As a family caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you understand the need for diligence. If they wander, you may have installed a video monitoring system. If they exhibit signs of confusion and struggle with the everyday tasks of living, you may have obtained the services of an in-home care provider to assist them. While these are easily solvable, a more severe problem are scams targeted to seniors.
It hits you like a ton of bricks. "I am sorry, but your husband has Alzheimer's." You just learned your spouse has Alzheimer's. You have noticed for awhile that he was forgetful, or seemed confused with tasks he had done forever, like repairing the sink, but you never expected this.
Verdelle was born in Dawson County to Roscoe and Stella Tatum. There were six children, 5 girls and 1 boy. Later the family moved to Forsyth County, Georgia. One particular house where the Tatums resided on Kelly Mill Road in Cumming is still standing.
It’s Thanksgiving again! Millions of families across the country–and expats all over the world for that matter–are preparing themselves for turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, candied yams, and I won’t even mention the desserts! Year after year, it’s the same routine that we all know and love and stress over. That is, of course, until something or someone throws the routine for a loop. The common cause: an aging loved one, who is perhaps no longer the independent, lucid and physically capable person they’ve always been. No worries, you can create an enjoyable "Senior Thanksgiving" that your loved one will always remember.
Keeping activities for the elderly interesting and fun can prove to an enormous challenge for caretakers. Fall is the most nostalgic season, evocative of cool days spent picking apples, carving pumpkins, and walking through the woods. When older adults cannot do extensive amounts of physical activity due to health conditions, there are still a number of seasonal activities they can participate in. Here are just a few ways to celebrate the season and bring the outdoors indoors for your senior.
Caring for yourself as a caregiver - How to take care of yourself so you can take of your elderly loved one
There are an estimated 50-million volunteer family caregivers in the United States. Did you know that eighty-percent of the daily care of the chronically sick in the US is continuously given by volunteer family caregivers?
Senior care burnout is quite common especially for providers whose parents or grandparents are unable to take care of themselves. Taking care of an elderly loved one is not always easy, assuming the role of primary provider can take quite a toll physically, mentally and emotionally. There are typically few options available when these circumstances arise, but finding solutions for relief can often times be just as difficult and stressful.