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Seniors Should Take Advantage of Morning Brains

In_Home_CareQ. My 88-year-old mother in Worcester County is starting to get a little forgetful. She gets so frustrated trying to do familiar tasks like making a meal and folding laundry. I’m frustrated, too, since I can’t always be there to assist her. Help!

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Support for Family Caregivers

Family_CaregiversQ: I have been taking care of my 85-year-old mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease, for the past six months in my home. I have to say that it’s starting to get to me. But I feel so guilty, like I should be able to suck it up. After all, this is my mom....

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Fast Walkers Could Outpace Dementia

Worcester_SeniorsStep it Up!

Q: I've since taken up walking and I like to really go! My friend just plods along, though, and is always complaining that I’m walking too fast. Is that possible? I don’t want to discourage her since she’s recently widowed. How can I help her...

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October Depression Awareness Month

Caregiver SupportQ: My 82-year-old mother who suffers from dementia is able to do less and less for herself.  To help her remain at home, I’ve been doing more and more.  Lately, I’ve been experiencing what appear to be symptoms of depression such as difficulty sleeping...

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Hostility and Depression Risk Factors for Stroke

Home_CareQ: My 85-year-old sister is just hostile and depressed all the time, it seems. Nobody even wants to be around her anymore. Personally, I think she’s lonely, but I don’t know how to help her.

Whatever her issues, your sister’s attitude is not...

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Suffering from Insomnia?

Home_CareQ: 81-year-old mother seems to have a bad case of insomnia since Dad died. I see her posting things online at all hours of the day and night. I’m worried about her not getting enough sleep. Should I be concerned? Is there anything I could do to help? She’s very...

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Three Common Caregiver Frustrations

Worcester_CaregiversCaring for your parents or another loved one can offer rewards beyond what you can imagine. But that doesn’t mean your caregiving life remains free from frustrations that range from large to small. You may at times find yourself...

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Aging Alone in the New Family

 

Home_CareThe North American family isn't what it used to be. In fact, it’s shrinking. And that leaves many boomers and seniors alone and concerned about how they will cope as...

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