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7 Qualities of Good Caregivers in Fairfield, CT
7 Qualities of Good Caregivers in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on October 12, 2018

Before you take on the role of family caregiver, you should think about what the job entails and compare it to the qualities you possess. Doing this comparison could give you a good idea if becoming a caregiver is the role for you, and knowing ahead of time may prevent burnout and other health issues. Here are some of the qualities a good family caregiver should possess. 1. Patience Many…

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Suggestions for Millennial Caregivers in Fairfield, CT
Suggestions for Millennial Caregivers in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on September 28, 2018

Millennials are rapidly becoming the next biggest generation of caregivers. Though you might not have expected to step into the role while you’re still young, you can use the following strategies to enhance your ability to provide high-quality care to your senior loved one. Find Ways to Stick to Your Life Plan Most likely, you had a plan for your life before you took on the role of a caregiver….

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How to Help a Parent Let Go of Unhealthy Habits in Fairfield, CT
How to Help a Parent Let Go of Unhealthy Habits in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on September 14, 2018

Staying mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy is extremely important in the senior years. However, many aging adults have developed bad habits that put their overall health in jeopardy. Breaking these habits is necessary, but the process can be difficult. Adopting the following strategies can help you change your aging parent’s unhealthy habits. 1. Discuss the Benefits Many seniors aren’t aware of the negative effects unhealthy habits have on their bodies….

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Steps to Take If Your Siblings Don't Bother with Caregiving in Fairfield, CT
Steps to Take If Your Siblings Don't Bother with Caregiving in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on August 31, 2018

Getting your siblings to pitch in around the home is necessary, especially as your senior parent’s needs increase. Ask your brother or sister to step in and develop a schedule that works for everyone. Taking on the caregiver role without any help could put your physical and mental health in danger. Here are some tips you can use to get your siblings to help out with caregiving duties. Speak Up…

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How to Remove Caregiver Anxiety in Fairfield, CT
How to Remove Caregiver Anxiety in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on August 17, 2018

Taking care of an aging parent is a great responsibility, but it can bring a lot of stress and anxiety into your life due to trying to balance your own needs with your loved one’s demands. Stress and anxiety could lead to serious health conditions if you’re not careful. The following six strategies can help you manage your anxiety so you aren’t constantly overwhelmed. 1. Do Something Healthy The further…

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How Can Seniors Boost Their Memory in Fairfield, CT
How Can Seniors Boost Their Memory in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on July 27, 2018

Some individuals are able to maintain their cognitive health and memories well into their golden years, while others experience cognitive decline. In either case, here are a few techniques older adults can use to boost their memory and cognitive function. Quit Trying to Remember Most people experience instances of trying to remember the name of a place or person only to draw a blank. Despite trying over and over, the…

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Debunking 7 Common Myths About Aging in Fairfield, CT
Debunking 7 Common Myths About Aging in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on July 13, 2018

Many commonly held beliefs about aging aren’t true at all. These myths contribute to a cultural outlook on aging, and they can impact the way individuals approach their golden years. Take a look at some of the most popular myths about getting older.   1. Seniors Are Irritable  Countless TV shows and movies portray seniors as irritable individuals. Think of Mr. Wilson from Dennis the Menace or the characters played…

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Activities Aging Adults in Wheelchairs Should Consider Outdoors in Fairfield, CT
Activities Aging Adults in Wheelchairs Should Consider Outdoors in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 29, 2018

As your elderly loved one’s health decreases, he or she may experience some negative changes. You may also encounter certain challenges when caregiving that are not directly related to your loved one’s health. Respond to these issues calmly and with a good plan of action. Here are some of the unexpected challenges you might face as a family caregiver.  1. Violent Outbursts  Caregivers don’t expect their elderly loved ones to…

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Tips for Celebrating Father's Day If Your Dad Has Alzheimer's in Fairfield, CT
Tips for Celebrating Father's Day If Your Dad Has Alzheimer's in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 15, 2018

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease could limit the activities your elderly father enjoys doing, but it shouldn’t prevent you from showering him with love and appreciation. You can find a variety of activities your dad will enjoy, based on his current health condition. Here are some tips for celebrating Father’s Day with a senior dad who has Alzheimer’s.  Host a Small Family Dinner  Invite your siblings and their children over…

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5 Fun Yet Safe Summer Activities for Seniors in Fairfield, CT
5 Fun Yet Safe Summer Activities for Seniors in Fairfield, CT
By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 25, 2018

The summer months are a great time for seniors to spend time outdoors and connect with family members and friends. Because of health conditions and age-related issues, it’s important to ensure your aging loved one stays safe while having fun during the summer season. Here are a few safe and fun summer activities your loved one is sure to enjoy.  1. Going on a Picnic  There’s no better way to…

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