Caregiving Services in Macomb, MI

Judi Dench Takes Memory Supplements—Should You? At age 78, the fabled actress, Dame Judi Dench has worked with everyone from Gwenyth Paltrow to Pierce Brosnan, and won practically every available acting award. But, that doesn’t mean she’s immune to the common issues of aging. In a recent interview with Jon Snow,…

How to Use an HFA Metered Dose Inhaler

On November 6, 2013, Posted by , In Caregivers, By ,,, , With No Comments

Getting Medicine to Your Lungs For people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), using an inhaler is the fastest method of delivering medication to the lungs. It is also the safest; the risk of side effects is lower than with tablets or capsules. That’s because after being absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, medication taken…

Caregivers… Be Sure to Take Care of Yourself

With an aging population and changes in health care, such as shorter hospital stays, more and more caregiving is being provided by people who aren’t health care professionals. A caregiver is anyone who provides help to another person in need, whether that’s an ill spouse or partner, a disabled child,…

Foot Pain Information

Foot Pain Diagnosis A personal and family medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests (e.g., imaging tests, blood tests) may be used to help diagnose foot pain. A family history includes information about structural foot problems and other medical conditions, such as diabetes, gout, and arthritis in the patient’s family. A medical history includes information about the following: Additional…

Mild Cognitive Impairment – Macomb, MI

Mild cognitive impairment falls somewhere between age-associated memory impairment and early dementia. People with mild cognitive impairment are more forgetful than normal for their age, but they don’t experience other cognitive problems associated with dementia, such as disorientation or confusion about routine activities. They are generally able to live independently but may be…

Macomb, MI – Caregiving Guide

On January 18, 2013, Posted by , In Caregivers, By ,, , With No Comments

How To Deal With Your Aging Parents – A Caring Guide Your parents are getting older. It’s inescapable, and brings with it some questions and concerns for the future. If the only question that springs to mind is “When will I have to put them in a nursing home?” you…

Strategies for Coping with Alzheimer’s Disesae: Patience, Compassion and Flexibility

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is devastating. The disease appears gradually, gaining momentum as it progresses. Alzheimer’s disease robs memory and destroys the ability to learn. Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient is a full-time undertaking. As Alzheimer’s progresses, everyone; spouse, children and perhaps grandchildren may be asked to provide care. Flexibility,…

Home Care: How to tell if a Caregiver is doing a good job

You’ve finally done it—you’ve hired an in-home caregiver for your elderly loved one. Now you’re faced with a new challenge: determining whether or not the person you’ve entrusted your family member’s well-being to is doing a good job. The best way to evaluate a hired helper is to periodically drop…

Living at Home With Dementia

For adult children the recognition of dementia can either be a slow process or it can be “WOW! Things have changed!” This coupled with honoring the loved ones wishes about staying at home can create a dilemma. For those who are physically close to the person affected with dementia it…

Scams Targeting Senior Citizens

There seems to be no end to the schemes people come up with to scam senior citizens. The newspaper in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, reports on a new high-tech scams aimed at the elderly. Sgt. Joseph Laguzzi of the Carbondale Police tells the newspaper, “If a person has anything posted online which…