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Checklist for Traveling with Someone with Dementia

March 16th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

It won’t always be easy when traveling with a senior who has dementia. We can offer you a few tips and tricks to help lighten the load. Make your next vacation amazing with these tips: The first thing you will want to do is try to plan all your driving during the day. This is […]

Myths About Medical Alert Systems

March 11th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Medical alert systems are also called personal emergency response systems or PERS. These systems have become more complex over time as technology has advanced. Medical alert systems are tailored more to one’s needs and quality of life. The senior who is diagnosed with dementia, for example, may benefit more from an in-home monitor compared to […]

Natural Ways to Get Rid of Insomnia

March 6th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Sleep issues can come at any time and we sometimes don’t understand the effects sleep depravity can have on our health. Issues with sleep can occur for many reasons such as poor dieting, electronic usage, poor exercise, mental health, and more. Sleep deprivation, although difficult to deal with in itself, is at times, just a […]

How to Deal with Diabetes as Senior Citizen

February 28th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Diabetes is one of the common diseases that affect many people. It has been described by doctors as a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has a high blood sugar level in the body. This is due to low insulin production in the body. According to Williams in his textbook of Endocrinology, research […]

What’s the Difference Between In Home Care and Assisted Living?

February 27th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

There comes in a time in our lives when the ones that are close to us require more assistance than we are able to give them. During this time, we begin to look through our options, such as assisted living or in-home care. Sometimes it can be a very tough decision, especially if you are […]

Should I Get a Pet as Senior Citizen?

February 26th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

When making any big decision, such as whether or not to get a pet as a senior citizen, it helps to carefully weigh your options. They are many positive aspects of owning a pet, but there are also a few drawbacks to consider. For starters, having a pet can be a lot of responsibility. Feeding […]

When is it Time to Receive In-Home Care?

February 23rd, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Our loved ones can reach a point in life sometimes when they need a little bit of help. They might have an illness or simply be at an age where it’s difficult to move or function by themselves. That’s when we have to consider getting some help for them. Luckily, there are several in-home care […]

Helping a Loved One Who Has Parkinson’s

February 23rd, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that involves the nervous system. It can influence motion in human beings. This degenerative medical condition can be a massive problem for the motor system. It can lead to the presence of symptoms such as slower motions, tremors, problematic balance, problematic posture, speech difficulties and muscle stiffness. If you […]

The Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

February 20th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Researchers have found nearly half of senior citizens will have some type of cognitive impairment, typically Alzheimer’s, as they age. This brain disorder makes it difficult for people to remember, learn, and communicate, and over time, it becomes increasingly difficult for caregivers to manage day-to-day responsibilities. However, many of the symptoms are similar, and it’s […]

Questions to Ask a Caregiver as a Family Member

February 15th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

Entrusting a person to give around-the-clock care to a loved one is something that should not be taken lightly. If you are looking for a compassionate and qualified caregiver, ask these questions: Are the services offered of high quality? It is very important for a family member to know if the people they have entitled […]