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How to Share Caregiving Responsibilities in Jefferson County, COq
How to Share Caregiving Responsibilities in Jefferson County, COq
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on March 18, 2020

Being a caregiver for a senior loved one can be both rewarding and challenging. The latter is more likely to be true if you assume or believe you have to bear the burden of caring for your loved one alone. Fortunately, providing care can be less physically and mentally demanding if you share your caregiving duties with other people. Here are six ways you can do this. 1. Reach Out…

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How to Assist Seniors with Putting Their Affairs in Order in Jefferson County, CO
How to Assist Seniors with Putting Their Affairs in Order in Jefferson County, CO
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on March 4, 2020

Helping an aging loved one get his or her affairs in order is never going to be easy, but that project must be taken care of early on if you want to avoid major problems down the road. If your loved one passes away or becomes incapacitated in any way, you need to make sure you know exactly what his or her wishes were. Planning your loved one’s estate can…

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Things that Cause Anger in Seniors with Dementia in Jefferson County, CO
Things that Cause Anger in Seniors with Dementia in Jefferson County, CO
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on February 19, 2020

Many seniors maintain positive attitudes, but elderly individuals with dementia may exhibit more aggression. Managing anger can make caregiving difficult, especially when your aging loved one refuses to do specific tasks, such as eating or exercising. Continue reading to learn about the causes of anger in seniors with dementia and tips to use when addressing each situation. 1. Muscle Pain In many instances, aging adults with dementia use anger as…

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Main Challenges for Today’s Older Adults in Jefferson County, CO
Main Challenges for Today’s Older Adults in Jefferson County, CO
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on February 5, 2020

While many seniors sail through their golden years without many challenges, others face various hardships. Aging adults can still enjoy their lives even when faced with challenges. However, the difficulties should be addressed as soon as they’re recognized. Here are some challenges your senior loved one may face and what you can do about them. Social Isolation As people age, they may become lonely and socially isolated. They may have…

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Tips for Aging Adults to Manage Their Chronic Pain in Jefferson County, CO
Tips for Aging Adults to Manage Their Chronic Pain in Jefferson County, CO
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on January 22, 2020

Referring to discomfort that continues for 3-6 months or more or pain that intermittently comes back, chronic pain is a part of life for many adults 65 and older. It’s not always possible to completely eliminate chronic pain. That being said, there are some ways older adults can effectively manage ongoing discomfort and enjoy a better overall quality of life. Here are five of them. 1. Find Ways to Stay…

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What Are Some Typical Indications of Aging in Jefferson County, CO
What Are Some Typical Indications of Aging in Jefferson County, CO
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on January 8, 2020

With age, the body begins to experience sudden changes, such as physical and cognitive problems. The aging process is unpreventable, but there are steps seniors can take to slow it down. Continue reading to learn some of the usual signs of aging and what your senior loved one can do to maintain longevity and enhance his or her quality of life. Hearing Problems Presbycusis is hearing loss that gradually occurs…

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Depressed elderly woman sitting on lounge at home
Depressed elderly woman sitting on lounge at home
By Cherie Coe, 9:00 am on December 18, 2019

Being diagnosed with dementia can make daily life challenging for older adults, putting their safety at risk when they’re left alone. Family caregivers need to ensure someone is always available to monitor their elderly parents. If that isn’t always possible, families should consider using home care services. Continue reading to learn why you should never leave your senior loved one with dementia alone. Delusions Delusions are one of the hallmarks…

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Activities for Seniors with Memory Loss Related to Dementia in Jefferson County, CO
Activities for Seniors with Memory Loss Related to Dementia in Jefferson County, CO
By Darlene Ortiz, 9:00 am on October 9, 2019

Memory loss is one of the most common symptoms associated with dementia, and over time, it can worsen for seniors, making daily life more challenging. There are tasks and projects seniors can take up to boost their memory and strengthen other intellectual functions. Here are several purposeful activities that provide support for older adults with dementia who have memory loss. 1. Playing Board Games When choosing memory loss support activities…

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How Dementia Caregiver Can Calm a Loved One in Jefferson County, CO
How Dementia Caregiver Can Calm a Loved One in Jefferson County, CO
By Darlene Ortiz, 9:00 am on September 18, 2019

Damage to the brain caused by dementia could lead to combative behavior in older adults. Being physically or verbally attacked by an aging parent may cause you to want to fight back, but you must resist these feelings and remain calm to prevent the situation from escalating. Here are some ways to calm a loved one with dementia and reduce combativeness. 1. Look for the Trigger Review the situation to…

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Managing Combative Behavior in Seniors with Alzheimer’s in Jefferson County, CO
Managing Combative Behavior in Seniors with Alzheimer’s in Jefferson County, CO
By Darlene Ortiz, 9:00 am on September 4, 2019

Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder with multiple stages, and each stage has its own unique challenges. While every senior with Alzheimer’s exhibits slightly different symptoms, most go through a combative stage in which they’re constantly hostile. While the aggressiveness might seem overwhelming, there are a few steps family caregivers can take to manage the unwanted behavior in a safe and healthy manner.  Some Symptoms Are Out of Your Control…

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