For Caregivers

Quick And Easy DIY Rice Heating Pad With Instructions

If you have achy joints, muscle pains, cramping, cold hands and feet – a quick and easy solution is to make a rice heating pad. It’s a great option to help provide warmth and comfort. You’ll only need a few common household items to make your very own rice heating pad. Here’s a list of …

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Earth’s Medicine: Nutrient-Rich Foods For Senior Health

As we age many of us start to have a daily medication regimen. Whether it’s blood pressure medication, thyroid, a diuretic or bowel regimen it seems like medications keep piling up. Medications are sometimes necessary and you should always follow your physician’s orders. More and more people are seeking non pharmacological interventions and natural remedies.  …

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When To Start Hospice For A Loved One With Alzheimer’s Disease

As our loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease progress in their illness, we may ask at what point it would be advisable to enlist the help of hospice. Hospice enrollment provides access to 24/7 care and support via regularly scheduled and as-needed nurse visits in person and by telephone. In Medicare’s own words – A hospice …

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How Sensory-Rich Experiences Can Help Caregivers Communicate Better With Elderly Patients

“Given the significant advancements in the field of neuroscience, it is now widely recognized that the different sensory-rich experiences human beings encounter every day help to ‘nourish’ the nervous system.” AJ Ayres, 2005 As anyone who has ever been around someone with a cognitive impairment can surely attest, communication can be a challenge. Another challenge …

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10 Things You Need To Consider When Choosing an Assisted Living Facility or Adult Care Home

There are many reasons why families make the decision to move a loved one into an assisted living facility.  Medication, treatment, food, safety, accessibility to nursing assistance, hygiene, mobility, and care partner burnout are just a few reasons that it’s time to make a change. Beware! Not all assisted living facilities are created equally! We believe …

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Webinar recording: De-escalating behaviors in neurocognitive disorders

Recording date: September 15, 2021 Q- Are you caring for someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other neurocognitive disorder? Q- Are you frustrated and experiencing feelings of anger or sadness as you struggle to understand the changing communication style of your loved one? Q- Are you looking for ways to better understand and respond to …

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Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy benefits and uses for Parkinson’s dyskinesia and depression

In the video, ElderHealth’s nurse practitioner Melissa Koon describes the benefits and uses of Ketamine in treating older adults with Parkinson’s Dyskinesia and/or depression. Learn about the origins and history. Ketamine was most known as the “buddy drug” used as a pain reliever and anesthetic in the Vietnam war. Safe enough for soldiers to administer …

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