Types of Elder Care in South Florida

a caregiver holding the hand of an elderly person

Aging parents and grandparents are unavoidable, but it doesn’t mean that it makes it any easier. It is often a stressful endeavor, primarily because people are unsure of where to begin. The world of elder care in South Florida is vast, and there are many avenues to choose from. How can you ensure that you’re choosing the right path for your loved one? Are they happy about the decisions you’re making? Is there a

CONTINUE READING Types of Elder Care in South Florida

Superior Elder Services in South Florida: Help for Elderly Parents

Superior elder services are available in South Florida, but you have to know what the key factors are to consider before you begin to search for the best help for your elderly parents. The effects of aging are both physical and psychosocial, and there are some essential factors to think about regarding the welfare of our elderly South Florida relatives, especially when in home care is finally necessary. On a basic level, you need to know

CONTINUE READING Superior Elder Services in South Florida: Help for Elderly Parents

At What Age Are You Too Old to Manage Your Money

When to worry about your ability to take care of your own finances.

CONTINUE READING At What Age Are You Too Old to Manage Your Money

Are There Drugs Older Adults Should Avoid?

Do you have an aging parent who seems to be struggling with their medications? Are you concerned about drugs older adults should avoid? Medication Management is an vital aspect of what we provide at Advocare.

CONTINUE READING Are There Drugs Older Adults Should Avoid?

Take a Vacation from Being a Caregiver

Not taking time away from caregiving responsibilities can lead to bigger problems – caregiver burnout, stress, or poor health.

CONTINUE READING Take a Vacation from Being a Caregiver

Healing Our Caregiving Hurts

Caregiving hurts. People disappoint, situations cause pain, the declines break your heart. The hurt can break us into pieces and cause us to question whether we’ll never become whole again.

CONTINUE READING Healing Our Caregiving Hurts

Give Your Dad the Best Father’s Day Gift Ever: Your Attention

Listen early on if you can.

CONTINUE READING Give Your Dad the Best Father’s Day Gift Ever: Your Attention

Bridging the Gap: The Role of Geriatric Care Managers in Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

Avoidable hospital readmissions have received scrutiny due to their link with poor quality health outcomes and high care costs.

CONTINUE READING Bridging the Gap: The Role of Geriatric Care Managers in Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

Meaningful, Enjoyable, and Doable: Optimizing Older Adults’ Activity Engagement at Home

In addition to being able to live safely at home, when facing declining physical or cognitive abilities it remains important to all people to have a sense of purpose—something to do—in their everyday lives.

CONTINUE READING Meaningful, Enjoyable, and Doable: Optimizing Older Adults’ Activity Engagement at Home

5 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security

Social Security provides tens of millions of Americans with the income they rely on in retirement, and there’s always room for current and future recipients to squeeze more from their benefits.

CONTINUE READING 5 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security

No Such Thing as BACKGROUND Noise

With extreme concentration added, the directional hearing aids might make the difference for success in picking out basics of a conversation (from the low murmur of surrounding sounds) for short time periods, but even the directional hearing aids don’t seem to make much difference in my stress level.

CONTINUE READING No Such Thing as BACKGROUND Noise

Being Supportive to the Senior with Alzheimer’s Improves Home Safety

There are so many ways to improve senior home safety, but even doing everything possible is not going to completely guarantee somebody else’s safety at home, including an elderly individual.

CONTINUE READING Being Supportive to the Senior with Alzheimer’s Improves Home Safety

Negative Beliefs About Aging Predict Alzheimer’s Disease in Study

“Although the findings are concerning, it is encouraging to realize that these negative beliefs about aging can be mitigated and positive beliefs about aging can be reinforced, so that the adverse impact is not inevitable.”

CONTINUE READING Negative Beliefs About Aging Predict Alzheimer’s Disease in Study

Yet Another Role for Aspirin

Now it seems that SA’s impressive repertoire could expand to include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease; one of its components has been found to bind to an enzyme called Glyceraldehyde 3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (GAPDH), a culprit in these diseases.

CONTINUE READING Yet Another Role for Aspirin

10 Signs of Caregiver Stress and Depression, When to Get Professional Help

There are several situations in which people can benefit from therapy.

CONTINUE READING 10 Signs of Caregiver Stress and Depression, When to Get Professional Help

Sundowner’s and the Coffee Connection: Why the Symptoms May Improve with Less Caffeine

Sundowner’s syndrome is a condition in which individuals with Alzheimer’s become more agitated as the day goes on.

CONTINUE READING Sundowner’s and the Coffee Connection: Why the Symptoms May Improve with Less Caffeine

Can A Cancer Drug Reverse Parkinson’s Disease And Dementia?

A drug that’s already approved for treating leukemia appears to dramatically reduce symptoms in people who have Parkinson’s disease with dementia, or a related condition called Lewy body dementia.

CONTINUE READING Can A Cancer Drug Reverse Parkinson’s Disease And Dementia?

Home Safety and Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s can live in their homes, as long as safety measures are in place

CONTINUE READING Home Safety and Alzheimer’s

Dementia Caregiving – Making Family Outings Work for Everyone

A dementia diagnosis unfortunately still holds a stigma for many family caregivers.

CONTINUE READING Dementia Caregiving – Making Family Outings Work for Everyone

Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky

After a stroke, driving skills may be impaired, two new studies suggest.

CONTINUE READING Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky