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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As a caregiver, there are always talks you need to have with your senior, but some of them are more difficult than others are. Some of the really difficult conversations, especially the ones involving end-of-life issues, might be the ones you’ve been putting off the longest. Keep the Emphasis on What She’s Able to Do…

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Making the decision to give up driving can be very difficult for an older adult. They may believe it will limit their normal activities and leave them stranded at home. The thought of having to wait for friends of family members to give them rides might be frustrating. In fact, they may even find it…

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If your elderly family member isn’t being as social as she used to be, there are likely reasons for that. Avoiding other people can be detrimental emotionally and mentally, so it’s important to find ways for your senior to socialize that help her to feel connected and engaged. What Kinds of Interactions Does Your Senior…

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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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