Category: Home Care Los Angeles

How to Advocate for Aging Parents Effectively

Trusting someone you love to be cared for by someone else is never easy, especially for a senior family member. Whether at home or in a facility, you’ll have questions that need to be answered. You’ll also want to be prepared to advocate for your loved one to proactively manage any potential problems and also […]

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Respond Safely to Dementia Aggression with the 6 R’s

Of the many challenging behaviors typical in dementia, perhaps the most difficult to manage is aggression. A senior who may have always been mild-mannered can unexpectedly lash out in outbursts which can be truly frightening: hitting, cursing, kicking, yelling, biting, or throwing things. How can you, as a family caregiver, safely help restore a feeling […]

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The Relationship Between Purpose and Living Longer

What motivates you to get out of bed every morning? The answer is different for every one of us, of course, but there is one commonality: it may help you with living longer. Scientific studies are showing us that having a feeling of purpose is a vital factor in longevity, something evidenced in Japan – the […]

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Are You Experiencing Caregiver Dread? These Tips Can Help

What are your first thoughts when you wake up each morning? Are you looking forward to what your day holds, or would you like to crawl back beneath the covers and stay there? If you’re feeling more dread than delight when you think through your caregiving tasks for the day, you are not the only […]

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Lucidity in Late-Stage Dementia: What It’s Teaching Us

Even as confusion and memory loss escalate during the advancement of dementia, there’s a fascinating and pleasant reprieve that often occurs. Formerly termed “terminal lucidity,” it is more frequently referred to now as “paradoxical lucidity.” It signifies a sudden, short-term return of clarity to an almost pre-dementia state of mind. The effects of lucidity in […]

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