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During the holidays, many people will be visiting aging parents or relatives. This is a perfect opportunity to notice changes in their mental, physical and cognitive health, ensure they’re able to move comfortably and safely in their home, and have important conversations about the future.
Caregiver burnout can manifest in many different ways. The emotional and physical demands that accompany caregiving can strain even the strongest person, and it’s important to take advantage of the tools available to help when providing care for your aging loved ones.
As the seasons change, the transition to the colder months can be a challenge to stay healthy. As the season of cold and flu looms ahead, coupled with COVID-19, it can be difficult for seniors to ward off illness. Taking proactive steps can help keep seniors stay protected this fall.
Music, whether played or simply listened to, can help stimulate seniors by evoking powerful memories or emotions for the aging adult. For seniors with memory issues or dementia, music has the ability to bring back memories, and can help improve cognitive function and slow age-related decline.
As you or your loved ones age, it’s necessary to make plans for the future to ensure that your wants and needs are met. As everyone’s needs are different, working with trusted professionals who have experience in aging and it’s associated concerns to help you organize these plans for your future.
Dementia is not a disease, but the general term for a loss of cognitive functioning, such as memory, problem-solving, and language, to the extent that it becomes a hinderance to daily life. Since dementia is a progressive condition, the severity of its symptoms often start small and increase over time. Everyone will experience different symptoms as a result of dementia, however there are some signs and symptoms that are common. If you recognize any of these symptoms in your aging loved one, it’s important to get them help.
The work that we do for our clients is holistic and varied every day. Each client that we work with has a unique plan of care and so we are focused on the detailed care for each client. Find out more about what a typical day in the life of an Aging Life Care Manager is like.
As we age, we experience an increasing number of major life changes and transitions, including changes accompanied with Alzheimer’s and other aging related illnesses. Handling these changes can be difficult, and if you are unsure of where to start or are struggling with decisions, a professional care manager can help find options for you and your loved ones.
Adding a new activity, or picking up a favorite you’ve put down for winter, can be a great way to welcome spring. Find out how Susan and Kelsie were able to shake off the winter blues, and spring into action for the changing of seasons.
Meditation is a simple practice that anyone can practice, at nearly any time. Some benefits include reduction of stress, an increased level of calmness and clarity, and an overall sense of happiness. Mindfulness and meditation can be great skills for anyone to develop but can especially be beneficial for seniors.
We serve the Big Bend area of Florida, including Tallahassee, located in Leon County, along with Wakulla, Jefferson and Gadsden counties in a 50 mile radius.