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Preventing Loved Ones from Wandering

Preventing Loved Ones from Wandering

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at least six out of ten people with dementia will wander – more than 60% will wander from their homes and potentially get lost. What makes people wander varies as does who is at risk for wandering. It is the common belief that anyone with any sort of memory problem that is able to walk can be at an increased risk.

Signs of Memory Loss vs. Normal Aging in Seniors

Signs of Memory Loss vs. Normal Aging in Seniors

As seniors age, we begin to see many changes – many of which we attribute to the aging process. “Slowing down” or vision problems may not usually sound like a warning sign of memory loss, but when a senior has always been on the move or has always had perfect vision, you may begin to wonder. As those we love age, it is important to keep a mental note of the changes going on, what is out of the ordinary or what may be typical behavior.

Coping with Caregiver Stress

Coping with Caregiver Stress

Being a full-time caregiver can be an extremely rewarding job. Knowing that you get to help your loved one through difficult times and be there for them when you are needed can make you feel good and helpful, however, it can also bring about some not-so-good symptoms. Those who are full-time caregivers are prone to more health problems and stress than those who are not caregivers. This is caused, most times, by neglecting their own well-being and focusing too much on the person that they are caring for.

Having the Conversation about Senior Living

Having the Conversation about Senior Living

As parents age, they begin to need more care and attention than we are able to give them. In order to give them the amount of care and attention that they deserve, it may be time to consider senior living. Broaching the topic of senior living with your loved one will not be easy at first. It could take many times of openly talking about it and giving your parents time to think and consider their options.

How to Protect Seniors from Scammers

How to Protect Seniors from Scammers

Imagine getting a phone call from your granddaughter or grandson. They are frantic, they need money because their car will get repossessed soon because they are so behind on their payments. Or imagine you got an email from your doctor’s office asking you to update your profile. You click the link and input your personal information, thinking it’s secure. With one wrong move, a stranger has your bank account information. Just as quickly, someone you don’t know has access to all of your information in order to steal your identity.

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