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Caring for the Elderly Blog

Caregivers can help seniors stay connected to their loved ones through digital communication technologies. Computer applications like Skype and Zoom are great alternatives to in-person interactions. We share some resources and tips to help seniors stay connected with family and friends.
As a caregiver, it is important to talk to seniors about their mental health and emotions. Signs of depression and anxiety, such as losing one's appetite or having difficulty sleeping, are often dismissed as symptoms of older age. We share a few key signs to help families and caregivers identify signs of depression and anxiety in seniors.
As colder weather approaches, seniors are at greater risk of sustaining injury from icy walkways and falling leaves. Families and caregivers must take precautions to protect seniors during the fall. We share a few autumn safety tips to help seniors feel safe inside and outside their homes.
While seniors may not be able to consume high sugar and cholesterol fueled foods, families can still prepare senior-friendly snacks and treats to help their elderly loved ones celebrate. We share a few healthy and delicious fall treats that are easy to prepare and seniors will love.
Aging family members may have a harder time participating in classic Halloween activities, such as carving pumpkins due to dexterity issues. To ensure they feel included in this season's festivities, we share a few senior-friendly activities that families can arrange to make Halloween special for their loved ones.
Hair loss is common among seniors. Yet, taking proactive steps by maintaining a healthy diet, using high quality hair products, and creating a regular hair care routine can help prevent hair loss in the elderly. We discuss key prevention techniques in depth and outline the many age-related factors that cause hair loss.
Seniors may experience heart problems as they get older. Cardiovascular exercises improve blood flow to the muscles and reduce blood sugar levels, allowing seniors to lead healthier lives. We outline the benefits of cardiovascular health and share a few easy cardio exercises.
With age, older adults are likely to develop neurological disorders that impact their mobility. Some of the most common types of neurological disorders include Alzheimer's and dementia. We explore the most prevalent neurological conditions in seniors and list early warning signs.
As a caregiver, you will encounter angry and irritated clients who are difficult to work with. Practicing diffusion exercises, such as validating their concerns, can help caregivers overcome hurdles in communication. We consider a few techniques to help caregivers manage difficult client behaviours.

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