Five Tips For Reducing Anxiety

Anxiety – you never know when it will creep up, wrap you in its arms, and refuse to let go. Physiologically, younger people have the ability to process and heal from a stressful situation, and can more appropriately work through reducing anxiety.  On the other hand, older people have a higher risk of experiencing troublesome anxiety and it becomes disruptive to their everyday lives.
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Vascular Dementia

Often times at Caregiver’s Connection we offer tips on exercise, eating more vegetables, and learning new things. You may wonder why? Is it really that important? Yes, it really is. All of these questions can be answered with one answer: To prevent vascular dementia. Vascular dementia is the second most common form of memory loss behind Alzheimer’s, and the symptoms often overlap. Continue reading

Five Signs It’s Time To Give Up Driving

Being the caregiver for someone you love can be a rewarding experience for you, and for them.  Though, there are times when you have to face some challenges.  Probably the most daunting is facing the question of whether it is time for your loved one to stop driving?  At Caregivers Connection, we have five signs that may indicate that it’s time for a person to give up driving. Continue reading

Full Time Caregiving – Is It Time?

Determining if the time is right for your loved one to have full time caregiving can be difficult.  The burden to make that decision usually falls upon family members to recognize the signs that their aging parents may need some help.  At Caregivers Connection, we have some questions to help you make that determination. Continue reading

Six Medication Safety Tips

At Caregivers Connection, we are aware that one of your greatest concerns is the safety of your loved one.  Whether or not they are properly taking their medication is probably high on the list of things you think about when you are not with them.  Here’s six medication safety tips that are easy for you, and them, to follow. Continue reading

Four Types Of Exercises To Help Prevent Falls

As a caregiver, you are already aware of the risks of falling for your loved one.  It’s easy for them to become dizzy if they get up too quickly, and sometimes medications can cause their equilibrium to be off.  However, there is research that shows they can exercise to prevent falling.  Caregivers Connection suggests these four types of exercises to help prevent falls. Continue reading

Three Common Challenges of Caregiving

According to former First Lady, Rosalyn Carter; “There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.”  In other words, at some point, everyone will face the challenges of being a caregiver. We at Caregivers Connections, have put together a list of three common challenges of caregiving, along with some tips to handle each successfully. Continue reading