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Caregiver Tips for the Holidays

caregiving for the holidaysThe holiday season is typically thought of as a time of merriment, festivities, and visiting with family and friends. For older adults, however, the holidays can present some very unique challenges. For example, crowded family gatherings might be overwhelming, particularly for those with dementia. As a caregiver, you have more to think about than just yourself. Taking time to plan ahead can ease the stress and help make things a lot smoother and easier. Read More

Caring For a Senior With Seizures

Seizure in BrainEpilepsy is a common, chronic disorder caused by surges or disturbances in the electrical functioning of the brain. These surges or disturbances cause seizures, and during these seizures certain actions, movements, thoughts, speech, and emotions can be altered.

Caring for a senior with seizures is not too difficult.  Below is a list of do’s and don’ts to help make caregiving easier and a lot less stressful. Read More

Stress of the Long Distance Caregiver

Sara lives three hours a way from her father, Rick, who was widowed several years ago.

Until recently, the distance between father and daughter was not a problem.  Ever since her mother had died, Sara would make it a point to meet her dad at a restaurant located somewhere in the middle, or drive to his home with her family for an occasional Sunday or holiday visit.

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