When a loved one is living with dementia, it’s a difficult situation for both sides of the proverbial table. However, the experience does not have to be a stressful, upsetting one for anyone. With the right activities and means of stimulation, dementia patients can enjoy each day, every day! Let’s spotlight some of these excellent activities to help you determine which is right for your loved one. Memory-Related Games With memory games, it’s a good idea to avoid solutions that will easily upset your loved one. So, in that sense, you’re better off not trying to get them to recall…> Read More
Looking after a loved one’s health is about more than prescription medications and dieting. In many ways, ensuring they can maintain their independence – and integrity – is just as beneficial. In order to do that, we need to fully understand their capabilities rather than simply assume them. This is important as it can help them stay positive, optimistic, and accepting of various forms of caregiving while still preserving their way of life later on. Today, let’s explore several ways to help the seniors we cherish in our lives remain as independent as possible. Trust It goes without saying that…> Read More
Living with muscular dystrophy, in addition to mobility impairment, affects the individuals’ everyday way of life. They typically require assistance with moving and exercises to help maintain mobility, all while accommodating to their specific needs. Muscular dystrophy and mobility impairment essentially go hand in hand. Generally speaking, the patient can experience weakness in areas such as their muscles, heart and lungs, which contribute to the inability to move around in a conventional manner. The use of equipment including wheelchairs, ventilators, and transportation devices can be extremely helpful in this situation, but this often still requires the assistance of a support…> Read More
Alzheimer’s disease generally progresses over three stages: early, middle, and late. Those diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s still have a largely “normal” life and everyday routine, but may struggle with memory lapses. Middle-stage Alzheimer’s is very different, as those same individuals require a new, more specialized level of care. Often, their daily life needs readjusting. The middle stage typically lasts the longest and can develop into the late stage, the most severe, which sees the patient losing the ability to care for themselves and having trouble carrying on with conversations. Due to the middle stage’s long-lasting effects, it’s important for family…> Read More
It’s not easy to see someone you love ill and unable to take care of themselves. When you find a loved one’s health is declining, you may turn to palliative care at home. Keeping the individual in a place they recognize will be easier on them and their families. If you’re not sure what to expect from palliative care at home, keep on reading. Undivided Attention By choosing palliative care at home, you’re providing the individual with undivided attention and one-on-one time. In a nursing home, hospital or long-term care facility, the nurses and personal support workers are there to…> Read More
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