With Texas summers getting hotter every year, it’s more important than ever to know how to protect your loved ones from extreme heat. This is especially true for the older adults in your life, who are often more susceptible to its effects.
No matter how much we love each other, family is complicated. When you first got married, you probably never thought about the possibility of your spouse’s aging parent living with you one day. But if you’re in that situation now, or if someone else in your life has become a family caregiver, things might feel like they’re changing, and not for the better. Caregiving can be challenging, but many caregivers find that giving a loved one a better quality of life is extremely rewarding. And you may find that giving the caregiver you love the support they need is a reward in itself.
Early-onset dementia, also known as young-onset dementia, refers to cognitive declines that happen in the brain before age 65. Early-onset dementia is unexpected, meaning that individuals who’ve been diagnosed and their families are usually unprepared for what lies ahead. If you’ve just received an early-onset dementia diagnosis in your family, this blog post can help you to create a care plan for your loved one and to plan for the future.
Have you ever felt refreshed and less stressed after partaking in a fun activity? Sometimes, a change of scenery does us some much-needed good. Our loved ones with dementia especially benefit from getting out and doing things that are fun and away from the daily routine.
Smoking and long-term heavy drinking can pose risks for healthy people, but both can overtly compromise the health and safety of people living with dementia. Should you let someone with dementia smoke or drink?
Caregiving for a loved one is a unique experience that is, for many people, its own reward. But that doesn’t mean that caregiving doesn’t come with its challenges. Caring for another person can be a major inconvenience, and can even require you to put your own life plans on hold. This is often a bigger concern for younger caregivers, who are more likely to be at a point in their life where they’re going to school, trying to start their career or trying to find a romantic partner.
Today, about 15.7 million adult family members, many of them are spouses, are in the role of caregiving for someone who has dementia. While caregiving a spouse with dementia is common, it can come with some unique challenges.
Caregivers frequently ask if they need a geriatric care manager to help them find long-term dementia care. Our short answer is no, a geriatric care manager is not required, however, much of that answer rests upon other factors, such as, how much knowledge you have about memory care living.