caregiving

by Katharine Ross Letting go of autonomy and control isn’t easy for anyone – including senior parents, spouses and loved ones. Trust is the most important component of the caregiving relationship. Without it, the senior can’t communicate their needs comfortably and the caregiver can’t communicate their concerns adequately. Discovering and fully understanding the wishes of…

bathing

Bathing is often the most difficult personal care activity that caregivers face. Because it is such an intimate experience, people with dementia may perceive it as unpleasant or threatening. In turn, they may act in disruptive ways, like screaming, resisting or hitting. Such behavior often occurs because the person doesn’t remember what bathing is for…

technology

Technology moves fast, and every day it seems like there’s a whole new flock of innovations that are presented to become a part of our daily lives. The technology available to seniors are no different, and there are a lot of great minds developing devices to make your life easier and safer. However, even though…

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