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By AH Boston North Shore, 9:00 am on June 7, 2024

Learning how to care for an elderly stroke survivor at home can present both challenges and rewards. The difficulties an older adult may face can vary greatly depending on the severity of the stroke. To provide your senior loved one with the best care at home, consider the following tips. Promote Recovery  It’s important that …

By AH Boston North Shore, 9:00 am on May 24, 2024

As our parents age, their ability to live independently can decrease, raising concerns about their safety and quality of life. While some seniors can manage with minimal assistance, others may require around-the-clock care. But how do you know when it’s time to consider live-in care? Here are some of the signs your senior parent might …

By AH Boston North Shore, 9:00 am on May 21, 2024

Caregiving is one of the most rewarding and selfless tasks a person can undertake. However, it can also be incredibly taxing, both physically and emotionally. This stress, if not managed, can lead to caregiver burnout. Here are some practical tips to help you reduce the risk of burnout and maintain a healthy balance as you …

By AH Boston North Shore, 9:00 am on May 20, 2024

Nearly 50 million people around the world are currently living with dementia. If you provide regular care for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, here are some daily care tips that could make your efforts more productive and effective.    1. Be Consistent with Daily Routines Seniors with dementia tend …

By AH Boston North Shore, 9:00 am on May 10, 2024

Dementia is a broad term encompassing various conditions that cause a decrease in cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type, but there are others, such as vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia. Symptoms vary but often include memory loss, confusion, difficulty with communication, and changes in behavior. Understanding these characteristics is the first …

By AH Boston North Shore, 9:00 am on May 7, 2024

In recent years, there has been a noticeable shift in the way families are approaching care for their aging loved ones. In-home care offers a personalized, flexible, and compassionate approach to caregiving that allows aging adults to receive assistance and support in the comfort of their own homes. In-home care is increasingly becoming the go-to …