Month: December 2020

Tips for communicating with seniors

Caregiving can cause major changes in family dynamics. Physical, emotional, social, and financial issues can arise, affecting the roles, responsibilities, and feelings of each family member. Such widespread change to the family dynamic can lead to increased tension and frequent disagreements. Constant friction can be frustrating, but learning what goes into healthy, two-way communication can …

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How to stay connected to your loved ones this holiday season

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, it has never been more important to practice social distancing. Although the virus can cause severe illness to people in any age group, our elderly community is most at risk, making social distancing for them even more necessary. Social isolation could put seniors at risk for anxiety, …

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Caring for someone living with Parkinson’s

No specific test exists to diagnose Parkinson’s disease. A doctor trained in nervous system conditions will diagnose Parkinson’s disease based on medical history, a review of signs and symptoms, and a neurological and physical examination. Caring for a loved one with PD can be a challenging job, especially as the disease progresses. Former caregivers of …

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