Avoid “Sundowning”

Avoid “Sundowning”: Fidgeting and acting nervous late in the day, or becoming easily upset and hard to calm down is called “sundowning.” Creating an evening routine and sticking to it can help avoid these episodes. Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.

Myths about Aging: It’s Never Too Late

Many perceptions about aging are negative: old people can’t learn new things; they’re frail; they get senile; they’re a burden. These stereotypes are not only untrue, but they make us fear and dread aging. No matter your age, it isn’t too late to make choices that improve your emotional and physical health.

Moving Conversations

Moving Conversations: Your loved one may not want you to move in with them or to move in with you because they don’t want to lose their independence. Propose the idea with explanations like, “I want to spend more time with you,” or, “Money is tight and this will really help me out.” Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.

Time Tracking

Time Tracking: If you notice your loved one asking the same questions over and over, it may be because they are no longer able to keep track of time. “One minute” and “one hour” may feel the same to them. Keep clocks in common areas where they are easy to see for quick reference. Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.

You’re Not Alone

You’re Not Alone: If you’re feeling isolated or overwhelmed as a caregiver, a support group can make a huge difference in your life. They can provide perspectives you may not have considered and connect you with a bigger team of resources for you and your loved one. Contact Senior Transitions if you need help caring for your aging parent or grandparent by calling (850) 894-6720.