Category Caregiver Skills

Effective Communication Skills for Better Caregiving

Caregiving by its nature involves an interdependence among people. Caregivers need other people if they are to get their needs met. Without effective interpersonal communication, life as a caregiver can be much more difficult than it has to be. But…
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Dementia Diagnosis in Family Members

Some memory problems are normal with age but others aren’t. When family members notice dementia-like symptoms such as memory loss and cognitive decline in a loved one, the family member(s) should accompany the loved one to the doctor to seek…
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Age and Driving- Tips for Safety

One of the first things people need to remember is that driving is a privilege, not a right. Many elderly drivers feel that taking away their keys is the equivalent of a teenager being grounded, and they resent being treated…
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Home Safety for Seniors

Home safety is crucial if you are caring for your loved one in your home. It is especially important if your loved one is left alone for any amount of time. There are a number of rather simple precautions that…
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Medicine Taking Precautions For Seniors

Countless people suffering from various diseases and ailments take countless medicines on daily basis. Apparently taking seems a simple task without any negative outcomes or other risks. Following are the common risks associated with inappropriate use of the drugs. Drug…
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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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Be Vigilant about Seniors Shopping Online in Holidays

Seniors have a lot of propensity to buy gifts in holidays season for their family members. They might prefer online shopping due to convenience and ease. However, online shopping can also be extremely risky for seniors. Furthermore, overspending can be…
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