Monthly Archives: October 2017

Elderly in Home Care Doesn’t Mean a Lack of Socialization

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While the vast majority of seniors prefer to age in one place, many seek assistance from home health companies and assistant living services because of an increased need for personal assistance or in home care. Numerous studies have been conducted that show that seniors having social connections through family members, friends, social organizations, even companion animals is directly linked with their overall good health, prolonged survival from serious illness, and longevity in general. As seniors age, the […]

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Mindfulness for Carers: How to Manage the Demands of Caregiving While Finding a Place for Yourself

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Carers are particularly vulnerable to feeling stressed, worried and worn down by the vast demands that often come with caregiving, be they physical, psychological or emotional. Mindfulness can be enormously beneficial to carers, whether professional or voluntary, as a means of developing greater inner stability, resilience and gaining more control over their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Mindfulness is an evidence-based approach that is proven to help protect against stress, anxiety, depression and burnout. Dr Cheryl Rezek provides […]

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A Loving Approach to Dementia Care: Making Meaningful Connections with the Person Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementia or Memory Loss (A 36-Hour Day Book)

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Caring for someone with dementia means devotedly and patiently doing a hundred little things each day. Few care providers are trained to meet the challenges of dementia, however―and that is where A Loving Approach to Dementia Care can help. The book offers practical, compassionate advice on overcoming caregiving obstacles and maintaining meaningful relationships with loved ones who have dementia and memory loss.Laura Wayman’s program of care emphasizes communication, affirmative response, and empowerment―transforming the caregiving process from a […]

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Elder Care Journey: A View from the Front Lines (Suny Series in New Political Science)

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For millions of Americans caregiving is the new normal. For Laura Katz Olson, a respected researcher of long-term care for the aging, “Elder Care Journey” chronicles the disruption of her world and how it is upended by the ever-increasing long-distance needs of her own mother. A healthy, Senior Olympics medal winner, Olson s mother is slowly and steadily incapacitated by Parkinson s disease and a gradual loss of vision. Thrust into a long-distance caregiving role, Olson finds […]

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How to Help Elderly People Adjust to Nursing Home Living

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As people have reached a certain age, they tend to produce an impairment of their functions and capabilities. When they are unable to perform their regular duties, often assisted by another person is necessary. If it is necessary to require assistance of another individual, this can be difficult for the older people. It’s the same difficulty level with the person who provided care for an elderly patient. The best way to provide effective care and support for […]

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The Caregiving Season: Finding Grace to Honor Your Aging Parents

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I should honor my father and mother until they get on my last nerve! Caring for elderly parents is challenging. It’s a season of life requiring strength that comes only from God. In The Caregiving Season, Jane Daly openly shares her stories from the front lines of battling guilt, negotiating new boundaries, and dealing with exhaustion. Her message of grace and hope will help you honor your aging parents well, and deepen your personal relationship with Christ […]

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Move With Balance: Healthy Aging Activities for Brain and Body

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AWARDS    Move With Balance®: Healthy Aging Activities for Brain and Body has received the 2013 Living Now Book Award bronze medal in the Mature Living/Aging category.     Our book is a Finalist for the 2013 Book of the Year Award in the Health category, an award honoring Independent Publishers. Awards given June 2014.   Move With Balance® is the winner of the 2012 MetLife MindAlert Award from the American Society on Aging in the category for programs designed to enhance mental […]

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