Category: Senior Care Tips

Difficult Diagnosis
06 Nov

Why Staying Positive After a Difficult Diagnosis Can Positively Affect Health

Have you ever felt yourself ramping up to bubble over with unrestrained laughter, at the most ill-timed moment – in a packed elevator, a hushed waiting room, or a religious service? Although there are, obviously, occasions when we must stamp down the silliness, writer Jane Heller says that, “Humor can keep us balanced, even in […]

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Portrait of tender mother daughter moment
10 Oct

Acceptance: It’s Not Giving Up to Get Help At Home

In Isaac Asimov’s opinion, “The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.” It’s a common feeling for lots of family caregivers when their loved one is diagnosed with a chronic condition, such as dementia. And though this may generate some level of comfort in assuming that life can carry on as […]

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chronic disease care management - elder care denton tx
14 Aug

A New Approach for Chronic Disease Care Management: Let the Patient Take Control

Regarding chronic diseases, older adults are the experts, hands down, with as many as three out of four older persons affected by several conditions that are chronic, call for extensive medical attention, and place limits on activities. With the constant barrage of bloodwork as well as other medical tests, doctors’ appointments and procedures, and medications, […]

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13 Jun

Tips for Taking Advantage of Every Doctor’s Appointment

On any particular day, a doctor likely has approximately 20 patients to see – combined with phone calls, paperwork, and other administrative duties. That leaves very little time to spend with each patient, which explains why it is imperative to capitalize on that time and be sure you clearly comprehend the results of each doctor’s […]

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An emergency department sign.
09 May

Know the Signs of Stroke and What to Do to Best Help

Stroke is listed by the National Stroke Association as the fifth top reason for death in the U.S., with upwards of 800,000 individuals suffering from a stroke annually. This translates to every 40 seconds, somebody, somewhere in the U.S. has a stroke. And every 4 minutes, an individual dies because of a stroke. If you […]

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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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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 holiday depression - senior care university park
16 Nov

Overcome Senior Holiday Depression with These Home Care Tips

Ah, the holidays: they’re either the most wonderful time of the year, or the most challenging. For many seniors who have lost loved ones, are struggling with chronic medical conditions, or are going through isolation and loneliness, it’s natural to experience some level of depression during the holidays. And, the family caregivers who take care […]

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senior fall risk - university park home care
12 Nov

University Park 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 any senior fall risk such as 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 […]

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