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Caring for the Elderly Blog

Parkinson's disease can greatly affect senior's mobility and cognitive abilities. With a skilled caregiver, seniors with Parkinson's can maintain some independence in their lives and resume daily activities. We share key tips about caring for seniors with Parkinson's disease.
Seniors want to maintain their independence and freedom of mobility, even when their health is in decline. Seniors can maintain their daily routines and current lifestyle with home care. We share key signs for when to consider home care for your elderly loved ones.
It can be hard to convince your elderly loved one to let go of their possessions. They may be deeply attached to everything in their home, yet clutter can cause accidental falls and slippage. We share a few tips to help talk to your aging parents about decluttering their homes.
Seniors have weakened immune systems as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Even the common cold can become fatal if seniors do not get their flu shot. We share information about the flu shot, including how they prevent illness and protect seniors from serious harm.
Signs of Parkinson's disease in the elderly may go undetected or unnoticed, and are often dismissed as signs of old age. Symptoms like loss of appetite, constipation, and memory loss can be confused for other disorders. We outline key signs of Parkinson's disease and emphasize the importance of early detection.
The digestive or gastrointestinal system slows down with age. Seniors may report having trouble swallowing, irritation in their gut, and may have prolonged constipation. We consider how age-related factors effect the gastrointestinal system, and best practices to offset issues in digestion.
Seniors may be susceptible to falls or injury when bathing. A caregiver can ensure that bath safety measures are put in place for vulnerable seniors, such as non-slip mats and balance rods. We share a few bath safety tips to help keep seniors safe in the bath.
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.

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