Growing older brings changes to our minds and bodies. These changes are unique to us and may happen at a different rate than those around us. That being said, it is not uncommon for your mom and dad to require different levels of senior care.
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Respite care is a service and resource for both family caregivers and older adults seeking senior care options. However, only 15% of family caregivers utilize respite care services.
Caregiving can be a rewarding experience, filled with gifted moments of love and accomplishment. It can also be physically and emotionally demanding. Especially for those in the sandwich generation— those responsible for both their children and their aging parents. It can be challenging to maintain a balance of caring for your children, your elderly parent or loved one, and yourself.
Sleep is a crucial aspect of our daily lives, but many of us fail to get enough quality sleep regularly. Patterns of sleep can change as we grow older, and we need to adjust our sleep habits to live our healthiest life.
Over the years, many myths about senior living have accrued that paint an unflattering picture of how these communities operate. A majority of these myths stem from the media’s representation of what a senior care community is, as well as from negative experiences a friend or family member may have dealt with.
Being a family caregiver is full of ups and downs, especially if you are new to these responsibilities. It’s important to find a balance between your caregiving responsibilities, your day-to-day responsibilities, and your own wants and needs to avoid caregiver burnout.
Although many people may think dementia itself is a disease, it is only a means of describing changes in the brain that are characterized by memory loss and cognitive decline. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most commonly known and diagnosed type of dementia, it is not the only form of the condition.
With nearly 50% of people diagnosed with arthritis being 65 years or older, the condition is an increasing pain point amongst the demographic. If you are the caregiver of a senior managing arthritis, you may be looking for ways to reduce their symptoms or alleviate pain.