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Four Things You Need to Know about Lung Cancer

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month is a perfect time to double check what you know about lung cancer and to assess how your senior might be at risk herself. Learning the Symptoms Is Important Recognizing the symptoms of lung cancer is a vital part of early detection. Some of the symptoms may not seem related to breathing, so your senior may not connect them. Those are symptoms like losing weight without trying or experiencing a change in appetite. Or she might just feel less energetic and not really know why. Other symptoms are very obviously related to the lungs, like an increase in…

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What Things Can Make the Symptoms of Sundowners Syndrome Worse?

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Does your elderly loved one have sundowners syndrome? If so, they may have a range of symptoms from mild to severe. If you are a family caregiver of someone with sundowners syndrome, it is important to know what could make your loved one’s symptoms worse. The more that you know about this condition, the more you can work with senior care providers to make the symptoms more manageable for your loved one. Too Much Activity Late in the Day One of the things that could make sundowners syndrome worse is for your elderly loved one to have too much activity later in…

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How Can You Help Your Elderly Loved One Care for Themselves?

There are times when everyone needs a little reminder about how to care for themselves – both physically and mentally. This is especially true for the elderly. Sometimes, an elderly person doesn’t feel like it is important to care for themselves. For instance, they may only take a shower every few days. However, caring for oneself goes deeper than just bathing regularly. When it comes to proper care, this is why family caregivers and elderly care providers might need to help the elderly person in their life. Get Moving Studies show that one of the most important things a person can do…

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Alzheimer’s Disease Stages You Should Know About Today

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If you are caring for your elderly loved one, you might be concerned that they will have Alzheimer’s disease. As a family caregiver, this is certainly something that you should watch out for. There are different stages of this disease that your elderly loved one will go through if they have Alzheimer’s disease. Learning more about these stages can help you to be more prepared if your loved one does get this disease or if they have it already. First Stage During the first stage of Alzheimer’s disease, your elderly loved one isn’t likely to show any signs or symptoms. However, if…

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What Does it Look Like When You Senior Is Pushing You Away?

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There may be times when all you want to do is to help your senior, but you feel as if she’s deliberately making that difficult for you to do. You might not be imagining that. Here’s how you might be able to start understanding what’s happening so you and your senior can talk and find solutions. She’s Pushing Herself Harder than She Should Part of helping your senior means that you’re making life a little easier for her. You’re literally helping her to take it easier. That can matter a lot when it comes to her being able to do what she…

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Five Ways to Help Your Senior to Manage COPD

Managing COPD can feel impossible to your senior at first, especially if she’s engaging in a lot of habits that are working against her lung health. Getting her COPD under better control involves keeping a few things in mind. Smoking Is a Big Problem Many people with COPD are smokers or were smokers in the past. If your elderly family member is still smoking, it’s in her best interests to quit even though that’s a really difficult thing to do. Talk to your elderly family member’s doctor about the best ways to help her to reduce her dependence on smoking. Even cutting…

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Four Ideas for Helping Your Senior Hydrate

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Hydration and Seniors, Elderly Care in Peachrtree City GA / By Rondine Gordon Hydrating properly is essential for your senior to be as healthy as she wants to be. It’s not always easy to drink enough water, though, so you may want to explore some other possibilities. Make Water Hard to Avoid If there are a lot of steps involved in getting water the way she enjoys it and your senior already doesn’t want to drink more water, you’ve got a problem. What you truly need to do is to make water almost impossible for her to ignore, overlook, or miss during her…

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