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It is not uncommon to experience mental decline or memory loss. With age, cognitive decline may occur, at times as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Therefore it’s important to find ways to help keep their mind stimulated and engaged so their brain can remain active and healthy. Here are some effective activities to keep your loved one mentally agile:
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The effect of Alzheimer’s will differ for each patient. However, you can expect that the condition can worsen over time and they will eventually require care around the clock. Family members who have this disease could turn aggressive, incontinent, and unable to perform daily tasks on their own. Your loved ones may also tend to wander a lot, putting their safety at risk. It is best to be prepared from the time you get a diagnosis so you are able to provide the most ideal care option for someone who has Alzheimer’s. Evaluate how each one will benefit the well-being of the patient and how it addresses the current or changing needs of a relative.
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Becoming a caregiver for your parents can feel strange and stressful at first. For so long you were used to your parents taking care of you, and now it’s your turn to take care of them. Switching roles isn’t always easy, but with guidance and planning, you both can get familiar with your “new roles” and learn to enjoy each other’s company. Here we provide some advice on how to cope with aging parents and still maintain stability:
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Traveling with someone suffering from dementia can be a challenging process. Fear and anxiety can surface for you both, and it can become a scary experience that can lead to panic for those with dementia. That’s why preparing in advance is crucial so that you can prevent avoidable mishaps. Before you head off on your trip, go over these five tips to travel safely with dementia. They can help guide you in what to plan for and consider before you depart.
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Knowing the signs of a stroke and being able to pinpoint the warning signs can make all the difference in saving a life. Get to know what the warning signs of a stroke are by thinking FAST:
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Catching Alzheimer’s early can help with overall treatment, so if you or a loved one is exhibiting any of the following early symptoms, talk to your doctor immediately:
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We're mentioned in Caring.com's article on home care options for someone with Alzheimer's. Check it out here:
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After you return home from hospitalization, there will be a period of time where you need to adjust and heal. Here we look at five ways to adapt after hospitalization and how you can get back on track:
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Many seniors have unique nutritional requirements due to conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, which makes meal preparation even more important to ensure that they are meeting those requirements and maintaining optimal health. Here are four reasons why proper meal preparation matters:
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The following are some causes of malnutrition and ways to combat senior malnutrition. http://qualicareottawa.com/combatting-senior-malnutrition/
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