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Ideas for Meaningful Gifts for Seniors with Memory Loss

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Dec 13, 2017 | Comments Off on Ideas for Meaningful Gifts for Seniors with Memory Loss
Elder Care in Sebastopol CA: Gifts for Seniors with Memory Loss

Elder Care in Sebastopol CA: Choosing gifts to give your aging parent for the holiday season can be one of the best parts of your caregiver journey with them. Even if they are suffering from limitations and challenges, you can show your senior how much you are thinking about them and love them by giving gifts that are meaningful and will help them to live their highest quality of life as they age in place.

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How Voice Control Gadgets Help Elderly People

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Dec 6, 2017 | Comments Off on How Voice Control Gadgets Help Elderly People
Home Care in Novato CA: Voice Control Gadgets

Home Care in Novato CA: Voice control gadgets have found their way into the market and not only are they generally affordable, but the advancements in voice recognition means that their scope is wide and their capabilities endless.

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What Kinds of Changes Might You Experience if Your Aging Adult Moves in with You?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Nov 29, 2017 | Comments Off on What Kinds of Changes Might You Experience if Your Aging Adult Moves in with You?
Senior Care in Cotati CA: When an Elderly Loved One Moves In

Senior Care in Cotati CA: Making the move to merge your home with your elderly family member’s is a big decision. There can be some massive changes that you might not be expecting.

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Tips for Making Your Parent’s Diet Healthier as They Deal with Diabetes

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Nov 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Tips for Making Your Parent’s Diet Healthier as They Deal with Diabetes
Caregiver in Sonoma CA: Diabetes and Healthy Eating

Caregiver in Sonoma CA: If you are a family caregiver for an elderly adult with diabetes, it is likely that you have gotten recommendations to adjust your parent’s diet. What they eat can make a tremendous impact on your parent’s health and well-being, and how they are able to manage their condition. Making changes to their diet, however, can be challenging.

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What Should You Expect When Caring for a Senior in Middle-Stage Alzheimer’s?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Nov 14, 2017 | Comments Off on What Should You Expect When Caring for a Senior in Middle-Stage Alzheimer’s?
Elderly Care in Petaluma CA: Middle Stage Alzheimer's

Elderly Care in Petaluma CA: Moderate Alzheimer’s disease is the stage at which the challenges that your aging parent faces will become much more obvious and they may no longer be able to live independently. This stage can last for many years, during which the symptoms and challenges will continue to evolve and worsen for your parent, and care responsibilities will continue to increase for you.

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Separating Sleep Apnea’s Myths From the Reality

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Nov 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Separating Sleep Apnea’s Myths From the Reality
Elder Care in Novato CA: Sleep Apnea Myths

Elder Care in Novato CA: What do you know about sleep apnea? It’s a common condition in which a person’s breathing stops or becomes very shallow for seconds or even minutes. An episode usually ends with a snort and breathing resumes as normal. It’s more common in men. It’s also more common in people over the age of 40. Could your mom or dad have it?

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What Signs Should You Watch for to Let You Know it’s Time to Talk to Your Aging Adult about Driving?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Nov 1, 2017 | Comments Off on What Signs Should You Watch for to Let You Know it’s Time to Talk to Your Aging Adult about Driving?
Home Care in Rohnert Park CA: Signs of Unsafe Driving

Home Care in Rohnert Park CA: Knowing what signals mean that your senior is having difficulty driving can be a big clue that it’s time to have the talk. If you’re not sure what indicates that your senior is having trouble, this list can help.

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When Should Your Parent Wash Their Hands?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Oct 25, 2017 | Comments Off on When Should Your Parent Wash Their Hands?
Senior Care in Healdsburg CA: When Should Your Parent Wash Their Hands?

Senior Care in Healdsburg CA: As a family caregiver one of your most important responsibilities is helping your aging parent stay as healthy as possible. Germ control is a critical element of this. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that simple handwashing using soap can prevent ten percent of diarrheal diseases, and one in six respiratory diseases.

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How Can You Help Your Aging Family Member Cope with Big Changes in Her Life?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Oct 18, 2017 | Comments Off on How Can You Help Your Aging Family Member Cope with Big Changes in Her Life?
Elder Care in Petaluma CA: Coping with Change

Elder Care in Petaluma CA: Big changes are difficult for anyone to deal with, but they can be especially difficult for your aging adult to manage. Here are some steps you can take to help her deal with change.

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Tips for Reducing Risk of Infection When Visiting Your Parent

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Oct 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Tips for Reducing Risk of Infection When Visiting Your Parent
Elderly Care in Windsor CA: Reducing the Risk of Infection

Elderly Care in Windsor CA: Helping your parent to prevent infection is an important step in guarding their health as they age in place. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to infection, ranging from cold and flu to wound infections, due to lower immune systems, and are more likely to experience severe consequences as a result of these infections.

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