How To Best Manage Aggressive Behavior From Seniors

Sometimes the going gets rough and caregivers may have to be ready to handle any type of situation, including physical altercations. For some, age and illness can bring out or intensify unpleasant personality traits and behaviors. Over time you may notice the person you’re caring for becomes more irritable, impatient, impulsive, demanding, or even physically aggressive. Although some outbursts may happen without warning and for no apparent reason, in most cases, these difficult and aggressive behaviors are a sign of stress and frustration. Knowing the proper de-escalation tactics and working with the client and the client’s family to understand triggers is integral to creating a care plan th

Why a Reputable Home Care Agency is Important

Most of us will read reviews before buying something, whether it's for a new computer, restaurant, book, or car. We know these things can vary and want to know what's best, so why treat your choice for a home care agency any differently? When we age, all we want is to continue living our lives as we wish despite the need for assistance. We want to be happy, healthy, and well taken care of. If you or your loved ones need support to recover from surgery, manage a chronic illness, or safely maintain daily activities at home, you want a reputable home care agency that will deliver the best and most appropriate care. It’s best not to make any big decisions without taking time and care to consider

Understanding the Different Types of Dementia

When people think of dementia, we often think of Alzheimer’s Disease. However, there are many different types of dementia with their own unique symptoms and cause. Although Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, it is not the only one. Sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate symptoms, but it’s important to understand the underlying cause of each case of dementia because they affect our lives differently and require specialized treatment. In this article, we will examine various types of dementia symptoms and causes. What is Dementia? Dementia is a term used to describe symptoms related to a progressive brain disorder that affects memory, problem-solving, and communi

How To Beat Caregiver Stress: Keep Loving What You Do

Signs of Caregiver Stress and What To Do Being a home caregiver can be stressful in many ways; it can be physically exhaustive, mentally challenging, and emotionally draining. It’s hard being responsible for someone else’s well-being all the time while maintaining a positive composure. Although you may be accustomed to taking care of others, it’s important for you to take care of yourself too. That’s why we’ve put together this guide on the top signs of home caregiver stress and what you can do to remedy the situation. Top Signs of Home Caregiver Stress Feeling Overwhelmed Overreacting & general irritability Feeling resentful towards the person under your care Neglecting certain duties Chron

Benefits of Walking for Seniors: Taking Empowering Steps Forward

As we age, we feel less inclined to exercise, but the evidence is overwhelming: it's even more important to exercise as we get older. It’s easy to get the impression that you don’t need to be as active when you get older because our bodies begin showing signs of strain or fatigue much quicker. Many seniors struggle with arthritis, limited range of motion, previous conditions or injuries, shortness of breath, and many other physical discomforts that discourage them from being active. Statistics show that Americans in general do not get enough exercise, and as we age, the numbers get even worse. If It’s Hard To Do, Why Exercise At All? Many of us think that exercise doesn’t really matter once

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