To make the most of your time caring for your loved one, it’s important to care for yourself as well, so you’ll be at your best, able to enjoy the time you have with them as much as possible.
Fire safety is important for all ages, but it’s especially crucial for seniors. The more advanced in years, the higher the risk related to fire safety and evacuation. This can be especially true for individuals with symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other dementia.
A state of loneliness or social isolation can have a major effect on one’s sense of wellness and overall health. But what is the impact when both are present?
According to a recent survey, almost half of the public thinks it’s pointless to keep in contact with dementia patients who cannot recognize familiar faces or remember anything “meaningful.”
Older adults with weaker handgrip are more likely to be cognitively impaired than those with a stronger grip. Handgrip strength may be a low-cost way to detect cognitive impairment.
Caring for an older family member often requires teamwork. While one sibling might be local and take on most of the caregiving responsibilities, a long-distance caregiver can also have an important role.