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VIDEO: Who Will Care for your Loved One? Having a Plan in Place

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5 Tips for Talking to a Parent About Moving a Spouse to a Memory Care Facility

It is probably never going to feel like the right time to have “The Talk” about a memory care facility with a parent who is the caregiver of a spouse with dementia. Many adult children avoid bringing it up because it’s such a complicated and sensitive topic. But the best time to approach this tough issue is right after the initial diagnosis. As dementia progresses, it’s possible that your...

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VIDEO: Different Ways Caregivers Can Receive Help from Outside the Home

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VIDEO: The Stress of Caregiving: Signs to Watch for in Caregiver Burnout

 

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5 Tips for Caring for a Senior with Alzheimer’s

 Caring for an aging loved one is hard. Caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s is even harder. Once you think you’ve gotten a handle on managing daily tasks, the disease progresses and everything changes. When you combine creativity and caregiving skills, you can respond to changes in communication and behavior, provide everyday care and get help when needed.

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5 Warning Signs of Depression in Older Adults

As your parent ages, things change. Some of their previous interests and activities may be more difficult or even become impossible to do. We become more accustomed to loss of family and friends, and difficulty getting out and about can cause isolation. While older adults are too often misdiagnosed or inadequately treated for their depression, it is not a normal part of the aging process. Make...

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Finding Support in Temecula for a Parent with a New Dementia Diagnosis

Having a parent diagnosed with dementia is life changing. The rush of emotions can be overwhelming and make it difficult to think about next steps. 

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Deciding the Best Pet Option for Older Adults

Pets can be a great boon for seniors’ health and wellness. Companionship, exercise and a sense of purpose are just some of the benefits. Pets can also reduce blood pressure and heartrate, lead to fewer doctor’s visits and lower the incidence of depression.

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5 Ways Assisted Living Facilities Can Help Decreases Depression in Older Adults

As we age, we can become more susceptible to depression. Through the years, we lose friends and family or even experience the loss of a spouse and chronic health problems can begin accumulating. Our minds and schedules, once heavily occupied by careers, raising families and maintaining homes, are now free to ponder our purpose. The people we used to see daily may not come around as much...

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Is It Dementia? 10 Warning Signs Family Members Should Watch For

First, your father misplaces his keys. Then, your mother has trouble finding the right word when you’re eating dinner together. The following week, they call you (again) so you can help them set up the digital video recorder to record their favorite TV show. You’re probably wondering, “Is it dementia?”

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