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The Emotion You May Not Have Expected in Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for aging parents brings about a variety of emotions. If you were to name the top 5 emotions you experience while caring for aging parents, what would they be? Maybe you would first think of emotions like love, compassion, and sometimes, even stress or frustration. Would anger make the list? In many cases, though family caregivers may not wish to disclose it, the answer is a definite YES. The truth [...]

How Setting a Daily Routine Can Help Seniors

Charter Home Health suggests helping seniors by setting a daily routine. Life, especially although not just during the pandemic, can be filled with uncertainness. For seniors who are feeling less in command of particular aspects of life, such as losing cognitive or physical functioning, concentrating on exactly what can be controlled is empowering.  An excellent place to begin is by setting a daily routine, customized to an older [...]

By |August 26th, 2021|Categories: Dementia Care, Quality of Life, Senior Health, Senior Issues, Senior Mental Health|

Avoiding Elderspeak When Talking To Older Adults

Charter Home Health provides tips for talking to older adults. high-pitched voice, exaggerated facial expressions, and overly-simplified speech. Of course, this is perfectly normal and actually beneficial to an infant’s growing brain. Hopefully, when that infant's great-grandfather enters the room, loved ones refrain from reacting similarly. However it happens so often, and can be so detrimental to the elderly, that there is a word to describe this way [...]

By |August 18th, 2021|Categories: Caregiver Wellness, Family Caregivers, Quality of Life, Senior Issues|Tags: |

Talking To Your Doctor About A Dementia Diagnosis

Charter Home Health discusses talking to your doctor about a dementia diagnosis. Distress. Fear. Embarrassment. The feelings surrounding talking to your doctor about a dementia diagnosis can cause older adults to keep their suspicions to themselves. A recently available AARP survey peeled away a few of the layers of emotion to get to the reason – namely, worry over losing independence and becoming a problem to others. While [...]

By |August 10th, 2021|Categories: Dementia Care, Family Caregivers, Uncategorized|
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