Posts Tagged Respite for Caregivers

Grieving for a Loved One Who is Still Living

Grieving for a Loved One Who is Still Living

There are situations that can further complicate our ability to mourn a loss. My heart goes out to all of you who are dealing with the pain of caring

Caregiver Self Care, End of Life, Loss, Parents Care

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Journaling as a Mode of Self-Care for Caregivers

Journaling as a Mode of Self-Care for Caregivers

If you are taking care of elderly parents or others with a chronic illness 24/7 in your own home, you are under stress. The stress can go on for years

Caregivers, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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Help for Senior Caregivers: How to Prevent and Detect Strokes

Help for Senior Caregivers: How to Prevent and Detect Strokes

In the next 40 seconds, someone in the United States will have a stroke. Are your elderly parents among those at highest risk? A stroke occurs when

Parents Care, Senior Health Concerns, Strokes

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The Benefits of Senior-Youth Relationships

The Benefits of Senior-Youth Relationships

Our culture is now more age-segregated with diminished interaction between generations. With our increasingly high-tech society lacking in face-to-fac

Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Points to Ponder

Alzheimer’s Disease – Points to Ponder

Right at Home, a company offering home care in Minnesota, provides ongoing training for our caregivers about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of

Alzheimer's, Dementia, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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Preventing Dementia Patients from Wandering

Preventing Dementia Patients from Wandering

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that as many as 60 percent of people with dementia, a condition with decreased memory or mental ability, will wa

Aging in Place, Alzheimer's, Caregiving, Dementia, Parents Care

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Dementia Care: 5 Activities for People with Memory Loss

Dementia Care: 5 Activities for People with Memory Loss

When you are caring for family members with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, it’s easy to get caught up in the tasks of daily living and t

Alzheimer's, Dementia, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Why Your Elderly Parents Aren’t Eating (And What You Can Do About It)

Why Your Elderly Parents Aren’t Eating (And What You Can Do About It)

So much of the care for older people revolves around medical issues . . . appointments, lab tests, hospitalizations, falls, and other complicated issu

Aging in Place, Nutrition, Parents Care

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Role Reversal: Home Care Hos-pi-tal-i-ty

Role Reversal:  Home Care Hos-pi-tal-i-ty

It never ceases to amaze me how hospitable many of my clients are to me when I arrive at their homes for our initial meeting and assessment.  I have

Companionship, Home Care, In-Home Care, Senior Psychology

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Elder Care in Minnesota: Parkinson’s Care

Elder Care in Minnesota: Parkinson's Care

Although Parkinson’s disease is not fatal itself, the Centers for Disease Control lists Parkinson’s complications as the 14th leading cause of dea

Caregiving, Parkinson's

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