While stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, has been on the decline in recent decades, it is still affecting nearly 30,000 people every year in the United States alone. Family caregivers like you should take a little time to learn more about this pervasive type of cancer and how it affects elderly adults.
Have you ever wished there was a way to track the location and movement of a loved one who needs extra care and support throughout the day? Silicon Valley Tracker is now making this possible with their line of devices that help caregivers or adult children stay in touch with their elderly loved ones or the members of the family who need an extra level of supervision.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner you are likely thinking about how you can make this holiday as meaningful and memorable as possible for your senior. If your aging parent has been suffering from cognitive functioning decline, memory loss, or other such challenges, however, you may find that this preparation is more difficult than it has been in previous years.
Senior Adult Recreation and Health Care (SarahCare) has been providing day services for seniors since 2001 in the Santa Clara County city of Campbell, CA. Here, seniors receive high quality caregiving along with meaningful socialization among peers, 6 days a week at their centrally located facility.
It’s important to understand the changes that are occurring with your parent who has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Understanding how their perception of the world has changed allows you to see through their eyes and provides you with the insights that, as a family caregiver, makes your day-to-day exchanges that much easier.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. This is the ideal time for you as a family caregiver to learn about this extremely common, but potentially severe, form of injury, and how to handle them effectively should your elderly parent experience such an injury during the course of your care journey with them.
When you're a primary family caregiver, it's difficult sometimes to communicate with other family members about what needs to happen for your elderly loved one. Sometimes it's a problem you can't resolve on your own, but other times you can change subtle aspects of how you communicate to make the situation better.