The brain plays an important role as it controls you bodily functions. If your brain is not functioning well, then it can negatively impact your well-being. For example, conditions like Alzheimer’s disease can result in memory loss and over time a decreased ability to perform activities of daily living. Therefore, it is important to understand…

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Is your parent having trouble remembering to take prescribed medications, experiencing problems with mobility, or forgetting to pay the bills? What should you do? How should you respond if your parents are no longer able to perform tasks that he or she was previously able to accomplish without assistance? The following are six suggestions that…

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Did you know that there are one million elders currently living in senior communities in the United States? Senior living communities, like nursing homes, continued care, residential care, and assisted living are so popular that this figure is estimated to double by 2030. Yet, understanding which housing option is best can be challenging and chances…

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As a caregiver you strive to empower and assist a wide range of individuals. Whether you are caring for a loved one or a client, it is important to have a clear understanding of their medical conditions and how to provide appropriate care. It is particularly challenging to meet the physical, emotional, and social needs…

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Caregiving is an essential role that many people find themselves filling, whether planned or unexpected. For most, caregiving responsibility is not considered until someone you love needs care. But no matter your case, once the responsibility presents itself, it is essential to approach caring for your loved one with diligence. Becoming a caregiver for a…

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It is encouraging to see individuals living longer, healthier, and happier lives. The Urban Institute projected that one in five Americans would reach the age of sixty-five by 2040, compared to one in eight just twenty years ago. However, it should be noted that advanced age is associated with increased disability. As a caregiver, it is vital…

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