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We are not all careivers

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)
We are all unique individuals with different talents and flaws. Often, our so-called flaws are merely ways in which we differ with ever-changing societal expectations. For example, when people marry, it used to be a given that they would have children if at all possible. Currently, a significant number of couples choose not to have children. Are they selfish? No. They simply know what they want out of their lives, and being parents isn't likely the best choice for them, or their potential ch... Read Full Post »

Hospice Care

Posted on January 18, 2017 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)
The day that I call hospice is the day that I give up on my loved one. Probably the most difficult myth to overcome is the common feeling among family caregivers that calling hospice is giving up, to letting your loved one die. But, Erbstoessser believes that nothing could be further from the truth. "In a lot of cases, calling hospice is the best kind of care you can give them at that time," she says, pointing out that the comfort measures administered by hospice care workers can manage pain ... Read Full Post »

When your aging parent won't accept help

Posted on December 27, 2016 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)
Here are nine strategies to help you overcome the objections of a reluctant loved one according to Care.com. Start Early Ideally, families have relaxed conversations about caregiving long before a health crisis. Look for opportunities to ask questions like, "Mom, where do you see yourself getting older?" or "How would you feel about hiring a housekeeper or driver so you could stay home?" Be Patient Ask open-ended questions and give your loved one time to answer, says Care.com Senior Ca... Read Full Post »

HOLIDAYS

Posted on December 22, 2016 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)
HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAYS!

Caregiver Burn out

Posted on December 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)
Your emotional and psychological health is important and can affect your physical health. Be aware of the signs that point to caregiver "burnout." Watch for: 1)Excessive use of alcohol, medications or sleeping pills 2)Appetite changes, either eating too much or too little 3)Depression, hopelessness, feelings of alienation, lack of energy to do new things 4)Thoughts of death 5)Losing control physically or emotionally 6)Neglecting or treating roughly the person for whom you are caring 7)T... Read Full Post »

Your Cholesterol

Posted on December 16, 2016 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)
High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke. As your blood cholesterol rises, so does your risk of coronary heart disease. If you have other risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure or diabetes, this risk increases even further. The greater the level of each risk factor, the more that factor affects your overall risk. Your cholesterol level can be affected by your age, gender, family health history and diet. ... Read Full Post »

Alzheimer's Disease

Posted on November 30, 2016 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Alzheimer's Disease

 

Experts think between 60% to 80% of people with dementia have this disease. More than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. It's what most people think of when they hear "dementia."

 

If someone you know has Alzheimer's, you'll notice symptoms such as memory loss and trouble planning and doing familiar tasks.

 

The symptoms are mild at first but get worse over a number of years. Your friend or relativ...

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Incontinence

Posted on November 19, 2016 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

For those with urinary incontinence (UI), as many Baby Boomers refer to the condition—travel can be even more daunting. Whether you are dealing with occasional accidental leaks, frequent visits to the bathroom, or complete incontinence, it takes significant planning for the unexpected to avoid an embarrassing situation.

 

These seven tips AgingCare.com listed that could save you and your loved one’s time and embarrassment while en route.

 

1. Map ...

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Dental Health

Posted on November 10, 2016 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)
Did you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health ??? or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Protect yourself by learning more about the connection between your oral health and overall health (Mayo Clinic). Visit United Dental Care in Upper Darby, PA. they offer a wide range of dental services for all ages. Dr. Patel staff is there to answer any questions you may have. Please call 484-462-0171.

Food Focus

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Beans Packed with Protein and Fiber

Beans really are magical fruit (Yup, they're fruit).


They're a wonderful source of protein and minerals such as iron, magnesium and zinc. They also are rich in folic acid, calcium and fiber. All of this means they can help protect against heart disease and birth defects while they help lower cholesterol and the risk of certain cancers.

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