As the winter months approach, it is important that we take the time to prepare, but this preparation goes deeper than simply getting your home ready for colder weather. You also need to make sure that you set yourself up with stimulating activities to do during the months that you will spend more time indoors.
According to Medical West, “one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. When breast cancer is found and treated early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.”
Providing care for a parent or relative who is living with any form of dementia has its challenges. It can be frustrating and overwhelming at times if you do not know the best way to handle a situation when he or she is upset and confused. Remembering that the circumstances are not your fault and that you are doing your best can help alleviate these challenges and diffuse a high-tension situation.
Aging is a part of life, and as we age, our lives and bodies go through a multitude of changes. These changes are how we grow and develop into the people that we want to be. What does not change, however, is the importance of nutrition.
There is a lot involved in being a family caregiver. You care for an older parent or relative, while likely juggling responsibilities in your personal life, such as your career and a family of your own. During times of stress, it can be easy to overlook certain tasks and let responsibilities slip.
Respite care is a service that can offer many benefits to individuals and families. For a family caregiver, respite care can provide a short-term break from their caregiving responsibilities while having peace of mind knowing that their family member is receiving the necessary care and attention.
Did you know that spirituality can affect our overall health and wellness? According to The Medical Journal of Australia, “there is mounting scientific evidence of a positive association between religious involvement and multiple indicators of health.” The Medical Journal of Australia also states that “79% of U.S. adults believe that spiritual faith can help people recover from illness, injury, or disease.”
When you are the primary caregiver for a parent or family member, it is essential that you take the time to care for your own health. Neglecting your personal needs can lead to caregiver burnout. Preventing caregiver burnout is important to us at Oaks at Douglasville, an assisted living and memory care community in Douglasville, Georgia. One way to help with the stresses of providing care for your parent or relative is to participate in a caregiver support group.