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Dehydration and the Elderly

Dehydration and the Elderly

During the hot summer months our seniors need a little extra Tender Loving Care!  Dehydration is a common health risk in the elderly which can lead to bigger problems. HEALTH ISSUES RELATED TO DEHYDRATION Urinary Tract Infections Low Blood Pressure Confusion Impaired...
Who Makes the Medical Decisions When My Loved One Can’t?

Who Makes the Medical Decisions When My Loved One Can’t?

So often, individuals are uncomfortable talking to their Mom, Dad, or other loved ones about end of life wishes while they are healthy and alert.  There are many reasons for this, including not wanting to “scare” their parent regarding future or impending health...
Caregiver Burnout: Take a Vacation!

Caregiver Burnout: Take a Vacation!

Can you recognize the signs and symptoms? Burning out can happen very easily as we care for loved ones and individuals who seek our support.   Often we work a full-time job, have a family and home which call for our attention yet, we find ourselves juggling to meet...
The Medication Is Not Helping

The Medication Is Not Helping

The Medication Is Not Helping (Alternative Options in Managing Behaviors Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease) As Alzheimer’s Dementia advances into the later stages, you may notice a number of behavioral symptoms developing.  Your Mother may become withdrawn and less...