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Safety Tips for Seniors and Caregivers

gcmcollageWith  in-home care growing in popularity and seniors living longer, it is important to make sure that you and your loved one are aware of the potential dangers in the home so that you can prepare accordingly.

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Choosing A Facility For A Loved One

Navigating healthcare, to include choosing a facility for a loved one,  can feel like being in a maze with no directions or map. There are resources available to help families ensure their loved one receives optimal care. It definitely takes a team effort on the part of the entire family, but locating the right care in the right facility is obtainable!

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MedSOS.3.24.12An estimated 33 percent of American adults suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure). Because many people don't realize they have high blood pressure, it has been labeled the "silent killer".  Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to strokes, is a significant contributor to heart attacks, and can cause major damage to the kidneys, brain and eyes. Now, research has linked high blood pressure to an increased risk of dementia.

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Slideshow - When A Love One Has Alzheimer's Disease 

 

Web MD

 

CSOA thanks Web MD ~ a picture is worth a thousand words!!!

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Lori Greenhill RN BSN is a nurse consultant, helping families with elder care decisions. Lori recognizes that caregivers are in a 24/7 role, often feel isolated, and have very little time for themselves to renew their emotional and physical energy. Thus, Coaching For Caregivers Online Support Group and The Caregiver Mentor Program began for caregivers to ask questions, share stories, and develop an extended family without having to leave home. More information and free resources are available on the website. lorigreenhill.com

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As Mother's Day is nearing let's remember those moms who are struggling with the devastation of Alzheimer's..... losing the ability to recall the  fond memories of family time, nurturing her child, growing old with her husband, holding her grandchild, remembering their names.......as she now feels surrounded by strangers.........

Keep these families in your prayers!

In Mother's Eyes (An Alzheimer's Story) by Tom Tripp

When The Mind Says Goodbye

A Letter From Mom and Dad

Love Them While They're With You

Tips To Age at Home Safely

Children only want the best for their parents, one of which is to age at home safely. You've surveyed the premises, asked the important questions, moved the master bedroom downstairs and done all the prep for your parent to grow old safely in the comfort of their own home. Now What? Plan can change, health can go amok. Below is a system of check-ins that doesn't apeear as though you are hovering:

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Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Have you noticed mom or dad is developing memory loss that is disrupting his or her daily life? Memory loss is one of the most common signs of Alzheimer's, especially forgetting recently learned information.

Other symptoms of memory loss may include: forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; relying on memory aides (such as reminder notes) or family members for things your loved one used to handle independently.·

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