Category: CARE TIPS

Simple Exercises to Help Prevent Senior Falls

As adults age, there are many physical changes that happen to the body. For example, we start to lose strength and balance, and our reflexes slow down. These effects of aging can make it easier for seniors to trip or slip and make it more difficult for them to regain balance after they start to […]

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Ways to Manage Sundowning in Seniors with Alzheimer’s

As a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s, you may have noticed changes in their personality in the late afternoon or early evening. These changes could be because of sundowning. According to AARP, roughly 20% of people with Alzheimer’s experience sundowning, which is also referred to as sundown syndrome and sundowners. The changes in seniors experiencing […]

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The New Seasonal Flu Vaccine for Seniors

Flu season is almost here, and that means it’s time to start making vaccination plans. Complications from the flu are dangerous for everyone, but they can have particularly damaging effects for older adults. Seniors are at the highest risk for flu-related deaths, and tend to have a poor immune response against the disease. The CDC […]

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Quick Tips to Help Family Caregivers Recharge

Family caregivers are often given well-meant advice to take care of themselves, but that’s easier said than done when an individual is balancing caring for an aging family member, holding down a full-time job, and raising children. Caregivers often end up exhausted or burned out because they simply cannot find the time to practice self-care. […]

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How to Protect Seniors from Financial Scams

While everyone is a potential victim of financial fraud, seniors are especially at risk. Scammers target seniors because they believe seniors have more money at their disposal than younger people and tend to be trusting and polite. Seniors lose around $3 billion a year to financial scams, but becoming the victim of fraud is preventable […]

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Hydration for Older Adults: Simple Tips and Why It’s So Important

Good nutrition is an essential factor in lifelong health, and hydration is one of its most overlooked components. Water helps us maintain body temperature, pump blood through the body, absorb vitamins and minerals, prevent urinary tract infections, and remove waste and toxic substances from the body. But did you know that seniors are at a […]

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Choosing Home Care Services for Cancer Treatment and Recovery

A loved one receiving a cancer diagnosis is a lot for families to process. Feelings of confusion, anger, and grief can arise, and navigating the medical system can be challenging. In addition, because most cancer treatments occur on an outpatient basis, a spouse, adult child, or other trusted relative or friend is often called upon […]

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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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Diet Secrets to Keep Senior Parents Healthy: Nutrition for Older Adults

On a recent visit to mom’s, you notice that she’s looking a little thinner than you remember. When you ask about her diet, she brushes you off, or maybe shares that cooking and planning meals has become more difficult for her. But with so much nutrition advice out there, it’s hard to know exactly how […]

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How Aware Senior Care’s Approach to Dementia Care at Home Is Changing Lives

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, many feelings may arise, including fear, grief, and confusion. However, partnering with a home care agency can help both you and a loved one adjust to a new diagnosis. Dementia care at home is a more accessible option than many people think, […]

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