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Important Tips for Keeping Your Elderly Loved Ones Safe During COVID 19

Important Tips for Keeping Your Elderly Loved Ones Safe During COVID 19

COVID 19 has made a huge impact on our society and the world as a whole. As we wait for a long-term solution, here is what you can do right now to help keep your elderly loved ones safe during the pandemic: Take it Seriously: Despite millions of cases around the world, some people are still in denial about the risks. Educate yourself and your family about the dangers that COVID -19 poses. This disease is dangerous for people at…

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Stroke Tips for Caregivers

Stroke Tips for Caregivers

Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke can not only save a life but also prevent irrevisable damage. A stroke is essentially a sudden interruption of blood flow to the brain. Brain cells don’t survive without constant blood flow, which is why symptoms start quickly after the occlusion. If you’re taking care of someone who has underlying health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or high cholesterol, they are at a higher risk for a stroke. This…

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Protecting Loved Ones from Viral Infections

Protecting Loved Ones from Viral Infections

The flu and now COVID 19 are particularly dangerous for elderly individuals, especially those with underlying health conditions. If you’ve been worried about a loved one who is under your care becoming ill, here is what you need to know: Get Educated: The CDC and the WHO both have great information on a variety of illnesses including the flu and COVID 19. When in doubt, follow the guidance of these websites and check your local city website for the most…

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5 Tips for Avoiding Falls in the Elderly

5 Tips for Avoiding Falls in the Elderly

Falling can be painful at any age but, for the elderly, a fall can lead to serious damage including broken bones. If you are taking care of an elderly loved one, preventing falls should definitely be a priority. Here are five things you can try to help ensure that your loved one isn’t hurt by a fall: Tai Chi: In addition to providing great mobility training and exercise, Tai Chi also helps improve balance and building strength. Tai Chi can…

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Tips for Coping with Decreased Vision

Tips for Coping with Decreased Vision

It is no secret that our vision decreases as we age. However, if you are a caregiver to an elderly parent or family member, witnessing that individual struggle with visual changes can be heartbreaking. Here are a few things that you can do to help your loved one through the process: Make Eye Exams a Priority It is recommended that all individuals get an annual eye exam. However, with age, regular checkups become even more important. Learn About the Disease…

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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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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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5 Signs Not To Ignore In Your Elder Loved One

5 Signs Not To Ignore In Your Elder Loved One

The human body changes with age. This includes well known and visible changes such as wrinkles or menopause, but will also include changes in memory, muscle strength, and even digestion. While some changes are normal signs of aging, others can be a warning for a serious problem. Whether you are the designated caretaker for an elderly relative, or you just want to ensure that your loved one gets the best care- here are five signs not to ignore: Short-Term Memory…

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