Senior Care

How to Cope with a Spouse Moving into a Memory Care Community

When your loved one, husband or wife, begins to deal with memory loss, they become less of the person who said “I do” all those years ago, and more of someone else. When a spouse is diagnosed with memory loss, there are many thoughts that can go through the caregiver’s mind. Some of the most common including, “I promised for better or worse, in sickness and in health, so I need to try my best to care for them” and “How am I going to care for them as time goes on, what if they forget me?” Memory loss is tricky.

5 Ways to Support a Parents Move to Assisted Living

Supporting Parents in Their Move to Assisted Living

If your loved one currently lives independently, it can be shocking to them when someone brings up a move to assisted living. Even if they know it’s a necessity, they may be reluctant to make the move because they are in denial about their abilities. As seniors age, their abilities continue to decrease, making it less safe for them to be at home alone.

Why Respite Care is Important

The Importance of Respite for Caregivers and Seniors with Memory Loss

When you serve as a caregiver to someone with memory loss, it can be easy to overlook aspects of your own personal life. As a loved one most often becomes the primary focus of a caregiver’s life, other aspects may begin to lack. Whether this includes the caregiver’s career, family, friends, home or even self-care routine, being a caregiver can be a lot to handle.

Successful Prevention & Recovery from Strokes

Strokes are one of the most sudden, catastrophic causes of long-term disability and the fifth leading cause of death in America. According to the National Stroke Association®, around 795,000 people in the United States are affected by a stroke each year and yet few people know what a stroke is or how to know one is occurring.

5 Benefits of a Walking Routine for Seniors

As we age, we know that the key to overall health is exercising. Exercising not only helps to keep our bodies fit and healthy, but it also is good for our minds and mental well-being. As seniors age the benefits to exercise seem to increase, making it even more beneficial for seniors to begin a walking routine.

Tips to Help You Learn About Eye Disease in Seniors

Eye Disease in Seniors: Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

As seniors age, eye diseases become much more common. Issues with vision – such as low vision, cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration – increase dramatically the more seniors age. According to AARP’s article titled the 3 Eye Diseases of Aging, out of those over the age of 50, more than 2 million have age-related macular degeneration. The article also states that out of those 40 and over, about 25 million people have cataracts and more than 2.5 million have glaucoma.

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