Category: Eldercare

Grayson home health care
16 Apr

The Elderly Nutrition Problem

Remember weekend dinners at the grandparents’, as the entire family came together around the table to share a hearty meal, chitchat, and laughter? Sadly, with a lot of families now living far away from their older relatives, along with so many urgent needs pulling us in numerous directions, it is hard to keep on with […]

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Senior man eating vegetables on patio
21 Mar

How Brain Healthy Foods Can Boost Cognitive Functioning

The remarkable research of a recent AARP study is in: those that maintain a healthy diet plan are twice as likely to consider their mental acuity to be very good or excellent compared to people who rarely eat well. In particular, a meal plan rich in brain healthy foods such as fish, fruits and vegetables […]

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Spending time with grandma
14 Mar

Before Visiting Someone with Dementia, Consider This Advice.

It may be a little intimidating to understand exactly what to mention and just how to act when spending time with someone you care about with dementia. And, sadly, due to a number of inherent symptoms of the disease, often relatives feel so uncomfortable they avoid going to see the person at all. Understanding a […]

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helping elderly parents
12 Feb

Top Tips for Helping Elderly Parents with Financial Management

It’s a sensitive topic to talk about when it comes to helping elderly parents, but one that needs to be resolved at some point: finances. Many adult children are hesitant to muddle with parents’ financial matters until there is a glaring need, but starting the dialogue prior to the need provides ample opportunity to ensure […]

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caring for aging parents
06 Feb

What Not to Say When Caring for Aging Parents

Honesty is always the best policy, right? However there are occasions when some truths are better left unsaid or at least worded more positively, particularly if talking with aging loved ones. While we might have the very best of intentions when caring for aging parents and helping them navigate through life, we could help alleviate […]

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Mature women talking
25 Jan

Denton Home Care Tips: How to Share Caregiving Without Family Division

Do you recall how challenging it could be as a child to learn the concept of sharing with your siblings? Despite the fact that the importance of thinking about others’ feelings, and of being fair, was impressed upon us early on, it can still be a difficult task to reduce sibling squabbles about difficult choices […]

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Discussing an Elderly Parent's Ability to Drive a Car
10 Jan

Giving up Driving: It May Be Bad for a Senior’s Health

It is among the more difficult decisions we face in older years, and an exceptionally sensitive matter for adult children to broach with their elderly parents: giving up driving. Driving a vehicle, while delivering an intrinsic feeling of freedom and independence, can become tremendously dangerous due to a variety of conditions linked to aging. And […]

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10 Jan

Can Your Family Afford Home Care and Avoid an Assisted Living Facility?

“I am looking forward to moving to an assisted living facility.” This isn’t a phrase you hear often from seniors. That’s because most seniors would prefer to age comfortably at home. However, there are numerous misunderstandings about who pays for care in your own home. Will home care be covered by Medicare or Medicaid or […]

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06 May

After-Stroke Support at Home Provides Positive Results

Each year, almost 800,000 Americans have a stroke. And while most people who have strokes survive, many are left with life-changing aftereffects. Some of the effects may be minor, but others may result in drastic changes in the stroke survivor’s personality, difficulties in the ability to speak, walk or perform everyday activities. A stroke can […]

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10 Apr

Dallas Area Seniors – Are You Taking These 5 Vitamins?

Fatigue, lack of energy, aches and pains…are these all a normal part of aging that we simply have to accept? Or could these symptoms be reduced or even alleviated altogether through the use of the right kinds and amounts of vitamins? Although nothing takes the place of a well-balanced diet and plenty of exercise, for […]

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