As the body begins to age, mental faculties can begin to wane. Many older individuals suffer from dementia, a condition which can affect an individual's ability to recall short-term memories. Dementia can make care management challenging, but there are some simple techniques that can be used to help ease the transition into a care facility for those who suffer from memory loss. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) provides care takers with the opportunity to implement environmental changes that will result in positive behavioral changes.
Now that hurricane season is in full-swing, you need to make sure that your parents are taken care of. Hurricanes can be particularly hazardous for the aging, especially if they're living on their own. They can't always make the proper preparations. That's why it's so important you step in to help. Here are four steps you can take to protect your parents during the next hurricane: Get Your Home Prepared
Relocating to an assisted living facility is a major life change for any senior. As a family member or loved one of a senior citizen, you can help to make this change easier and facilitate the transition. The following are five things that can make it easier for a senior to get used to assisted living: Schedule a few visits to the assisted living facility before the actual move You should be able to visit the facility as many times as you want with your senior family member or loved one before the move, and it's always a good idea to do so at least a few times.
Fighting cancer can be a long battle that's difficult to do on your own. Fighting the disease takes much of your strength, so you may have little energy left for cooking, bathing, and getting the movement and exercise you need. Getting in home care can make all the difference in the quality of your life and it can take stress off your family as well. These are some services you might receive at home during your cancer treatment and battle towards recovery.
If one of your parents has Alzheimer's Disease, you are probably discovering that this illness is not only hard on the person who has it, but it is also very difficult for family members who care for that person. Besides the physical strain that caring for an Alzheimer's patient brings, there is also often an emotional strain. If this is true for you, from home care to placing your parent in a special memory care center, here are some ideas that might lighten your load:
After my grandmother was too old to live on her own any more, I knew that I had to do something to keep her comfortable and safe. I started looking into assisted living facilities, and before I knew it, I had narrowed down the search to a few different places. It was absolutely incredible to see how many different options there were, so I felt great about only having to choose between a few. After I talked with my grandmother about what she wanted, it made it even easier to choose, and she is now comfortably living in a great environment. Check out this blog for more information.