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Grandparents Babysitting Grandchildren Could Lower Risk for Alzheimer’s

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23.08.16

Your children love spending time with grandma and grandpa, which is great for everyone involved. Now, new scientific research has revealed that grandparents babysitting grandchildren could actually lower the risk of Alzheimer’s.  

Tips on Long Distance Care

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16.05.16

Tips for Long Distance Senior Care

Caring for far away loved ones can be quite the challenge. If you live far away from someone that you care about and they need constant attention, then check out some of these helpful long distance senior care tips. It is always important to understand how your loved one may feel about being cared for from a distance. The most crucial thing you can do is put yourself in their shoes and take into account how they feel about the situation. Your life will be affected, but theirs will be affected even more than yours. Always keep this in mind, even when caring from someone close by. These things are not always easy to deal with and it is important to remember what matters most to you and your loved one: being there for each other and loving one another.  

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Facts

Posted by advancare in Alzheimer's Disease, caregiving, caregiving tips, Dementia, depression, elderly care, home care, mental health, Senior Health | 0 comments

10.05.16

Understanding the Difference - Alzheimer's & Dementia

Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease of the brain. It is the leading cause of dementia, which is a term for a group of symptoms including memory loss, impaired judgment, loss of language, and reduced motor skills. There is currently no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  

Time Management and You

Posted by advancare in Alzheimer's Disease, caregiver stress, caregiving, caregiving tips, depression, home care, mental health, Senior Health | 0 comments

02.05.16

When our brains age, it may become tougher to remember things that you easily used to remember. To prevent this, there are many different things you can do to both strengthen your memory and improve your time management skills. Check out our previous post that focused on improving your mental health from a couple of weeks ago for some tips on how to keep your memory sharp. This week's post focuses on time management and what you can do to improve it while bettering yourself.  

New Advancements in Alzheimer’s Treatment

Posted by advancare in Alzheimer's Disease, caregiving, caregiving tips, Dementia, elderly care, health innovations, home care, injury recovery, mental health, Senior Health | 0 comments

25.04.16

There are many new advancements in the medical field every single day. Many of these advancements are extremely surprising to a lot of people. It can be quite exciting when someone finds a possible treatment that is not only effective, but also easy to obtain and relatively cheap. That is exactly what happened to Dr. Mary Newport and her husband, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.  

Stay Sharp: Tips on Maintaining Mental Health

Posted by advancare in caregiving, caregiving tips, elderly care, home care, mental health, Senior Health | 0 comments

18.04.16

Being a healthy human being is not just about keeping your body in good shape. It also requires you to be sound mentally. In some ways, mental health can be more important than physical health. Also, if you are not sound mentally, then you may find it hard to even get into the physical exercises. There are many little things seniors, as well as the average person, can do to keep their minds sharp and focused. The brain is like a muscle, so it is important to keep it challenged and strong.  

Strength and Weight Training for Seniors

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11.04.16

This week, we will be focusing on weight training safety and techniques that are good for seniors. Some seniors, especially the ones that have been exercising consistently for a long period of time, may want to consider doing as much weight training as possible. Weight training is a great way to keep your muscles working and your blood flowing. Not only can it help your muscles, but it can also help your balance and coordination, so you can prevent a fall before it happens. Mixing weight training with cardio every week is a great way to balance out your routine.   

Sports and Activities for the Active Senior

Posted by advancare in caregiving, elderly care, home care, mental health, Senior Health | 0 comments

05.04.16

We are back this week with some great activity and sports suggestions that will help you become a healthier and stronger senior. As we have stated in past blog posts, it is very important for everyone, especially seniors, to be as active as possible. There are many ways you can stay fit and active, and not all of them are very strenuous. Staying fit in your old age can add years to your life, but only if you maintain your goals and stay on track. Use your good health as proper motivation to keep it where it needs to be. The easiest way to do this is to make a proper routine, and we will help you do just that in future blog posts, so be sure to check back with us weekly. Now onto this weeks topic.  

5 Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Posted by Florence in Alzheimer's Disease, caregiving, caregiving tips | 0 comments

27.01.16

Hundreds of people are now becoming an Alzheimer’s caregiver, especially to their loved ones. This is a big responsibility and a tough commitment to any particular person. It is unfortunate that many individuals who are acting as a caregiver to patients with Alzheimer’s have no formal caregiver training, which leaves them to just sit and watch their loved ones as they go through this progressive disease. It is always a challenging journey for every Alzheimer’s caregiver. In this regard, here are 5 tips to remember as you take on these new and challenging responsibilities as an .  

What You Should Know About Caregiver Contracts

Posted by Florence in caregiving, caregiving tips | 0 comments

21.01.16

When we think of caregiving, we immediately think of caregivers who risk their time and their own health in order to provide the best care for our senior loved ones, especially those who need care full-time. Most caregivers come from the family such as the children or other family members who are able to handle the situation, while some are hired help and complete strangers.