Ultra-rapid advances in technology are making it increasingly difficult to stay abreast of the latest online threats. This is especially true for older device and platform users who are hardly "tech-savvy". Social media platforms, gaming apps, and video hosting sites provide outstanding opportunities to socialize.
Fewer things are more enjoyable than having family and friends over for a fun evening of food and conversation. If you are an older adult in the Miami Beach area and are considering planning a dinner party, you might have some concerns.
Many people dream of living at home for as long as they can. However, that isn't always easy. That being said, there are plenty of things that you can do to make sure that you or your family members can continue to live at home even if they were diagnosed with Alzheimer's, dementia, or Parkinson's. The kitchen is one area that may need some work. Here is some in-home care guide that you can do.
Caregiving is hard work that can leave you feeling lonely if you don't have anyone to turn to for support. Having a support system makes all the difference in the type and level of care you provide. It also helps you stay healthy, both mentally and physically, so that you can provide the best care that you can.
Not everyone can communicate how they feel, and none of us like to see another in pain. We especially don't want another to be in pain without us knowing. Recognizing the signs of pain and discomfort is an important skill for a caregiver. Here are some signs and strategies for identifying and dealing with pain in the elderly.
Caring for an elderly loved one from afar can be difficult, especially if you don't have much experience with distance caregiving. While it might be hard to have to watch your loved one deal with the symptoms of old age and growing infirmity while you're thousands of miles away, there are ways that you can care for them from afar to keep them healthy and happy as long as possible. Here are some tips on how to provide the best care possible from across the country or even across the world.
When caring for others is a priority, it's still important to take care of yourself, too. Without taking time to focus on yourself, you risk becoming overwhelmed by stress and fatigue. We know these feelings as "caregiver fatigue", and it involves your body, your emotions, and your mind.
A tiny time change can affect the health of our seniors. Daylight saving time shift can impact the well-being of a person, especially the elderly. The change in daylight savings time disrupts the sleep cycle and other routine activities responsible for our seniors' health. We must help our seniors adapt to the new clock settings by adjusting their meal intakes, and sleep and wake schedules.
Parkinson's Disease is a neurological disease known for affecting movement. It results from the destruction of the nerve cells responsible for coordinating senses, activities, and emotions. It affects the muscles, and people with the disease experience movements for more than eight years. For people with the disease, you need a caregiver to handle the patient most of the time.
Unlike what most people may beleive, dementia does not always mean a diminished life. Seniors living with dementia can enjoy an engaging, purposeful, and fun life like anybody else. Much as they can't enjoy some activities due to their conditions, they can still do plenty of activities to stay happy and entertained. If you are a caregiver or a family member brainstorming activities to keep a senior active, below are several.
My mother-in-law and father-in-law were in their 90's and overall doing well at maintaining their life in their home. However, with an increasing shuffling gate, the hazards were increasing.
Visiting with family during the holidays can be a special part of holiday traditions. Many families missed out on in-person visiting in order to remain safe and prevent the potential spread of viruses. But this year, if the right precautions were taken and state mandates were followed, you may have decided to visit family and friends.
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