An ulcer is a sore or wound that doesn’t heal. Foot ulcers are more common in diabetics. But, they can also occur when blood does circulate well and swelling occurs regularly. If your dad has a foot ulcer, you cannot be lax when it comes to foot care. He needs to see a doctor and…

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It’s really frustrating when your elderly family member won’t eat. As her caregiver, you might worry that you’ve done something wrong or that you’re missing something. It’s far more likely that whatever is going on is far outside the realm of anything you can control or change. What you can do is try to troubleshoot…

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Your mom loves watching birds, but squirrels devour the seed she puts out before birds get to it. Your mom also enjoys gardening. Spend time outside in the sun and fresh air and establish a flower garden that provides birdseed after the flowers have bloomed. Gardening is good exercise. It also helps ease stress. This…

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Over time you might start to realize or suspect that your elderly family member is dealing with incontinence problems. If she’s not bringing it up, you might have to be the one to talk to her about what’s happening. But that can be a lot trickier than you might have thought. Wait for the Right…

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The coronavirus pandemic is making people think about a lot of different situations that might not have been as important otherwise. As your senior’s caregiver, helping her to have good respiratory hygiene helps her with so many issues, not just avoiding COVID-19. But if your elderly family member hasn’t had to know the very fine…

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If your older family member has been diagnosed with cancer and will begin chemotherapy treatment soon, you may be concerned about side effects and how to deal with them. The first thing you should do is to speak with the doctor about the kinds of side effects they might experience with the kinds of chemotherapy…

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In some ways, the COVID-19 virus has brought out the best in many people, including business owners. For example, many grocery stores and big box stores are making changes to their regular schedules to offer people at higher risk for the virus, like older adults, a chance to shop before the store is open to…

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There is so much unfounded information out there regarding what people should and should not eat that it can be hard to determine what’s right or wrong for your aging relative. One diet that there is a lot of confusion about is the gluten-free diet. Gluten has been blamed, sometimes wrongly, for all kinds of…

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Many family caregivers help their aging relatives financially. They may assist by managing the senior’s budget and helping them to pay bills. Some family caregivers even contribute their own money to the older adult’s care and bills. One of the bigger bills an older adult may have to pay is their monthly energy bill. If…

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Senior Care in Cape Elizabeth ME

Accepting help is a big hurdle to clear, especially if you’re convinced that no one wants to help you and your senior. It really is possible for you to get a lot better at both recognizing and accepting the help that you need. Don’t Beat Around the Bush with Friends and Family Believe it or…

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