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August 22, 2018

9 Strategies to Reduce Falls for People With Dementia By Caregivers

Dementia increases the risk of falling. Research shows that people with dementia have a significantly higher risk of falling than people who don’t have the cognitive disorder, says Alexa Rohach, a physical therapist at Providence Saint […]
August 21, 2018

Convincing A Loved One To Go To A Nursing Home

Virtually no one wants to either live in a nursing home or place a loved one in such a facility. However, according to Linda Breytspraak, Center on Aging Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City, “Today, people over […]
August 16, 2018

7 Ways to Fight Caregiver Stress

Caring for a loved one can be overwhelming. And as the population ages, more and more family members are taking on that role. In fact, the Mayo Clinic estimates that informal caregivers provide 80 percent of long-term […]
June 27, 2018

There Is No Pain with Dementia

Losing a loved one is never easy. It is said that the hardest thing one will ever endure is burying a child. The second hardest is burying a spouse.
June 18, 2018

My Mother Doesn’t Listen To Me! The New Role Of Eldercare Mediation

As a geriatric care manager, I am considered an expert in issues relating to the elderly.  However, where my mother is concerned, I am just a daughter who cares.  She often takes the advice of friends […]
June 13, 2018

Bathing How-To’s for Parents with Alzheimer’s Disease

There are a wealth of questions on how to get aging parents to bathe – especially when the elder has Alzheimer’s or severe dementia.
June 4, 2018

Wandering Top Tips: What Causes Seniors with Dementia to Wander?

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for understanding why dementia patients wander.
May 30, 2018

Helping Caregiver Mom Remember: Coping with Dementia

“Am I 90 Yet? Mom asked. I heard those words many times the last year of mother’s life. My mother’s memory was fading. Nevertheless, she was still sharp in certain areas, for example; remembering her standing […]
May 24, 2018

Caregivers Depression Among Elderly People

You’re visiting your elderly Dad, and notice that he just doesn’t seem to have his old “spark.” He speaks slowly. He doesn’t want to go out. He spends his time watching TV or falling asleep during […]

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