Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia and is the most common type of dementing disease afflicting the elderly. It is a slow, progressive and ultimately fatal disease. When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related disease, the decision for care can be quite challenging.
When asked, most seniors would express a strong desire to remain independent in their home and active in their community for as long as physically possible. Caring and consistent home care for your elderly loved one from Senior Helpers of Florence, 859-283-5500, makes it possible for your family to find peace of mind.
In today’s society, it is common for extended families to be separated from loved ones by long distances. At some point in your loved one’s life, they will become unable to properly care for themselves. In that instance, you are faced with the challenge of long-distance care giving.
When facing an illness or injury, most people would feel better in their own home. If a loved one is recuperating at home from an operation or illness, they can still benefit greatly from the in-home senior care assistance available from Senior Helpers of Florence.
Since it is the middle of the summer, it is important to find safe summertime activities for your senior loved one to enjoy. When the sun is shining high and bright in the sky, and the heat feels oppressive, make it a day to organize some scrapbooks and share some family memories indoors with the air conditioning on to keep cool.
When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related disease, your family may worry about the best option for care for an elderly loved one. Although traditional forms of dementia and Alzheimer’s care typically focused on the impaired person, Senior Helpers of Florence, 859-283-5500, understands the importance of broadening to include the family as well.
If your veteran loved one has become frailer and requires personal care assistance, it is possible that your loved one can keep their dignity and remain in the privacy of their beloved home with the help of a compassionate caregiver from Senior Helpers of Florence. When the decision about proper assistance for a veteran loved one becomes your responsibility, you may worry which is the best option.
Many seniors currently live active lifestyles and wish to remain a part of their social circles and participate in local events. Some medications and dementia related diseases may make driving unsafe. A trusted caregiver from Senior Helpers can provide the transportation to and from local events, appointments, and shopping as desired by a senior loved one. Transportation helps to maintain independence because a senior loved one is still a part of their community without worry about returning home safely.
With warmer weather, we are sure to be more on the go than during the cooler months of the year. Daily activities with friends and neighbors become more of a regular occurrence outside the home. As we leave and rejoin new activities, items can end up left haphazardly on tables and floors. It is especially important that we keep our senior’s home safe by keeping trip hazards out of harm’s way.
When it comes to living independently at home for a senior loved one, it’s important to always keep their safety in mind. One key step for living safely at home is to keep a list of important doctor names and numbers near the home phone.
June marks the end of school, the start of summer and a special holiday created for celebrating fathers everywhere. If your dad is like a lot of other dads, he’s probably expecting a new tie. This Fathers Day, step out of the box and give Dad something he won’t expect.
Summer is a highly traveled time of year for most people. The weather is warmer and attractions are open for visitors. As you may already know, traveling with an aging loved one can be complicated at times. It is important to keep our aging loved ones actively involved in family outings, including on vacations.
There are many reasons why we celebrate. The primary reason we celebrate is to bring family and friends together. There are many calendar dates that provide reason to get together and spend time, but they don’t have to be the only time friends and family gather together. Take the time find little reasons to celebrate.
There is nothing quite as binding in a family as a passed down recipe, holding secret ingredients and loving memories. Some of the most comforting smells are the smells of home. Take the time to pull out your mom’s favorite recipes, and try to recreate those special scents and delicious meals. If your mom is coping with a dementia related disease, such as Alzheimer’s, the familiar smells and tastes may stir up some memories.
Day-to-day life can get pretty hectic and even stressful at times. With busy schedules and time consuming projects, we can get wrapped up in our to-do lists and find it difficult to unwind. Long term stress can have long term effects if not kept in check.
Caregivers are special people. Those who spend their days caring for another human being are very giving to others. Because caregivers are often performing tasks that are time-consuming and often thankless, it is important to remember to take time to take care of themselves.
The long sought-after secret to feeling better and living longer is staying active. Finding a workout routine that works for your aging loved one and helping them stick with it can pay big dividends. Regular exercise helps older people stay independent and may even prevent diabetes, heart trouble, arthritis pain, anxiety and depression.
Some families are facing the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia related disease in their elderly loved one. Since dementia makes it difficult to remember events and deteriorates memory, remaining at home in a familiar environment can prove to be very beneficial for your loved one.
Earth day falls on April 22nd each year to remind us to treat our planet with love and care. We want to treat our Earth with kindness and this day is a yearly reminder for environmental protection. There are many ways we can show our support for this movement to care for the land we live on.
When a family is learning to cope with a loved one who is recently diagnosed with a dementia related disease, they may feel weighed down with the many options available for assistance. In some cases, a family may choose to move their loved one to an assisted living facility or nursing home. They may feel that they are unable to give their loved one the type of care they need to function.
Now more than ever it is important to find ways to build a healthy heart. There are a few ways to maintain a healthy heart like eating a balanced diet, not smoking, limiting alcohol intake, and exercising. Regular heart screenings will help to monitor blood pressure and cholesterol levels and help you to maintain healthy cardiovascular function. While it is important to stay physically healthy, it is equally vital to have a happy heart.