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By Sila Melika, 9:00 am on January 9, 2018

Caregiver burnout is a legitimate health condition caused by unrelieved anxiety, and its symptoms include excessive fatigue, social withdrawal, sleep disorders, and mood swings. Here are eight ways caregivers can reduce their risk of burnout.  1. Make Time for Friends Many caregivers are so busy that their relationships with friends and family members take a back seat. However, it’s important to stay social, as friends can provide the support you need to get through difficult days.  Caring for a senior loved one can be rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming for family caregivers who have other responsibilities they need to focus on. For these families, the perfect solution is respite care. Cleveland families rely on our caregivers whenever they…

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Home Care for Seniors in Cleveland, OH
Home Care for Seniors in Cleveland, OH
By Sila Melika, 9:00 am on December 26, 2017

Many seniors prefer to live in the comfort of home as they grow older. Aging in place can slow cognitive decline and allow seniors to enhance their mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. However, older adults may need a helping hand with daily tasks, which is where having professional caregivers around…

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Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer's in Cleveland , OH
Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer's in Cleveland , OH
By Sila Melika, 9:00 am on December 12, 2017

Many people, including some health professionals, use the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s interchangeably. However, the two terms are not synonymous. Understanding the differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is critical in treating the conditions.  Definition Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a group of symptoms affecting memory, communication…

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Reasons Exercise Is Essential in the Senior Years in Cleveland, OH
Reasons Exercise Is Essential in the Senior Years in Cleveland, OH
By Sila Melika, 9:00 am on November 28, 2017

Though exercise is often associated with younger generations, it is just as important for seniors. Being inactive can lead to quite a few physical and mental health issues, so seniors should try to get some cardio or weightlifting exercise during their golden years. Exercising might sound exhausting, but even light…

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Advantages Gained from Respite Care for Older Adults & Families in Cleveland, OH
Advantages Gained from Respite Care for Older Adults & Families in Cleveland, OH
By Sila Melika, 9:00 am on November 14, 2017

Hiring respite care can enhance the mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of family caregivers and their senior loved ones. It is an effective way to minimize your load as a caregiver, and it can strengthen the bond between you and your loved one. Here are some of the top benefits…

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Reducing Alzheimer's Risk in the Golden Years in Cleveland, OH
Reducing Alzheimer's Risk in the Golden Years in Cleveland, OH
By Sila Melika, 9:00 am on October 24, 2017

Researchers don’t know of any permanent cures for Alzheimer’s disease, but they have identified some risk factors for this neurodegenerative disorder. Seniors who continue to work on their physical and mental health experience much lower rates of Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. Older adults should follow these tips to stave…

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6 Valuable Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors in Cleveland, OH
6 Valuable Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors in Cleveland, OH
By Sila Melika, 9:00 am on October 10, 2017

Debating the pros and cons of in-home care can be a stressful task for seniors and their family members. Some seniors are nervous about a loss of independence or an invasion of privacy, which can lead to heated conversations. If you are trying to convince your aging loved one it…

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By Sila Melika, 2:57 am on June 8, 2017

New research reveals the emotional cost of America’s most expensive disease. (San Francisco, CA—June 1, 2017) Today Home Care Assistance , the leading provider of in-home care for seniors, released a study they commissioned through Research Now  illuminating the emotional impact of dementia caregiving in the United States. With one in four adults serving as a caregiver  for an aging loved one and with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia surging among our rapidly aging population, the unrelenting stress and emotional toll of witnessing the “long goodbye” stands to pose a health care challenge of its own. With roughly 5.5 million Americans living with dementia, the illness actually costs more to care for ($259 billion) than cancer ($77 billion) and heart disease ($102 billion) combined . Behind these numbers…

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By Sila Melika, 2:55 am on June 8, 2017

If you are a long-distance caregiver you know the pressures of trying to make sure your loved one is doing ok in their daily environment. Managing care, coordinating schedules and checking in on his or her daily status can be complicated and frustrating.   Long-distance caregiving support   can come in the form of organization, team members, technology, and knowledge, but the important role of communication in long distance caregiving should not be overlooked. Communication is the grease that keeps the long-distance caregiving wheels turning. It ensures that you have all the important information you need about your loved one and gives you the ability to anticipate when extra care and support might be needed. Communication with clinicians.   To gain the most information you will…

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By Sila Melika, 2:45 am on June 8, 2017

Recognizing Caregiver Burnout As a caregiver of a senior, your days can be long and filled with responsibilities. You may feel run down, lethargic and like you are burning the candle at both ends. Taking care of yourself may fall at the end of the list. These are some of…

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