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As your loved one’s age, it is important that they maintain healthy diets to support the natural aging process. With aging, most times, comes new health scares and diagnoses, whether it is Diabetes, Alzheimer’s/Dementia, or Hypertension. Research has shown that having a healthy and well-balanced diet can either slow the progression and/or reduce the risk of you getting these diagnoses.
So today, we are going to show you how you can incorporate healthy alternatives into your loved ones eating habits to help them age in good health based on diagnoses that can be common for most people.
Caregiver burnout is defined, by Cleveland Clinic, as a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion. Stressed caregivers may experience fatigue, anxiety and depression. When caring for a loved one or simply being an employee at a company where you are hired on to do medical and non-medical tasks for a client, can be a very strenuous task. Constantly worrying over their well-being, sometimes being yelled at by the client or loved one, when you are only trying to help, can take its toll on someone.
Today, we will be talking about ways you can reduce and/or cope with having caregiver burnout and how to enjoy the blessing of being a caregiver.
If your loved one is elderly and may have started to forget or simply suffers from Alzheimer’s or Dementia, having them take their medications regularly or accurately can be a task.
Research has shown that 60% of older adults take their medications improperly, which leads to about 140,000 deaths a year. Improperly can mean your loved one taking too many pills of one medication that can be detrimental or misreading the prescription label and taking a medication every hour instead of every four hours. As your loved one’s age, it is imperative that you, as their family member, are aware of what they are taking, how they should take it and when they should take; so here we have listed a couple of do’s and don’ts that will help you ensure your loved one is taking their medications properly.
When you think of falling it all seems trivial. We have all fallen in our lifetimes and most of the time we just get back up, dust off the dirt and try not to be embarrassed if a lot of people saw. However, for your loved ones aged 65 and older, falling can be very detrimental.
According to the CDC, over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is very common and may even lead to death. Being with your loved one everyday can be hard, especially with you having to work and provide for your own family; so today, with your loved ones in my mind, we’re going to discuss 5 ways to prevent falling in your loved one's home.
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