As a caregiver for seniors, it’s essential to find ways to balance work, caregiving, and your personal life. It can be difficult to juggle all of these commitments while still looking after yourself. Fortunately, there are plenty of strategies caregivers can use to stay balanced and healthy. This can include scheduling regular check-ins with yourself and prioritizing self-care activities. If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately, it’s time to make some changes. Let’s take a look at some of the best strategies you can use to bring balance back into your life.
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Alzheimer's and dementia are two of the most common diseases that lead to reduced mental function and physical abilities. As these diseases progress, it becomes increasingly difficult for someone to manage their own care. To help manage these behaviors effectively and comfortably, it is important to have a plan in place.
If someone close to you is afflicted with a condition, here's an Alzheimer's care guide to ensure they remain comfortable and well cared for.
What is the Plan for Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia Behaviors?
In effectively managing the progression of Alzheimer's and dementia-related behaviors, it is essential to implement an effective plan. The steps should include the following:
Understandably, winters can be challenging when it comes to physical fitness. Unfortunately, the temptation to stay in bed and enjoy a warm coffee while wrapped up in a cozy blanket seated right next to the fireplace is far more attractive than getting out of bed and doing a workout.
But! The fact is, if you want to age well, you need to make sure that you are doing adequate physical activity. But with chilled, freezy winter days already knocking on our doors, the question is, how?
Working out is important, yeah! But with crisp, cold winter spells, workouts become all the more crucial. If you choose to snuggle on a couch and hibernate until the spring season, you have chosen a shortcut to bad health, which includes developing cardiovascular diseases, depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation, decreased muscle mass, and low bone density. In short, you are heading towards a health disaster, but don't worry. We are here to help you stay fit and healthy without overburdening yourself.
Warming up before working out is not just important. Rather, it can be considered "crucial". Whether for time constraints or simple laziness, it can be easy to want to skip a proper warm-up prior to exercising. Before you skip another warm-up, think twice. Below is a list of reasons to back up this statement. You will never want to miss a good warm-up session again.
Are you stuck in that loop of "I don't have time to get stuff done"?
Here is a bitter reality check. That statement mentioned above is just an excuse.
You own each second of your time. It is the same for every single human being. So, don't let your brain fool you into thinking you lack time.
What you actually lack is a conscious to spend your time productively and a get-it-done attitude. You need to understand that at any given moment, you are doing what you want to be doing.
So it's not time that is keeping you back. It's you and only you. The good thing is that you are now investing your time into learning how to find more time in your day.
You have already stepped into the journey of time management by conquering the first and most important step, realization.
We'll guide you on how to increase the hours in your day. Follow our tips and see how a 24-hour day can end up feeling like a 28-hour day with tons of productivity, energy, relaxation, and a sense of achievement.
Do you know the most vital function of your body that you have been neglecting all this while? It's breathing!
Yes! You got me right! It's the simple, almost unnoticeable, and yet the most vital act your body does 24/7 to keep you alive.
Ever heard the therapists on the television asking people to " Breathe in, Breathe Out"?
It might seem a bit crazy at times because there isn't much to breathing, right?
Well, guess what?
You, my friend, are mistaken. There is a right and a wrong way of breathing, and it can highly impact your overall health and well-being.
The headline says it all: "Ivana Trump, ex-wife of former President Trump, died from fall: Medical examiner". Found at the bottom of a set of stairs, the 73-year-old victim's cause of death was ruled by the medical examiner determined the cause of death was "blunt impact injuries to the torso sustained as the result of a fall."
The risk of falls for older adults is significant. The Centers for Disease Control reported that in 2018, 35.6 million falls occurred among those 65 and older. Of these, 8.4 million resulted in injuries, and about 32,000 people died from falls.
Hip fractures are a common injury resulting from older adult falls. Over 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling. Women represent about 75% of all hip fractures.
On the positive side, however, those 65 and older can take steps to reduce the risk of falls. Most advice about preventing falls focuses on environmental changes. That's the "outer game." For example, making changes to one's home. Just as important, however, is the "inner game" of fall prevention.
Warm weather is a fact of life in the summer, but climate change is pushing temperatures to record highs, even in regions that don't traditionally see warm weather. This is more than just an inconvenience. Seniors are extremely susceptible to heat-related conditions, meaning a freak heatwave can pose serious risks to their health, especially for those living in regions not adapted to warm conditions. Luckily, there are ways that you can help keep the seniors in your care pleasantly cool, even in the most sweltering months.
Aging gracefully is possible. You don't have to be grey, wrinkled, and start walking like a doddering old lady with a cane to age gracefully. Growing older causes your body to change, and you may begin to feel self-conscious about keeping up the look of a young person. However, that's not the only option. If you practice these ten wellness habits, you will age with grace and can even look younger than your actual age.
Making enough food for just you can be difficult if you live alone or if your eating habits differ from those you live with. The hassle of cooking a dinner from scratch, washing multiple dishes, and then having too many leftovers to consume often feels worth skipping in favor of ordering in.
Cooking for just one person can be quite a challenge, but it doesn't have to be stressful. Here are some ways that you can make cooking for your single self easier so you can enjoy your meals more. By following these tips, you'll also waste less food and money each week.