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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4 Ways To Slow Dementia And Alzheimer’s

4 Ways To Slow Dementia And Alzheimer’s

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease- which is actually a more severe form of dementia, can be hard on both the affected individual and their loved ones. Because these disorders affect an individual’s ability to properly function, it is important that a caretaker is designated that is able to help the individual with tasks as well as ensure that doctor’s orders are followed- including the proper use of prescribed medication. While Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia do…

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4 Normal Aging Changes That May Be Symptoms For Something Else

4 Normal Aging Changes That May Be Symptoms For Something Else

As humans age, several changes occur throughout the body. While we know that some of these changes are normal, there are some symptoms that may be a sign of trouble. If you are caring for a loved one who is elderly or suffers from an illness, it may be up to you to recognize alarming symptoms. Here are four changes that can point to a problem: Rapid Visual Changes: While vision, especially nearsighted vision, gets naturally worse with age, rapid…

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Top 5 Benefits Of In-Home Healthcare

Top 5 Benefits Of In-Home Healthcare

Caring for a loved one who is disabled or ill may feel like a strictly family related job. However, there are plenty of benefits to enlisting outside help. If you are a primary caretaker, here are a few reasons to consider calling for reinforcements: Self-Care Between work, family and other responsibilities, most Americans lead hectic, busy lives. The added responsibility for caring for a loved can leave you worn out which will, over time, have an impact on your performance…

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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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5 Problematic Signs Of Normal Aging

5 Problematic Signs Of Normal Aging

The human body changes with age. Unfortunately, not all changes are for the better. If you are caring for an elderly loved one, you should anticipate some of these changes- and their consequences: Thinner Skin: The human skin tends to thin with age, which can lead to dryness, breaking, and abrasions. Remind your loved one to be extra careful both indoors and outside to avoid injury. Hormonal Changes: Changes in the production of certain hormones are natural with age and…

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8 Alzheimer’s Facts To Keep In Mind If Your Loved One Is Diagnosed

8 Alzheimer’s Facts To Keep In Mind If Your Loved One Is Diagnosed

Alzheimer’s is a difficult disease both for the affected individual and for their families. If you have a loved one who has been newly diagnosed, here are a few things to keep in mind: It’s Not A Rare Condition: Studies show that, in the US, one in ten people over 65 have the disease. It’s Not Limited To The Elderly: While most of the individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s are over 65 years old, there is a form of the…

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4 Things You Need To Know If You’re Trying Non-Traditional Medicine

4 Things You Need To Know If You’re Trying Non-Traditional Medicine

Natural cures, or folk remedies, have been used for centuries. In some cases, patients, or families of patients may turn to natural treatments when traditional medicine doesn’t deliver results. In other cases, the natural remedies may be a part of the family tradition or a cultural tradition. Before adding a natural cure or folk remedy to your loved one’s care regimen, it’s always best to check with a doctor. Natural Cures Aren’t Formally Tested: Many natural cures and folk remedies…

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Stroke Signs That Everyone Should Recognize

Stroke Signs That Everyone Should Recognize

A stroke can cause major damage or even death. This is especially true for the elderly or ill individuals who are already at risk for other problems. During a stroke, brain cells cannot receive the blood that they need to survive and begin to die as a result. Unfortunately, the damage from a stroke is irreversible, which is why it is important to know the signs and to act quickly. Speech: Stroke victims often experience confusion in their speech and…

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