Is your senior having a difficult time committing to her exercise program? That’s not unusual for anyone, really, but it can cause your senior to stop exercising and lose some of the progress she’s made. That is definitely something you want to help her to avoid. Keep a Positive Attitude about Moving If your elderly…

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Being a caregiver can often be difficult. Older adults may not be receptive to your attempts to help them, their medical conditions often worsen despite your best efforts, and some days you’re simply so exhausted you’re not sure you can go on. While you may appreciate the help of your siblings in caring for an…

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If your elderly loved one is taking prescription medications, it is important to ensure that they are taking them properly. It might come as a surprise to most, but many senior citizens do abuse their prescriptions. There are some signs that you and your loved one’s elder care providers can watch out for that signify…

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Like many women, your mom’s hair has thinned a lot after menopause. It happens because the hair follicles become smaller. Hair will become finer and thin out. She may even form areas where balding seems to be occurring. Is this a concern? Should she see a doctor? If it’s bothering her, talking to a doctor…

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Taking a shower or a bath may be so unpleasant for your elderly family member that she avoids it entirely. But that can have an impact on her health and is not something that she can do indefinitely. With your help, she can bathe safely without having the experience be a terrible one. Do Some…

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A clean, organized home is important to your mom and dad’s well-being. Too much clutter increases their risk of falling. Dirt, dander, mildew, and bacteria can lead to infection and allergies. When they’re having a harder time keeping their house clean, how do you help them? Create a Weekly Chore List Scheduling is important. If…

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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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