Peak flu season hits each year when cooler weather hits. Windows are closed so inside air is trapped. People gather in homes for holiday and New Year gatherings after flights, long car rides, and train or bus rides. How can you tell if it’s the flu or a cold? If it is the flu, your…

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Caregivers in Freeport ME

As she’s not comfortable driving anymore, your mom is turning to online shopping. She feels it will be easier to order online and have things delivered to her home. She’s not alone. Four out of 10 people admit they shop online several times a month. Shopping online can be handy to an older adult who…

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Bladder infections, also called UTIs or urinary tract infections, are something that just about everyone has experienced at least once. But they can be incredibly upsetting and problematic for your senior. One reason for this is that the symptoms are different for older adults, including signs such as confusion and argumentative behaviors. Have a Conversation…

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Caregivers in Portland ME

Being a caregiver might automatically mean that you’re going to be dealing with stress, but it doesn’t mean that you have to be a martyr about it. You have got to really examine what causes stress for you, how your body and your brain react to stress, and whether there are solutions you’re overlooking. All…

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Elderly Care in Westbrook ME: Determining and Managing Mobility Issues in Seniors

A common issue that affects both health and safety in the elderly is trouble with balance and mobility. It can be a great deal of trouble to walk while it also leads to trouble managing regular daily tasks. As mobility decreases, it becomes dangerous and could benefit from elderly care in the management of daily…

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Senior Care in Cumberland ME

Your senior might have slowed down a lot with her eating habits, eventually to the point that she has no appetite at all. That’s something that isn’t sustainable, so you need to find a solution. Start with a Trip to the Doctor It’s always a good idea to talk to your elderly family member’s doctor…

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Many family caregivers run into the challenge of trying to assist an older adult who refuses to let them help. Sometimes they get defensive and insist they don’t need any help. That can be really worrisome when you know they cannot manage on their own and that their safety is at risk. If you’re facing…

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Elder Care in Falmouth ME

Many older adults feel some aches and pains in various parts of their bodies as they age. Though pain is common, it isn’t inevitable with aging. If your elderly parent is complaining of pain, they should see a doctor to find out what is causing it. One thing that may be causing joint pain is…

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Caregivers in Cumberland ME

Caregivers do a million things every day. Some of them are simply routine while others are pretty difficult. In fact, the life of a caregiver is often filled with challenges. While not every caregiver encounters the same challenges, there are some common ones that it can be beneficial to know how to overcome. Below are…

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Elderly Care in Freeport ME

There are a lot of reasons you might believe you can’t take respite care, but most of those are probably excuses. Thinking Breaks Are More Work For a lot of caregivers, the belief that taking a break is more work and more stress than not taking one is a difficult belief to get around. There…

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