Category: General Advice

what old people worry about
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The Top 11 Biggest Fears Seniors Have as They Get Old

No one can escape the natural process of growing old. However, the fears that go hand in hand with getting old are common among people around the world regardless of their gender, culture, professional background, or social status.  For most…
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disabled home modifications for elderly
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Home Modifications for Seniors – How to Safely Age in Place?

Growing older at home is a dream that many aging adults don’t want to give up, regardless of their condition and health challenges. Recent studies show that more seniors are choosing to age in place than ever before. Many aging…
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11 tips for elderly living at home bathroom modification
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11 Home Safety Tips for Elderly Seniors Living at Home

Many senior citizens decide to stay at home and within their communities. According to some estimates, more than 12 million elderly people in the U.S. live alone. Living alone helps you remain within familiar surroundings, have control over your life,…
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understanding dementia
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Understanding Dementia

What Is Dementia? Dementia is a progressive and irreversible brain disorder. This condition gradually destroys a person’s cognitive skills and general functioning. At the later stages of dementia, the decline is so severe that a person depends entirely on others…
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Compassion Fatigue
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What Is Compassion Fatigue?

When caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care they can experience compassion fatigue. According to the American Institute of Stress, compassion fatigue is: Also called “vicarious traumatization” or secondary traumatization (Figley, 1995). The emotional residue or strain of exposure to…
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Suffering from Compassion Fatigue
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What Helps Compassion Fatigue?

Compassion fatigue is characterized by physical and emotional exhaustion and a profound decrease in the ability to empathize. It is common among health workers and caregivers. Not only do jobs in those fields demand a lot, but the type of…
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Caregiver Stress Syndrome
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What Is Caregiver Stress?

Are you a caregiver? If so, there's a good chance that you've suffered from caregiver stress syndrome, whether you've realized it or not. As a caregiver, you take care of those who can't take care of themselves. This often requires…
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dealing with dementia
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Care Guide for Dealing with Dementia

Care Guide for Dealing with Dementia Dementia is not a specific disease but a group of symptoms that involve a decline in cognitive functioning, behavioral abilities, and social skills. This decline is severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily…
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Does Medicare Cover Dementia Home Care
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Does Medicare Cover In-Home Care For Dementia Patients?

Medicare does not cover long-term home care but may cover up to 100 days of home nursing care for patients, age 65 and older, suffering from dementia. In end-stage dementia when the patient is determined by a doctor to be…
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Calming a Dementia Patient
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How Do You Calm A Dementia Patient?

How Do You Calm A Dementia Patient? It is quite common for someone suffering from dementia to experience anxiety and agitation. He or she may become restless, causing a need to move around or pace, or become upset in certain…
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