How to Talk to Seniors Resistant to Change

How to Talk to Seniors Resistant to Change

Any caregiver can tell you of times they’ve met resistance to care from older adults. Sometimes change is necessary in regard to health conditions or other life circumstances. However, the person who needs it may not be open to making those changes. It’s important to be able to talk to your loved ones about the
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Tips for Communicating with Someone Who Has Dementia

Tips for Communicating with Someone Who Has Dementia

Dealing with dementia is never an easy thing. This is especially true when trying to communicate with someone who has it. The disorder makes it harder for the person to understand and deliver messages. This can lead to frustration for both the patient and their families. Oftentimes, this can lead to conflict which is the
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Signs Your Parents Need In-Home Assistance

Signs Your Parents Need In-Home Assistance

One issue that is hard for children of elderly parents to discuss is whether their parents need aid around the house. This is mainly because the parents themselves are often resistant to the idea. However, getting older comes with its obstacles. Since many parents won’t admit that they need support, it’s important to be able
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Signs of Advanced Heart Failure

Signs of Advanced Heart Failure

Nearly 6 million Americans are living with heart failure. About 10% of them are advanced cases. Heart failure is advanced when normal treatment options, such as medicine and lifestyle changes, no longer manage it effectively. This stage of heart failure requires more aggressive treatment. Since heart failure is a disorder that gets worse over time,
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Guidelines for Common Cold & Flu Medicines

Guidelines for Common Cold & Flu Medicines

Flu season is upon us. To help treat illness, many people go to the medicine aisle of their local supermarket or their local drug store. With so many options, it can get disorientating. Below, are some guidelines to keep in mind while looking for treatments. For stuffy noses, look for decongestants. Decongestants treat stuffy nose
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