steps you can take to help you age gracefully.

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Chair Yoga For Seniors With Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Two older women doing a yoga class.

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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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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Are you in denial about your aging parents?

Denial is a powerful defense mechanism that we all use unconsciously or willingly to cope with stressful situations. While it’s completely human to do so, denial should be seen as a stepping stone to handle related issues, rather than a long-term solution. In the case of

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Meditation: How to Lessen Anxiety in 10 Minutes

What is Anxiety Anxiety is an overwhelming feeling that can consume your entire body and mind. People who have not experienced a panic attack don’t understand how it can affect you. There are many ways to deal with anxiety including therapy and medication. But there is

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Depression in the Elderly

Many people think that depression is a natural part of the aging process, but that is not true. In fact, there is actually a name for it, which is geriatric depression. Depression is common. Approximately 15 million people in the United States have depression symptoms

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How to Prevent Senior Isolation

As adults age, it’s common for their social connections to decrease due to lack of mobility, retirement, and other reasons. No matter the cause of senior isolation, it is crucial for caregivers to take extra measures to promote socialization. The consequences of feeling lonely for

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