How to Care for Yourself When Caregiving for Seniors

Caregiving for seniors can be very rewarding, but at the same time, it can be quite challenging, physically and mentally. Every caregiver needs to look after themselves first when taking care of someone else. Think of it as the oxygen mask in an airplane. We are taught to first put the oxygen mask on ourselves before we try to help someone else to put theirs on. It is quite counter-intuitive, but absolutely crucial because if we have a blackout from lack of oxygen, we won’t be able to help someone else. It is natural to want to look after someone else first and put our own needs last. But personal health and happiness should always come first. It’s easy to burn out, feel lonely, become de

Summer Safety Precautions for Seniors

As we get older, we become more sensitive to heat and sun damage. In America, almost 200 people die every summer due to health problems caused by high humidity and heat, most of whom are older than 50 years. Why are seniors more at risk? Our bodies undergo physical changes as we age, such as having poor blood circulation and high blood pressure. Chronic health conditions, as well as side effects from medicine, all increase our risk. Whether you’re a senior or a caregiver who has seniors in your care, it is important to be cautious when temperatures start to rise above 90˚F. The good news is that if you’re careful and take the necessary safety precautions, you can still enjoy a fair amo

5 Tips for Caring for Someone with Parkinson’s Disease

Whether you are a professional home caregiver or a loved one taking on the responsibility of caregiving, caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease requires a special skill set. The disease is very individualized and presents itself differently in each person, meaning that both you and the person with Parkinson’s disease will have to constantly adapt to changes and situations as they develop. As Parkinson’s progresses, verbal communication can become very challenging. All of these factors make caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease particularly unique and often difficult to cope with. What is Parkinson’s Disease? Imagine slowly losing control of your motor skills; your handwriting b

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