When considering in-home care and how aging is affecting your loved ones, consider Activities of Daily Living and how well they can be performed on a daily basis. Many people can go a long time being independent and not needing care, and others may decline quickly.

 

The aging process varies from person to person and takes into account how well they have taken care of themselves thus far, as well as genetic conditions they are susceptible to and more. Keep reading below for ideas on how to assess your loved one and determine when it's time to hire an in-home caregiver.

 

If you’ve ever been the one primarily responsible for the care of your aging loved ones, you know that it’s hard work and it can feel incredibly overwhelming.

 

As a caregiver, especially if you have your own life outside of caring for your loved one (children, a full-time job etc) you will likely become burnt out at some point. Depending on the care needs of your loved one, arranging appointments, and respite care, it’s easy to forget to care for yourself. That’s where it can be helpful to find a caregiving support group near you that can help you network and engage with other caregivers and share your stories and frustrations. But how do you start? Keep reading below to learn more about how to pick the best caregiver support group near you.

 

As we age, it’s vitally important that we do our best to keep ourselves healthy. When our loved ones begin to show the signs of age, they may need extra support to fulfill their wellness goals, and that’s when you can step in and help them continue a good quality of life as they grow older.

 

Not only do healthy habits prove beneficial for us as caregivers, but they are beneficial for seniors too. Living a healthy lifestyle complete with exercise, good nutrition, and knowing proper ways to manage mental health and concerns can all go a long way toward helping your senior loved one reach and maintain their health and wellness potential.

 

Whether you’re searching for yourself, or for ways to help an aging loved one, we’ve got some tips to help keep you and your loved ones healthy and stay on a path to wellness.

 

If you are caring for someone living with Alzheimer's disease, you know that as the disease progresses your loved one's ability to manage daily tasks will decline. Consider some of the following for practical tips to help him or her maintain a sense of independence and dignity as he or she becomes dependent on you and other family members or caregivers.

Some age-related memory loss is normal, like forgetting where you put your keys or getting so caught up in playing with or spending time with your loved ones you forget your coffee someplace. As we age, our minds and bodies will inevitably change as the years go by. But what if you're suddenly forgetting how to get home from being out after a couple of hours, when you've lived there for decades? That's not normal and may warrant further investigation by a doctor or specialist in memory care. 

 

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or other dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are many warning signs and symptoms, although some may occur sooner or later than others. If you notice any of them affecting you or your aging loved one, don't ignore them and bring them up to a doctor next time you or your loved one has their check up. 

 

Mountain Home Care in Asheville can help you figure out where to begin if any of the following symptoms are noticed. Our experiences caregivers know memory care, and with their patience and dedication to our clients, we can help you or your aging loved one with anything from running errands, household chores or meal preparation, as well as companionship and personal care needs.