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Families Confront Dementia And Guns by Caregiver.org

JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News and Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News Photos by Heidi de Marco and Frank Carlson, PBS NewsHour and Randall Hill With a bullet in her gut, her voice choked with pain, Dee Hill pleaded with the 911 dispatcher for help. “My husband accidentally shot me,” Hill, 75, of The Dalles, Ore., [...]

By | 2018-07-20T14:17:45+00:00 July 20th, 2018|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

8 Ways to Get Rid of Aging Parent’s “Stuff”

Many adult caregivers and family members have experienced the “junk wars” with elderly loved ones. Christmas lights that don’t work, Tupperware lids without matching containers, clothes that no longer fit, enough yard to make a sweater for a house…. the list could go on and on. Start ASAP Chances are you will find items in [...]

By | 2018-06-22T23:31:37+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

Summer Reading for Senior Citizens

Did you know the 70% of seniors list reading as something they enjoy? We found books that will make your aging loved one laugh, feel intrigued and get lost in a story. No one is too old to be drawn into a novel. While seniors might have trouble seeing small print, there are many assistive [...]

By | 2018-06-20T20:07:44+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

Hobby Gifts for Father’s Day

Hobbies are often lost later in life due to physical limitations and health issues. However, it is the best season of life to enjoy activities that create a sense of calm, happiness and fulfillment. Hobby gifts could be airplane model sets, painting tools for those with arthritis or gardening tools for those that can't bend [...]

By | 2018-06-14T19:18:06+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Holidays|0 Comments

Be A Tourist in Your Own Town

Over time you may notice yourself or a loved one become less active in later years. Getting out of the house is an important part of mental and physical health. The temptation for seniors to sit and watch television grows as their mobility decreases with age. We recommend that caregivers, family members, and friends encourage [...]

By | 2018-05-30T16:44:27+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

National Nurses Week History

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse [...]

By | 2018-05-10T17:09:16+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for Difficult Family Conversations

There comes a time when family members start to notice that their elderly parents need assistance. Family caregivers encounter many difficult conversations from driving, personal care, housework, and finances. Hard conversations can leave older adults feeling like they are not in control of their life. This feeling would make anyone frustrated or angry. We [...]

By | 2018-05-04T15:20:03+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

10 Ways to Help Seniors with Loss of Appetite

Seniors often experience a loss of appetite. It is natural to burn fewer calories as we age and see a decrease in appetite. However, it is essential that older adults do not fall into malnutrition. Caregivers might notice seniors increase hostility at mealtime for a variety of reasons. The older adult might have dental issues, [...]

By | 2018-04-25T19:23:31+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

How To Help A Senior Loved One Quit Smoking

Many older adults grew up with a different culture of smoking than is seen today. While they may understand that smoking is harmful, years of addiction may have made quitting feel impossible. The effects of tobacco have likely taken a toll on your loved one’s body. When you care about someone, you do not want [...]

By | 2018-04-23T16:29:27+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Health|0 Comments

Best Movies & TV Shows for Dementia Patients

Are you a caregiver looking for positive movies and TV shows for your loved one with dementia? It can be harder than one may first assume. We are exposed to a massive amount of negative stories and images which can cause emotional distress to someone with dementia. Even the content in commercials or the news [...]

By | 2018-03-30T15:08:07+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments