Caregiving is a full-time job. That means most spouse and family caregivers work the equivalent of two or three different “positions” when you combine the demands of paid work, family life, and personal obligations in addition to their caregiving responsibilities.
According to the Caregiving in the U.S.
Author: Kari Kelly | Posted in: Holidays with Seniors
Diet plays a significant role in managing diabetes. As anyone who has diabetes, or their caregiver, knows, diabetes becomes a game of numbers and math. The goal is to balance blood sugar levels as much as possible, and the more you can do that with diet and exercise,
Author: Kari Kelly | Posted in: Diabetes Care
You’ve made the important decision to move forward with home care to support your loved one. How do you take the next steps?
The first thing to do after deciding on home care is to choose the best agency for the job. To do that properly,
Author: Kari Kelly | Posted in: Long-Term Care Planning
Remarkable scientific studies are honing in ever nearer towards the eradication of Alzheimer’s disease, this time in the form of two medications already developed and approved by the FDA. This permits accelerated clinical trials and we hope fast-tracking us closer to a treatment.
Author: Kari Kelly | Posted in: Alzheimer's Care | Tags: Alzheimer's Treatment, Senior Health Care
Have you ever walked into the office or a get-together with friends or family and had someone say to you with great concern, “You really look tired today!” Although you may have been feeling pretty perky before that moment, suddenly you really DO feel tired and rundown. The words we speak to each other and the way we interpret them are powerful.
Author: Kari Kelly | Posted in: Aging Care | Tags: Caregiver Tips, Senior Health Care
For seniors, experiencing surgery always includes some inherent risks, but there’s a little-known effect impacting a significant number of seniors following surgery that people all need to be aware of: POCD (postoperative cognitive dysfunction). POCD takes place in more than 25% of seniors during the days after non-cardiac surgery, and can present with a variety of symptoms,
Author: Kari Kelly | Posted in: Dementia Care | Tags: dementia causes, Senior Health Care
“I don’t have dementia There is nothing wrong with me!”
If you have ever heard a loved one with dementia frustratingly communicate this or perhaps a similar sentiment, you may have believed the person was just in denial and unwilling to accept a tough diagnosis. The stark reality is,
Author: Kari Kelly | Posted in: Dementia Care | Tags: dementia treatment, Senior Health Care
One of the top concerns for diabetics, aside from managing the disease itself, is the havoc diabetes can wreak on the feet. Because of the potential for nerve damage, restricted blood flow, and a weakened immune system, wounds, particularly on the feet, can be difficult to heal.
To stay a step ahead of diabetes-related foot problems,
Author: Kari Kelly | Posted in: Diabetes Care | Tags: diabetes
Problems with joints and bones are a painful fact of life for many people. However, these conditions are often exacerbated in the elderly. These afflictions make getting around difficult at best, thereby forcing many to rely on mobility aids for walking or even standing, and possibly home care. Most of the aged population just chalk up the aches and pains to ‘arthritis’
Author: Kari Kelly | Posted in: Home Health Care | Tags: arthritis, medical treatment