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4 Signs of Senior Depression and What You Can Do to Help

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Watch for these four indicators of senior depression.

Lots of people go through times when they just want to be left alone for a while with their thoughts, to work through concerns in their lives free from distractions, or simply to enjoy some downtime. For older individuals, however, being isolated for too long may be indicative of a more serious condition: senior depression. Read more

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Is It Dementia or Clinical Depression?

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Clinical depression and dementia share some similar symptoms, but there are key differences as well.

Visiting with Mom recently brought to light a number of concerning signs. While she’s always been up at the crack of dawn, now it’s hard to wake her before noon. Instead of preparing an elaborate home-cooked meal, she would rather simply warm up a can of soup; and can barely finish a small bowlful. Furthermore, she has lost interest in enjoying time with her best friends from church. Might she be experiencing clinical depression or dementia? Read more

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Tips to Help Seniors Age at Home Safely

Seniors can age at home safely with senior home care in Phoenix and the surrounding areas.

The vast majority of older individuals would prefer to age at home where they are comfortable, rather than making a move to an assisted living facility or nursing home – nearly 90 percent of them, based upon research done by AARP. And who can blame them? The comfort of home, the freedom to go wherever, whenever you would like, and preparing the meals you want when you want them are all invaluable commodities.  Read more

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Changes to Make a Home More Accessible to Seniors with Wheelchairs

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Make sure your home is accessible for seniors with wheelchairs.

Home is where we can enjoy the most comfort and familiarity, and it’s for that reason so many older adults make the decision to continue to live at home as they age. But many times, wheelchairs become a part of life when seniors or those with certain disabilities experience decreased mobility. This can be particularly challenging when it comes to ensuring the home is a safe place for seniors with wheelchairs. Thankfully, a few home modifications for aging adults and disabled persons can substantially improve safety. Read more

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How to Respond to the Complex Behaviors of Alzheimer’s

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Reacting thoughtfully to difficult behaviors can reduce stress for those impacted by Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s is a complex condition that often presents overwhelming issues for those providing care. As the disease continues into later stages, those with Alzheimer’s become increasingly dependent on communication through behavior rather than speech, and oftentimes these behaviors are of an inappropriate nature. For instance, someone with more advanced Alzheimer’s disease may present the following: Read more

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Overcoming the Challenges of Caring for Someone with Dementia

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Support is available for the emotional challenges common when caring for someone with dementia.

Picture how it would feel to awaken in an unfamiliar location, not able to remember how you arrived there or even what your name is. Progressing into complete disorientation, then quickly leading to anger and fear, you might find yourself lashing out at the unknown person positioned beside your bed, talking to you in a quiet voice. Read more

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Questions to Ask a Caregiver Agency as You Explore Home Care Options

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Be sure to get answers to these questions before engaging the services of a caregiver agency.

You’re beginning to become concerned that Mom might be in need of some help at home, and so obviously, you know exactly where to go for that help, right? No? Take heart – you’re not alone. Millions of people in the United States alone are confronted by the same predicament, and most people don’t know a lot about home care services until the need for care arises. Read more

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Discover the Many Benefits of Senior Living at Home

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Learn some of the many benefits of elderly living at home.

As we age, it is normal to start to struggle with difficulties with daily activities, like bathing, dressing, fixing meals, or even driving a vehicle. This however, can cause concerns that we’ll need to give up not only our autonomy, but our home as well. The good news is that there are a variety of benefits of senior living at home with the help of home care services, like those provided by Endeavor In-Home Care. Home care can actually increase independence for seniors and help them continue residing at home where they’re most comfortable. Read more

Stroke Recovery

Try These Easy Tips to Improve Stroke Recovery at Home

These simple tips can make stroke recovery at home safer and more comfortable.

Stroke recovery at home is both an emotionally and physically challenging process, and the main thing you long for is to get back to your regular life. Nevertheless, given that more than half of stroke survivors often have some means of disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in-home safety modifications may need to be made to make post-stroke life easier and safer. Read more

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5 Warning Signs of a Stroke, and How to Act FAST

Improve recovery after a stroke by acting immediately when symptoms arise.

Recovery after a stroke may be impacted by how quickly a stroke is recognized and treated. It’s important for all of us to recognize the warning signs of a stroke, a condition that is both serious and increasingly prevalent. The National Stroke Association lists stroke as the 5th leading cause of death in America, with upwards of 800,000 individuals having a stroke every year. This translates to every 40 seconds a person somewhere in the U.S. is experiencing a stroke and every 4 minutes somebody dies from a stroke. Read more