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Posts by Kevin Bilderback

Preparing Your Parent to Start Home Health Care

Starting a new home health care arrangement for your aging parent should be an exciting time. This begins a time of better health, safety, independence, and fulfillment for your aging parent, and less stress and greater confidence for you as their caregiver. The highly customized services of this home health care provider can help your…

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Tools to Help Your Senior Maintain Independence While Bathing

Many elderly adults struggle with challenges and limitations that can make it more difficult for them to bathe independently. Issues such as mobility problems, balance difficulties, lack of range of motion, and even cognitive function decline and can reduce your parents independence while bathing. This can be challenging for both of you, but fortunately there…

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What’s Causing Your Senior’s Memory Loss?

Everyone experiences memory loss now and again, but when it happens to your senior family member, she might worry that it means something big and bad. The worst isn’t always the answer, though, because sometimes memory loss has a different cause. Underlying Health Issues The body is a complex system and as such, everything works…

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What Risks Does Depression Carry?

Depression impacts over 18 million adults throughout the United States each year. Experts estimate that between 1 and 5 percent of the older adult population suffers from depression, and this number increases to over 13 percent among those requiring ongoing care. Depression itself can be challenging and difficult, but it also carries a variety of…

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Five Ways to Help Your Senior’s Memory Stay Strong

Keeping your elderly family member’s brain strong is one of the best ways to help her to avoid memory problems and cognitive difficulties. But can you really do that? Use Calendars and Reminders Calendars and reminders are a fantastic way to help bolster your elderly family member’s memory. They’re always right there and your senior…

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Tips for Helping Elders be More Literate About Their Health

October is Health Literacy Month. This is the ideal opportunity for both you and your aging parent to take steps to increase health literacy, and take control over their current and future health. This not only gives them the opportunity to enjoy better health as they age, but also makes your care efforts easier and…

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Can Your Senior Care for an Adopted Dog?

Adopting a dog can be a fantastic way for your aging parent to experience better health and well-being as they age. Many studies have demonstrated the exceptional benefits of pet ownership for elderly adults, including lower stress, lower blood pressure, reducing depression and anxiety, helping to get more exercise, and more. As a family caregiver,…

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How to Use Gratitude Regularly

If you’re only keeping up with gratitude and practices of grateful expression now and then, you might be missing out. Being a caregiver can often mean that you’re in situations that feel negative. Gratitude can help you to find the joy and the good in any situation. Look Around for Five Beautiful Things When you’re…

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When Should You Seek Emergency Care for a Senior Who Has Suffered a Concussion?

Traumatic brain injuries such as concussions impact nearly 3 million people throughout the United States each year, and are the cause of approximately 30% of all injury-related deaths. Not all concussions are serious, however. Many people experience mild concussions and recover quickly and completely. Your parent may not even lose consciousness after having suffered a…

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