Though there are many diseases, which seniors suffer from, caregivers everywhere are being asked to be vigilant for signs that point to Legionnaire’s Disease. What is this big deal on Legionnaire’s disease?
Summer is one of the most highly anticipated seasons of the year and everyone and anyone can benefit from it. However, at the other side of the coin, this is also the season where diseases can sprout at any time. Some of these diseases can be dangerous for the elderly. One of these diseases that caregivers should look out for is Lyme Disease.
Though the cold weather means sweater weather, senior caregivers should be cautious on how to keep their seniors entertained in this type of weather. This is because cold weather easily makes one feel lonely and is often the time depression is at its highest peak. To help you keep spirits up all throughout the cold weather here are a few suggestions on what you could do.
Part of taking care of a senior is dealing with illnesses that old age brings and one of these is dementia. Dementia is a mental illness that is often characterized by deteriorating memory, irritability, and mood swings just to name some. Though dementia is the least harmful, it is the most challenging sicknesses to deal with and often summons a lot of patience and understanding from the caregiver.
The elderly often lauded to be people in their prime, aka the golden years – an achievement seen by many. However, living the long life also comes with a price. As one grows older, they also see a decline in their overall health from physical abilities to mental functions. This often results to a lot of problems from a growing list of medications, financial worries and care problems.
One of the toughest things to deal with as a caregiver in a nursing home is to give the proper care for the elderly suffering dementia. This cognitive disorder is something not to take lightly as it can make things complicated especially if one is not sensitive to the special needs of these elderly patients.
Aging is a big issue for a lot of people and it poses quite a bit of a heartbreak, especially if they can’t be as energetic as they used to. This is because the elderly, on average, are the most sedentary age group as they spend more time sitting around or lying down. This is not a good sign, especially if you are trying to keep them healthy.
“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” This quote is taken from the popular Disney movie Lilo & Stitch where it highlights the importance of family. As a caregiver, you have seen families come and go at the home where you work at and most of the time these are painful to watch as these families either have decided or are forced to leave their loved ones there. But taking things in retrospect, this may be good for the elderly because growing old alone is not very healthy.
Easter marks the beginning of spring and the end of winter’s grip and it also symbolizes new beginnings and renewal.
So why don’t you take this chance to plan new and exciting things to kick start the year for your seniors? It doesn’t have to be the traditional egg hunt, but it could also take form in other activities that anyone can enjoy and is also doable without too much effort.
Summer has always been seen as the youth’s season. From lounging in the beaches, getting a tan or simply having an ice cream cone. But senior citizen can have summer fun too! All they need are the right activities to engage themselves in. Here are a few activities that caregivers may want to suggest to their seniors.