Category: Eldercare

An adult daughter and her mother spending time together
27 Feb

Senior Home Care in Dallas Helps Manage Aging’s In-Between Stage

The earliest signs can be so subtle that many people wouldn’t even recognize that anything is amiss. Mom is extroverted, friendly, and conversational when visiting your family and while running errands. However those closest to her have begun to pick up on concerns: forgetting about the soup cooking on the stove, leading to a scorched […]

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Senior woman checking label on medication
20 Feb

Alzheimer’s Disease Care in Dallas: Understanding the Two Main Medications

The latest Alzheimer’s statistics are worrying. The condition is currently the 6th leading cause of death, rising above both breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Even though deaths from other chronic conditions, such as heart disease, are decreasing, those from Alzheimer’s have jumped in excess of 100%. The toll the illness takes on family caregivers […]

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Mature couple holding hands
12 Feb

Making a Marriage Work Amongst Strains of Senior Care

In marriage we pledge to stick together for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health – but what does not come up in our vows to one another is how to deal with the mounting challenges of senior care as our parents age. Nevertheless, with our life span increasing, it’s […]

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helicopter-parents
27 Dec

Could You and Your Siblings Be Helicopter Children?

We’ve all known helicopter parents, particularly when a daughter or son leaves for college. In fact, we could be guilty of hovering too closely ourselves. Discovering that perfect harmony between caring and overstepping our boundaries is not very easy. And now, with the additional number of sandwich generationers providing care for both aging parents and […]

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Senior woman with caregiver
12 Nov

Denton Home Care Tips: Create a Plan to Reduce Senior Fall Risk

Falls involving senior citizens are all too common and may have dire consequences. Taking preventative measures is important, such as examining the home for fall risks like throw rugs and various tripping hazards, inadequate lighting, and a lack of appropriate grab bars and railings. But there’s another tactic being suggested now: developing a fall plan […]

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Senior man patient in hospital eating lunch
06 Nov

Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, and… a Trip to the Emergency Center?

While we may well visualize a Norman Rockwell-worthy Thanksgiving celebration, with the entire family enjoying quality time with each other and Grandma’s customary food, the truth for a number of families includes something unexpected: a trip to the hospital. The fact is, statistics illustrate that emergency center visits for older adults increase an astounding 10% […]

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Cropped shot of a mature businesswoman looking tired while sitting at her desk
24 Oct

Does Your Employer Offer Senior Care Leave? They Should!

Businesses have long respected the need for new parents to take time away from their career to focus on the many needs of a newborn, but what’s been acknowledged a great deal less is the equally important need for adult children to take time off to care for their aging parents. Yet as our life […]

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Sad elephant sitting on a bench on the glade
17 Oct

An Elephant’s Memory & Alzheimer’s Disease May Have an Interesting Connection

The old saying is true: elephants actually do have impressive memories, even into their old age. To illustrate, they are able to recollect and go back to very particular locations years after visiting them, irrespective of age. Just what can we glean from elephants which may lead to improving our own cognitive functioning as we […]

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Depressed senior man sitting with female carer
10 Oct

Safety vs. Independence: The Classic Senior Care Argument

It’s a disagreement that emerges for numerous families: older adults adamantly desire to age in place in their own homes, while their relatives are worried about their well-being. And there’s a debate to be made in both instances. Older adults, especially those who live alone, deal with a range of risks: falls that can bring […]

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Denton home care
20 Sep

Denton Home Care Tips: How to Provide Care for Difficult Parents

When it comes to caregiving for a family member, family dynamics can play a big part in the caregiver’s outlook. For people who have been brought up by caring parents who provided for all their needs, offering the same level of care may just be second nature. But what if you’ve been scarred by childhood […]

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