Category: CARE FOR ALZHEIMER’S, DEMENTIA, THE CHRONICALLY ILL, AND DISABLED

The Effects of Alzheimer’s on Eyesight and Hallucinations

As Alzheimer’s progresses, it can have a number of negative effects on a person’s day-to-day life. Some effects can include challenges with eyesight as well as hallucinations. These complications can lead to many safety concerns, and it’s important that caregivers of people with dementia are able to navigate eyesight and hallucination issues in the safest, […]

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Learn These Tips to Help Seniors Living with COPD

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard for seniors living with COPD to breathe. It often causes the following symptoms: A cough that produces large amounts of mucus Shortness of breath Wheezing Chest tightness And more Although COPD has […]

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Simple Strategies Anyone Can Do for Managing Agitation in Alzheimer’s Patients

When providing care for a family member with Alzheimer’s you might notice that he or she occasionally becomes aggressive or agitated. Agitation in Alzheimer’s patients can be quite common, and while it may be a difficult or even upsetting behavior, it is manageable. Here are some tips to help you reassure and redirect the senior […]

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Senior Caregivers with Heart: Why Caregivers Are the Foundation of Our Business

At Aware Senior Care, we’re passionate about providing excellent home care and dementia care in Raleigh and the surrounding areas, and that excellence begins with our caregivers. Our care team is at the heart of everything we do. In fact, we like to say that we are a Caregiver First company. Listen to caregiver Christine Hawes talk […]

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How Home Care is Helping Seniors Thrive

As our loved ones get older, they may encounter roadblocks when it comes to living a full and happy life. Sometimes, these roadblocks might result in “geriatric failure to thrive”. This is a generalized medical condition encompassing symptoms such as inertia, loss of appetite, weight loss, and poor nutrition or eating habits. These symptoms can […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors During COVID

Our team has put together 6 holiday gift ideas for seniors to help you share the love with your parents, grandparents, and or an elderly neighbor who might appreciate a kind word and thoughtful gift.

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How to Help Senior Citizens During COVID Christmas Season – 14 Worthwhile Ideas

By all accounts, 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for all of us. Political tensions, racial unrest, global disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic have stretched us thin. As we turn another page on the calendar and look towards the holidays, many of us are starting to look forward to seeing friends and family (albeit […]

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#TuesdayTip: Is It Normal Aging or Dementia?

Today’s Tuesday Tip is a Q&A with Gina Murray, RN BSN, the co-founder of Aware Senior Care and a certified Teepa Snow dementia trainer. In this conversation, we talk about our up-and-coming webinar, “Normal vs. Not-Normal Aging” with Melanie Bunn of Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to CareTM team. What is normal aging vs dementia and what will people interested in attending take away from the webinar?

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Caregiver Corner with Marie: Caregiving as a Career

We sat down for a chat in this Caregiver Corner with Marie Hiller, a Certified Nursing Assistant with Aware Senior Care.

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Caregiving for Someone with COVID-19: Protecting Yourself and Them!

Yes, you can care for someone who has COVID-19 and keep yourself (and others) safe.  Concerns surrounding caregiving for someone with COVID-19 is understandable. While social media and the internet in general provide the world’s knowledge in seconds, the unintended side effect can be inaccurate information that can obscure what we really need to know. […]

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