5 Ways To Cope When A Loved One Is Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s

5 Ways To Cope When A Loved One Is Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can be a blow not only for the patient but also for that patient’s family. Fortunately, several things will help your loved one and your whole family prepare for the future. Figure Out What to Expect Most people know the general facts when it comes to Alzheimer’s. If your loved one is affected, you will want to do a bit of research. Your doctor will likely have a variety of resources available to help you and…

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5 Ways To Stimulate The Brain And Keep The Mind Sharp

5 Ways To Stimulate The Brain And Keep The Mind Sharp

Regular mental stimulation is said to help avoid age-related mental degeneration and may even slow disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia. If you have an elderly loved one, these tricks  may help: Sudoku: A fun and engaging numbers game, sudoku requires the player to see patterns and strategize. Because Sudoku is difficult, it can also give one a sense of accomplishment after the puzzle is solved. Chess: Another classic strategy game, chess is a great way to keep the mind…

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Difficult Truths About Caring For Someone With Dementia

Difficult Truths About Caring For Someone With Dementia

If you have a loved one who has recently been diagnosed with dementia, you may be going through the process of preparing to become a primary caregiver for that individual. As you step into your new role, here are a few things to remember: It Will Get Worse: Unfortunately, Dementia is progressive by definition, and while your loved one is occasionally forgetful now, they’ll have more trouble in the future. At some point, your loved one may not be able…

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Four Signs That You Need A Break

Four Signs That You Need A Break

Taking care of an ill or elderly relative can place an additional toll on our already busy lives. As a caretaker, it is also important that you remain in good physical and mental health- which means taking breaks. Here are four red flags that you should not ignore: Becoming Forgetful: It’s normal to forget something once in a while, but if your memory is getting worse and you seem to be forgetting everything, it may be a sign that you…

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3 Reasons To Stay On Top Of Your Loved One’s Blood Sugar

3 Reasons To Stay On Top Of Your Loved One’s Blood Sugar

Diabetes is becoming a nationwide epidemic. But, when your loved one is suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s, diabetes treatment and monitoring is even harder because it often falls to you, the caregiver, to manage the problem. Moreover, because diabetes is so prevalent and tends to run in families, this means that you may have more than one diabetic in the household. Here are three reasons to make managing diabetes a priority: It Effects Eyesight: Diabetes can cause both transient and…

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5 Tips And Tricks For Keeping On Top Of Your Loved One’s Medications

5 Tips And Tricks For Keeping On Top Of Your Loved One’s Medications

If you are caring for an ill loved one, you are probably dealing with multiple medications and dosing schedules. While it is important that anyone who is prescribed medication is taking medications properly, it can also be extremely confusing to caregivers. If you are struggling with the drugs, here are five tips to help you stay on top of your loved one’s treatment regimen: Note It Down: Keep a list of all medications taken by your loved one either in…

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5 Reasons To Control Blood Pressure A Blood Sugar

5 Reasons To Control Blood Pressure A Blood Sugar

If you are taking care of a loved one who requires consistent care for a specific condition such as Alzheimer’s, it can be difficult to ensure that their overall health is intact. High blood pressure and diabetes are some of the most common problems faced by older Americans and these diseases can have severe consequences for the entire body when left unchecked. Here are 5 things to be aware of: Avoid The Emergency: Certain blood pressure and blood sugar measurements…

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5 Tips For New Care Takers

5 Tips For New Care Takers

Taking care of a relative who is suffering from a degenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia is an honorable venture. However, if you are new at taking care of an adult, here are a few things that can help ease the transition: Write Things Down: A medical diagnosis can be overwhelming under the best of circumstances and educating yourself about the condition is always the first step. Unfortunately, many individuals assume that they can remember everything that they are…

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Understanding Cataracts

Understanding Cataracts

Everyone gets cataracts eventually. However, some individuals get cataracts sooner than others and not all cataracts cause the same amount of vision loss. As a caretaker, you may be responsible for ensuring that your loved one has regular and appropriate follow-ups when it comes to their vision and you will have to make sure that they receive appropriate care when it comes to cataract surgery. What Is A Cataract? A cataract is defined as an opacification in the crystalline lens…

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5 Foods To Eat For A Stronger Mind

5 Foods To Eat For A Stronger Mind

Having someone in your family diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can be life-changing- especially if you are in a position to become that person’s caretaker. In addition to a lifestyle alteration, news of the diagnosis can also cause concern because Alzheimer’s does possess a hereditary component- meaning that if one of your parents have the disease, you have a higher chance of being affected as well. Fortunately, Alzheimer’s is the product of several factors including diet, and eating a healthy diet can…

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