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Category: Caregiver Corner

Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's and Dementia

Posted by 305 West End Assisted Living on Jan 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM

In this new blog series, The Caregiver’s Toolkit for Alzheimer's and Dementia, we are offering in-depth resources for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. 

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Natural Ways You Can Boost Your Energy as a Caregiver

Posted by 305 West End Assisted Living on Dec 1, 2020 1:46:20 PM

Exhaustion is a common complaint for many caregivers. In fact, the Mayo Clinic lists feeling tired often and sleep disturbances as two of the symptoms associated with caregiver stress. Fatigue caused by packed schedules, full to-do lists, and chronic stress can leave caregivers searching for quick ways to restore their energy. While it might be tempting to have another cup of coffee or an energy drink to perk up, there are ways to boost your energy naturally – without the jitters or crash afterwards.

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5 Time Management Tips for Caregivers

Posted by 305 West End Assisted Living on Nov 4, 2020 2:44:40 PM

Caregivers know all too well that there are many tasks to complete in any given 24-hour period. We’ve put together some time management tips for caregivers which may help ease the stress of scheduling doctor’s appointments, managing home health aides, or arranging transportation and recreational activities. Additional tasks like these, piled on top of their regular to do list, leaves some caregivers wishing they could clone themselves.

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How to Support an Older Loved One (Virtually)

Posted by 305 West End Assisted Living on Oct 26, 2020 8:36:00 AM

Living in a different state, busy schedules, illness, or other obligations – there are a variety of reasons why it might be difficult to regularly connect with older loved ones. With a little forethought, and some help from technology, it is possible to support your loved one between in-person visits. 

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Caregiver Tips: Dealing with Dementia-Related Aggression

Posted by 305 West End Assisted Living on Oct 5, 2020 9:15:00 AM

If you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, you may notice they experience bouts of agitation or aggression as they progress through the middle to later stages of the disease. 

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Tips for Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

Posted by 305 West End Assisted Living on Sep 15, 2020 1:45:00 PM

Assuming the role of caregiver for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, or other memory-related cognitive disorder, can be overwhelming. Fear of the unknown, combined with the reality of taking care of your loved one’s daily needs, can leave you feeling drained – physically, mentally and emotionally. While undoubtedly stressful, serving as a caregiver can be a rich and rewarding experience. Following are some practical tips and resources that can help make your journey easier.

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Categories: Caregiver Corner