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Tips for Building a Wheelchair Ramp for Your House

Senior Care Doral FL-As your parent gets older, mobility issues may make it difficult for them to get in and out of their home. This is especially true if there are steps leading to the door. When a senior is confined to a wheelchair, steps can make entering a house impossible.

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Tips for Building a Wheelchair Ramp

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

As your loved ones age, you may begin to notice changes in their behavior. They may call you by the wrong name, have difficulty remembering where they put something, or even struggle with common daily activities. Contrary to popular belief, these occurrences are not always typical of old age. They can be signs of a…

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Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Early Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Home Care Boca Raton FL-Prompt medical attention is essential when it comes to managing, treating, and overcoming a heart attack, so being able to recognize the early warning signs is essential to getting your parent the attention that they need as soon as possible.

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Early Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Alzheimer’s: Dealing with Aggressive Behavior

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is not an easy task. Oftentimes, he or she may become angry or aggressive toward you as a caregiver. Before you assume the aggression is a result of something you’ve done, understand that there are various causes for these outbreaks and proper ways to respond. Some of these…

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Alzheimer's: Dealing with Aggressive Behavior

Questions to Ask Your Family Caregiver

It’s easy to ask questions. It’s smart to operate on the “need to know” and finding the answers to your questions is quite rewarding. Is this a new time in your life? Do you need to find a home health care provider either for yourself or your loved one? Research and asking the right questions…

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Questions to Ask Your Family Caregiver

Caring for Seniors with Dementia

Creating and implementing an elderly care plan for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia presents challenges and demands that go beyond those of care plans for seniors not coping with this type of condition. Understanding this allows you to step away from the idea of trying to fit your parents around…

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Caring for Seniors with Dementia

Mind Stimulating Activities & Cognitive Games for Seniors

Just as physical exercise strengthens and trains our bodies, cognitive training and exercise stimulates the brain, helping it grow and develop new connections as we age. The more we challenge the mind (through various forms of mental exercise), the better it is at processing information. As family caregivers, we want to be sure our loved…

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Mind Stimulating Activities & Cognitive Games for Seniors

What to Expect at Annual Physical Exams

Are you overdue for your annual physical with your internist or family physician? You are a busy caregiver so the answer is most likely yes. The time you take for yourself is precious and when you are at the doctor’s office it’s important to come prepared and know what to expect. Caregiver’s Guide to Annual…

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What to Expect at Annual Physical Exams

How to Reduce the Risk of Choking in Late-Stage Alzheimer’s Patients

Think about the last time you swallowed – you didn’t force yourself to do it – it just happened. Swallowing is a complex task that requires both voluntary and involuntary contractions to move food from the mouth to the stomach. Alzheimer’s and Choking As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the brain loses its ability to process certain…

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Reducing the Risk of Choking in Late-Stage Alzheimer's