Everyone feels “blue” at certain times during his or her life. In fact, feelings of sadness and discouragement are perfectly normal for everyone, especially people who are dealing with the death of a family member or a sudden change in their lives. People who have recently retired, buried a spouse, or even simply moved to a care home usually feel upset or unhappy for a while. They might feel sad, have no appetite, have trouble sleeping, and think about death often.
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Here you will find helpful tips, loving advice, and useful information to make caring for an aging loved one a bit easier.
As an unseasonably warm winter fades into an even warmer spring, people are already wondering what the summer has in store temperature wise. Whatever level the mercury rises to, however, there’s no doubt we will all hear the warning: “Stay Hydrated.” So just how do you follow the advice? While it’s tempting to drink iced tea or an ice cold soda when it’s hot, the reality is that it’s not good for you. There are too many calories and too much sugar, not to mention the cost. Water is best, and cheapest. But that, of course, begs the question; how much water should you drink?
As average life expectancy continues to grow longer, more and more of us could be faced with the task of dealing with aging parents. There are many components to this type of care. And while you may have considered how to go about arranging care to help with your parents' day-to-day activities, you may have overlooked the financial impact caregiving can have. The financial cost of caregiving for you and your family depends on the level of care you give and your family's status. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP (American Association of Retired Persons), there are over 22 million US households caring for a friend or relative over the age of 50, with 41 percent of those caregivers having children of their own, meaning that many caregivers carry out dual caregiving roles.
Here are some tips to reduce the risk of injuries from falls and other causes that are especially prone to seniors.