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Respite Care: Is There a Downside in Massachusetts
Respite Care: Is There a Downside in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on October 4, 2019

At-home respite care provides temporary relief for you without compromising your elderly loved one’s safety. You may be wondering if there are any negatives to respite care, but it’s never a disadvantage to get help from experienced professionals who are trained to boost your loved one’s health. Continue reading to learn about the many advantages at-home respite care offers to seniors and their families. Socialization At-home respite care allows seniors…

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Parkinson’s Care Tips for Family Caregivers in Massachusetts
Parkinson’s Care Tips for Family Caregivers in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on September 20, 2019

Caring for an elderly parent with Parkinson’s can present different challenges, which is why you need to have a proper care plan in place. Remember to set realistic goals and always do your best. Below are some strategies your family can use when caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease. 1. Stay Updated Conducting research allows you to provide adequate care for your loved one and reduce some of…

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Why Is Respite Care Essential for Seniors and Their Families in Massachusetts
Why Is Respite Care Essential for Seniors and Their Families in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on September 6, 2019

Many family caregivers are placed in their roles involuntarily and have no idea what the responsibilities include. Being a family caregiver can become overwhelming, but services like respite care give families peace of mind and time off to rest and rejuvenate. Below are some of the reasons respite care is essential to seniors and their families. Increased Safety Aging in place is the preference of many older adults, and the…

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Activities that Promote Wellbeing in Seniors with Parkinson’s in Massachusetts
Activities that Promote Wellbeing in Seniors with Parkinson’s in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on August 23, 2019

Engaging in activities ensures seniors with Parkinson’s enjoy their lives as much as possible while enhancing their emotional, mental, and physical health. Numerous activities provide the chance to leave the isolation of home, see other people, and get a bit of exercise. Doing the following activities with friends or family members makes them even more enjoyable. 1. Dancing Many communities host dancing events that welcome the public, and some cities…

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Effective Ways of Communicating with an Elderly Loved One with Dementia in Massachusetts, MA
Effective Ways of Communicating with an Elderly Loved One with Dementia in Massachusetts, MA
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on August 9, 2019

Communicating with seniors with dementia can be quite difficult, and many caregivers feel as if they’re never going to get through to their loved ones. If your aging loved one’s dementia is making conversations nearly impossible, you need to consider some new tactics. With a little bit of patience and a solid plan in place, your daily interactions with your loved one can be much less stressful. Don’t Take Anything…

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Reasons Aging Adults with Dementia Have Visual-Spatial Difficulties in Massachusetts
Reasons Aging Adults with Dementia Have Visual-Spatial Difficulties in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on July 19, 2019

Dementia-related visual-spatial problems include symptoms such as being unable to perceive the depth and space between objects. Seniors may also have difficulty understanding what they see, and some may experience hallucinations related to issues with their visual and spatial abilities. For example, your aging loved one may see a shadow on the floor and think it’s a puddle or be unable to properly judge how high to pick up his…

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How Can Music Benefit Older Adults Who Have Alzheimer’s in Massachusetts
How Can Music Benefit Older Adults Who Have Alzheimer’s in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on July 5, 2019

Seniors with Alzheimer’s respond positively to music throughout all phases of the disease process. For whatever reason, music appreciation and aptitude never seem to be affected by Alzheimer’s. Thus, music serves as a useful therapy tool. There are many ways music can be beneficial for a senior loved one living with Alzheimer’s. Stimulates Memory Listening to a familiar tune triggers the emotion and memory centers of the brain. This way,…

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Benefits of Respite Care Family and Their Senior's Get in Massachusetts
Benefits of Respite Care Family and Their Senior's Get in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on June 21, 2019

Your family has many options for making sure your senior loved one has the things he or she needs to stay healthy. Once your loved one has decided to age in place, your family must step in to help whenever he or she is sick or needs assistance. While appointing a family caregiver is beneficial, there are simply times when you may not be able to provide for all of…

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Ways to Handle Dementia-Related Aggression in Aging Adults in Massachusetts
Ways to Handle Dementia-Related Aggression in Aging Adults in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on June 7, 2019

One of the most difficult aspects of caring for a senior with dementia is managing aggressive behavior. Even if your senior loved one used to be kind and passive, this disease could eventually impact the area of the brain responsible for regulating emotions. Here are a few tips to help you manage dementia-related outbursts and confrontations as quickly and safely as possible. 1. Check for Irritants & Triggers When you…

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How to Help Older Adults Rediscover Meaning in Life in Massachusetts
How to Help Older Adults Rediscover Meaning in Life in Massachusetts
By Larry Levine, 9:00 am on May 24, 2019

Seniors sometimes feel lonely because they’ve lost their spouses, their social groups have diminished, their families live far away, or they’ve lost their independence, and they may feel as though they no longer have a sense of purpose in life. Fortunately, this can change. Here are some tips for helping seniors find a sense of purpose so they can better enjoy their golden years. Encourage Socialization Social isolation can lead…

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