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Interacting with a loved one who has symptoms of dementia can often feel like a daunting task. However, there are several strategies caregivers can employ to not only improve communication but also facilitate more fulfilling conversations with an aging adult. It’s important to first consider the various ways dementia can affect the mind. If your […]
Most older adults want to continue living in their homes and communities as they age. However, not all homes are equipped to help your loved ones age in place safely and comfortably. For some families, an independent living or assisted living community gives them the peace of mind that their loved ones can continue living […]
Dear Miami Jewish Health, My mother is living with me and is, thankfully, an active woman. However, now that she does not drive and is slowing down, she needs more support and socialization than I can provide during the week. She has diabetes and I’ve noticed that it’s getting harder for her to monitor her […]
An important part of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia is ensuring they have a good quality of life. Although they may interact with the world differently from when they were younger, people with dementia still want to feel emotional connection, creativity, fulfillment, and purpose – as we […]
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are known for causing a multitude of mood and behavior changes. One common example of this is sundown syndrome. Sundown syndrome, also known as sundowning or late-day confusion, is a term used to describe a notable increase in restlessness, agitation, irritability, or confusion that typically lasts through the […]
How to Choose the Right Short-Term Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility After a Hospital Stay
Why Aging Adults Should Plan for Adequate Recovery After a Hospital Stay or Surgery. After a major health event and a hospital stay, most patients want to go straight home to recover in the comfort of their surroundings. Particularly for aging adults, this is not always possible. Even when released from a hospital, they may […]
Moving a loved one to a Nursing Home or Assisted Living community is a transition like no other. Caregivers experience guilt, anxiety, and fear. Preparing ahead of time helps you to relax, think positively and realize that senior living facilities and today’s healthy aging lifestyles are often life-changing – in excellent and healthy ways.
When visiting an aging parent at an assisted living facility, plan your visit. Time spent with family is essential for everyone. Engage in shared activities like memory building exercise games and puzzles. Here are some tips for meaningful visits for caregivers, children and their elderly parents.