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Alzheimer’s: Tips for More Effective Communication

  Alzheimer’s Disease gradually impairs the person’s ability to communicate. People with dementia have more difficulty expressing thoughts and emotions, as well as more trouble understanding others. Here are some tips to help in communication and understanding: • Learn to create a ‘kind voice’ – speak slower and lower, smiling. • To orient the person…

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10 Signs That It’s Time to Stop or Limit Driving

Caregiver in Plainview, NY: 10 Signs That It’s Time to Stop or Limit Driving Most people want to continue driving for as long as they can do so safely. However, for many people, a time will come when they must limit or stop driving, either temporarily or permanently. Following are some warning signs that indicate…

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Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver in Smithtown, NY: Caring for a loved one in need is a selfless act of kindness, love and loyalty.   Most caregivers don’t even label themselves as  “caregivers”, but rather just a son, or daughter with a loved one that needs their help. Unfortunately, caregiving is often underestimated in terms of time, physical demands, emotional…

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Top 6 Reasons for Medication Mismanagement in the Elderly

Senior Care in Islip, NY: According to the Centers for Disease Control, five out of six persons age 65 and older are taking at least one medication and almost half of the elderly population take three or more. According to the department of health and human services, 55% of the elderly are non-compliant with their…

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Dementia Care: Communication Techniques for Professionals

Elder care in Huntington, NY: Dementia Communication Techniques for Professionals If you are a professional who works with older adults and their families, you have probably encountered challenges in communicating your message to a person afflicted with dementia.   Below are tips to help you overcome common obstacles in communicating and to learn to understand the…

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Are You a Caregiver for an Elderly Parent?

Caregiver in Bay Shore, NY: Is Your Plate Running Over?An estimated 44 million Americans provide care to someone 50 or older and more than half of them are women.  A typical family caregiver is a 46 year old female, has a full time job, kids in school, and spends an average of 20 or more…

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When Your Elderly Parent Refuses Help

Home Care in Bay Shore: Does your loved one need help at home but refuses to accept it?  Are you providing the care yourself and managing a job, your own family, and other obligations?  It may be time for an intervention. Many older adults come from a generation that took care of themselves and their…

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