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5 Ways to Avoid Burnout When Caring For Seniors with Alzheimer's

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It can be hard caring for a senior or loved one with Alzheimer's disease. Not only is it time-consuming, but it can be mentally and physically draining. Burnout is common among caregivers of those with Alzheimer's, but it can be avoided by taking the proper precautions. Here is a list of some things you can do to minimize your risk of burnout.

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Tips to Help Determine if Memory Loss is Normal

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It's not uncommon for people to become a bit more forgetful as they age. If you have a loved one who is having some memory problems, it's important to determine if it's age-related or if it's dementia. There are a few tips to help you.

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3 Tips For Dealing With Wandering

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

We all love the seniors in our lives. Whether they're our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or just close family friends, they've been there for us as we grew up. So, when we find ourselves in a situation where they need our help, we're often more than willing to lend a hand. However, if the senior in your life is beginning to wander (particularly if they suffer from Alzheimer's or dementia), then you might have a harder task in front of you than you thought.

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4 Reasons Seniors Can And Should Be Dancing

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Who says seniors shouldn't be on the dance floor? On the contrary, dancing has many benefits for people of all ages, including those in their golden years. Here are 4 of the many excellent reasons to keep dancing.

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Diffusing Anxiety and Agitation: 4 Tips for Alzheimer's Management

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

While witnessing the ones we love and care for struggling through the devastation of Alzheimer's is often disheartening and frustrating, it's important to remember that it's just as stressful for those who actually have to live with Alzheimer's personally. The disease can induce great deals of anxiety within the inflicted senior, and it's very easy for agitation to take hold. As a loved one or caregiver, there are several ways that you can manage Alzheimer's by helping to ease the stress and anxiety that your senior may be feeling as a side effect of the disease. 

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Aging or Alzheimer's: How to Tell the Difference

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

With approximately 1 in 3 seniors dying of Alzheimer's or dementia, when your loved one begins to show signs of cognitive trouble, your mind immediately turns to this devastating disease. Is it Alzheimer's? Could that forgetful spell be a sign that your loved one is deteriorating rapidly? If you're worried that your loved one might have Alzheimer's, watch for these early warning signs to help you tell the difference between this common illness in seniors and simple effects of aging.

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