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Support Groups for Seniors and Caregivers

Part of staying fit as a senior can involve being connected to a community of like-minded individuals. When cancer or other chronic disease strikes, such a support group can make a huge difference in both bodily healing and emotional well-being.…

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Helping Seniors Manage Money and Finances

Offering to help aging parents manage their finances may feel as awkward as talking about sex with them, but it’s a discussion adult children need to have. If one of your parents has a stroke or an incapacitating accident, you…

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Caring For Dementia Patients

Patients who are elderly and who suffer from dementia may be uncomfortable around anyone else or may refuse to work with a stranger in the home. However, there are several ways through which caregiver can influence the behavior of elderly…

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Becoming a Family Caregiver

When adult children live across state lines or have lucrative careers, choosing which adult child should care for Mom or Dad (or both) is likely to be decided by what is most convenient rather than who can do the best…

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Abuse in Elder Caregiving

Abuse does not just mean physical abuse. Abuse is physical, emotional, mental, sexual, or neglect. Elder abuse is dark and ugly. It happens in residential centers, at home, in your neighbor’s family, in medical facilities. It can happen anywhere there…

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Caring for Elderly Parents

As family members age, adult senior children are often put in the position of caring for an elderly parent. Many times the parent moves into the adult child’s home, or into a senior group home or facility. In either case,…

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Importance of Journal Keeping in Caregiving

Whether you yourself take care of elderly parents or get assistance from geriatric caregiving manager, a journal is an indispensable tool for caregiving. A caregiver journal is a daily account of patient care. It is a detailed view of what…

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Home Activities & Games for Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s patients are high maintenance. Caregivers are often overwhelmed and may need help but allowing the television to become an electronic babysitter can be detrimental to both children and adults. It is important to find things to do, especially activities…

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