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Creating Memory Boxes for Seniors

Creating Memory Boxes for Seniors

For those living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, it can be hard to distinguish the line between the past and present. Frustration can occur as a result of feeling stuck, isolated and unimportant. These emotions can leave your loved one with low self-esteem and dissatisfaction. Caregivers, however, have the opportunity to reverse these emotions and turn them into feelings of accomplishment, pride and confidence. How is this possible? Try creating a memory box that includes articles of your loved one’s past life.

Tips for Preventing Vision Loss

What causes eye disease and what can be done about eye disease? More than you think.

Maintaining Hope and Peace

Moments by Erika . . . a Travanse Living™ Resident

It's Moments with Erika! I hope your New Year is filled with Hope and Peace! Don't you find that as you go through struggles, you realize how important Hope and Peace are to our health and well-being?

Exercising the Brain to Improve Memory

Exercising the Brain to Improve Memory

It’s no secret that as we age, our memory is prone to declining. You may find yourself losing your keys, forgetting birthdays or special events or even misplacing important items. We may find these to just be symptoms of aging, however, it doesn’t necessarily have to be. if you are proactive and take charge of your brain health, you might actually have the power to slow the decline of the brain and prevent memory loss from occurring.

Respite Care: Providing the Break the Caregivers and Loved Ones Need

Respite Care

As Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia begins to progress in your loved one, you may find yourself slowly becoming burnt out. Because of the demanding nature of caregiving, you may stop taking care of yourself because you are too busy caring for your loved one. As time goes on, you may want to take a break and regain some of your life back, but you may be met with concerns such as how you’ll pay for respite care, if those who are providing it are reliable or you may just feel guilty because you may feel as though you need to be able to do it all.

Maintaining Independence While Aging

Maintaining Independence While Aging

As loved ones begin aging, they may slowly lose the abilities to do things they once did, such as driving, cooking or even living at home. As a caregiver, you want to do everything you can to ensure that they are happy and have everything they need. During this time, you may be unsure of what to do or what not to do to help them, but one of the best things that you can do for your loved one is to help them and encourage them to remain as independent as they are able. This can be done by promoting fitness, social involvement and just plain doing things on their own.

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