Caregiver Burnout – Signs and How to Counter them

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It’s typical of caregivers to put their invalid loved one’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being before their own, but as a result, they’re often overwhelmed. Overwhelmed from constantly trying to do more than they can, and from doing it alone and not receiving the help and care they need themselves. This leads …

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How to Care for a Patient with Alzheimer’s

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Patients with Alzheimer’s suffer from memory loss, loss of cognitive faculties, loss of reasoning, impaired judgment, and have trouble navigating their way around. To that end, when you’re caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s, every day presents a new challenge. There are never enough hours in the day when you’re …

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Guide to Selecting an Emergency Nurse Call System

For many seniors and people with special needs, the caregiver is one of the most important people in their lives. A caregiver is a person that provides care for the elderly, the injured, and those with special needs, and the care they offer include assistance in accomplishing common tasks like walking, going …

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Tips for Caregivers to Effectively Communicate with Elderly Patients

When caring for senior patients, effective communication is a necessity for positive outcomes. Elderly patients may have conditions like dementia or Alzheimer’s, vision impairment, hearing loss, etc. So, the better you understand them in terms of conditions and circumstances, the better you will be able to communicate with them. Out of 23,000 …

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Guide to Picking Bed Pads for Seniors

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A lot of seniors experience urinary incontinence or a loss of bladder control. This can be due to an underlying medical condition, such as diabetes, menopause, an enlarged prostate, or certain medications. Around 25 million people in the United States experience bladder leakage daily, based on the National Association for Continence.[1]   Most …

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Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors

Dementia is not a disease; it is a term that describes a group of symptoms linked to brain-related diseases. Dementia is associated with memory and other cognitive problems that reduce a person’s ability to think, reason, and even perform everyday activities. Dementia can pose a great challenge to the caregiver if not …

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