Caring for A Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

When a loved one has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, they often require a higher level of care and attention. Dementia is a progressive disease, meaning their memory and focus will continue to deteriorate over time. Family members often take on a great deal of responsibility in keeping their loved one safe and content. This can … Continue reading Caring for A Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

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Is Your Senior’s Home Safe for Aging in Place?

Many seniors value their independence and choose to age in place for as long as possible before shifting to assisted living or a nursing home. As long as there are no major health and safety concerns, this isn’t usually an issue. If there are areas where they need additional support, an in-home caregiver in DuPage can … Continue reading Is Your Senior’s Home Safe for Aging in Place?

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Transitioning to a Senior Care Facility: How a Senior Care Agency Can Help

One of the biggest concerns for seniors as they get older is maintaining their independence; one of the biggest concerns for their loved ones is ensuring their safety and happiness. In-home care can be a wonderful and effective way to provide aging adults with the assistance and support they need to age in place. However, … Continue reading Transitioning to a Senior Care Facility: How a Senior Care Agency Can Help

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Tips for Dealing with Anger and Aggression Related to Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease can be a very frustrating condition to watch a loved one experience. There is currently no cure or prevention method. While your aging parent may have some very good days, they may also have times where they are more confused or agitated than usual. This can be tough not only on them, but … Continue reading Tips for Dealing with Anger and Aggression Related to Alzheimer’s

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6 Signs It May Be Time to Transition to Assisted Living

Caring for an aging parent can be a lot of responsibility. Many seniors prefer to age in place for as long as possible, meaning you must ensure that they are safe at home and living a quality life. This can be a lot to take on while also balancing your own life and family. An … Continue reading 6 Signs It May Be Time to Transition to Assisted Living

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Recognizing the Signs of Heat-Related Illness and How to Respond

One of the joys of summer is being able to get outside and enjoy the warm sunshine and fresh air. It can be a wonderful time to picnic in the park, take a walk, go to a festival, or watch the grandkids play soccer or baseball. But as the temperature rises, this can also increase … Continue reading Recognizing the Signs of Heat-Related Illness and How to Respond

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The Impact of Cataracts on Vision and What You Can Do

Cataracts are extremely common in older adults, though they can affect people at any age. Over time, natural proteins build up on the lens in the eye causing changes in vision. This buildup often progresses very slowly over many years, so many people do not even realize that they have cataracts until their visual impairment … Continue reading The Impact of Cataracts on Vision and What You Can Do

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Breaking Down Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia. It causes people to have difficulty with memory, communication, and focus. As the disease progresses, they may become easily confused or disoriented and have trouble completing basic tasks. Unfortunately, scientists are not entirely sure what causes Alzheimer’s or why some people develop it and others don’t. It can … Continue reading Breaking Down Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

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Taking Steps to Build Stronger Bones

A problem that many people face as they get older is osteoporosis. Bones become more fragile and brittle making them more susceptible to fractures. It is also common for seniors’ bones to become less dense as they age, which also contributes to risk of injury or disability. The good news is, there are many steps … Continue reading Taking Steps to Build Stronger Bones

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Low Impact Exercises for Seniors to Stay in Shape

Staying fit and active can allow seniors to live longer, healthier lives while doing the activities they enjoy. Age does not have to be a limiting factor. May 31 is National Senior Health and Fitness Day, and a wonderful time to brush up ways to stay physically fit. While some seniors are life-long runners, tennis … Continue reading Low Impact Exercises for Seniors to Stay in Shape

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