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When Dementia Triggers Aggressive Behavior – 5 Tips from a Former Caregiver

Many are aware that older adults with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia can be forgetful or struggle cognitively. But many may not be aware that the disease can also present in the form of verbal or physical outbursts. Such behavior is particularly common in the late afternoon and evening (“sundowning”). As a Certified Nursing…
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Home Care & Home Health – What’s the Difference?

Understand the difference between home health and home care? Here’s what you need to know if you have aging parents… Both are provided in-home. But the two are often confused. They tend to be complementary, not substitutes. Home Health Home health is typically medical care, provided by licensed practitioners (typically a Registered Nurse), under the…
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Spotlight Effect vs. Vanishing Effect – Shedding Light on Seniors Eclipsed by Shadows

Many of us are familiar with the “Spotlight Effect” – the psychological tendency of individuals to overestimate how much others notice and scrutinize their appearance, actions, and outcomes. Understanding of this framework helps people experiment and take action, by lowering the perceived risk. Unfortunately, the framework fails seniors, who experience a sort of “Vanishing Effect”…
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Top 10 Signs Your Parent or Loved One May Need Caregiver Assistance

What are some signs that your loved one may be becoming more vulnerable and requires more assistance? Here are the top 10 things to look for: Safety concerns: Falls or near falls are the most serious warning sign. Watch for bruises or other signs, since seniors might be too embarrassed to share the occurrence with…
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