Marietta Home Care Blog

9 BEST ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA BOOKS FOR CAREGIVERS

Learning about dementia makes caregiving easier Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia is a tough challenge. Plus, many of the most effective care and communication techniques are not easily figured out and might even go against our...

Listening to Calming Music at Bedtime Can Help Older Adults Sleep

A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has found that listening to music at bedtime can help older adults sleep better. Researchers from the National Cheng Kung University Hospital in Taiwan combined the results of past...

13 WAYS TO CREATE A DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT AT HOME

Simple changes at home make life easier for people with dementia Everyday life can be challenging for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. But simple adaptations can make home life easier and more pleasant. As their dementia progresses, your older...

3 TIPS FOR MANAGING CAREGIVING WITH SIBLINGS

Caring for parents may cause resentment among siblings Caring for aging parents can get more complicated when siblings need to work together.  These emotionally-charged situations tend to bring out conflicts and old family issues. We found a helpful article from...

WHAT TO DO WHEN AGING PARENTS REFUSE HELP THEY NEED

Even when aging parents clearly need assistance with everyday household or personal tasks, they may still resist suggestions to get caregiving help at home. eFamilyCare shares advice on how to talk with aging parents about lifestyle changes and convince them to accept...

A Critical Need: Diagnosis & Treatment of ADHD After Age 60

Preliminary research suggests that seniors with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) experience unique and evolving symptoms that are commonly mistaken for — and overlap with — normal signs of aging. Misdiagnosis and mismanaged treatment after age 60...

Heart Health: The Heart and the Head

The heart and the head work as partners to maintain overall wellness and require equal attention. Caring for your mental health reduces stress, which in turn lowers heart disease risk. Here are a few ways to take care of your head to protect your heart, helping you...

Joyful Aging: Balancing pluses and minuses

By Carole Carson | Special to The Union   Carole Carson When I originally pitched the idea for this column to The Union, my goal was to counter the ubiquitous media message that aging was terrible and to be avoided at all costs. Oldsters seemed to be regarded as...

National Men’s Health Week – June 14-20, 2021 (US)

  National Men’s Health Week is June 14-20, the week leading up to Father’s Day, because what better way to celebrate dad than to encourage him to take care of his health? The week is all about healthy bodies, hard exercise, good diet, and regular visits to the...

7 SOURCES OF HOME REPAIR ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS

Home modifications help seniors live safely and independently Home repairs and modifications help seniors live in their homes for as long as possible. Making your older adult’s home safer and more accessible reduces fall risk, prevents accidents, and increases...

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