Category: Warning Signs

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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18 May

Dallas Home Care Advice | Watching for Strokes in the Blink of an Eye

As our population ages, the healthcare community is placing more attention on conditions like strokes. There are two types of strokes: hemorrhagic (bleeding in the brain) and ischemic (blockage in the brain). Ischemic strokes are the most common ones, usually caused by blood clots that block the flow of blood to parts of the brain. […]

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20 Dec

’Tis the Season to Discuss a Plan of Care

You’ve come home for the holidays and you’ve noticed the warning signs that your loved one is in need of care. What now? Although it may seem difficult at first to set the wheels in motion, addressing that care is needed with aging loved ones can reduce worry and possibly prevent a serious emergency. The […]

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13 Dec

Home for the Holidays: How to Recognize Warning Signs that Care is Needed

Getting together with older loved ones in the Dallas and Denton areas this holiday season? It may be a good time to take stock of how an elderly loved one is doing and to see if there may be warning signs that care is needed in the home. As families come together for the holidays, […]

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19 Aug

Warning Signs: Typical Age-Related Behavior or Alzheimer’s Symptoms?

Sometimes people won’t admit they need help to stay at home, and others may be unaware they need extra help in order to maintain a healthy and safe home environment. Knowing and watching for signs that could indicate extra assistance is needed may well fall on others: family, friends or advisers. Back in February, we […]

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05 Aug

Starting the Conversation: How to Talk to Your Loved One About In-Home Care

Remaining independent is vital to older adults, and oftentimes the thought of surrendering even a small amount of that independence can lead to objections. It’s common for elderly loved ones to feel uncomfortable with the idea of needing a hand around the house or having an in-home caregiver. But when a loved one is showing […]

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25 Feb

Understanding and Managing Hoarding in the Elderly

Hoarding is a delicate, psychological issue that often affects elderly individuals. Many people do not understand or know how to deal with hoarding properly. The immediate reaction is often to begin throwing out perceived junk. This, however, can upset the hoarder and exacerbate the problem. The key is to help the person who hoards understand […]

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18 Feb

Recognizing the Signs and Protecting Against Elder Fraud

Who would take advantage of a sweet older woman? Unfortunately a lot of people. Seniors are vulnerable to fraud from people who, while seemingly well intentioned, are out to make a quick buck. In fact, elder fraud costs older adults more than $2.6 billion per year Recognizing elder fraud red flags can help you protect […]

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11 Feb

Warning Signs that Care is Needed: Money Problems

No one likes to talk about money. It’s a very personal issue, and everyone has the right to spend their money how they see fit, even if they make some mistakes with it. However, when someone’s finances get off track, it can often be embarrassing and cause the person to hide money-related problems from their […]

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04 Feb

The Telltale Signs that Care is Needed

Admitting the need for help at home is difficult, especially for highly independent seniors. Because of this, family members, neighbors, and loved ones may not be aware that it is time for some extra help to maintain a healthy and safe home environment. Knowing and watching for signs that could indicate extra assistance is needed […]

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