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What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Aug 7, 2018 | Comments Off on What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?
Elder Care in Gardendale AL: What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

Elder Care in Gardendale AL: August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month. If you’ve recently become a family caregiver to someone who has the disease, you may have a lot of questions. One way to develop your caregiving skills and help the person with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) to the best of your abilities is to learn as much as possible about the condition.

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Am I a Depressed Family Caregiver?

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jul 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Am I a Depressed Family Caregiver?
Caregiver in Vestavia Hills AL: Am I a Depressed Family Caregiver?

Caregiver in Vestavia Hills AL: Chronic depression is a serious mental health disorder that can have a great impact on a person’s life. Family caregivers are especially likely to develop depression because of their high-demand and stressful responsibilities of caring for an elderly relative.

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July 30th is Friendship Day: Why Friends Are Important for Seniors

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jul 24, 2018 | Comments Off on July 30th is Friendship Day: Why Friends Are Important for Seniors
Home Care in Alabaster AL: Why Friends Are Important for Seniors

Home Care in Alabaster AL: There’s no doubt that family is important. Our mothers, fathers, siblings, and other family members play a major role in our lives. We rely on them for all sorts of things—help with the children, someone to have a cup of coffee with, and someone to lean on when life is hard. But, new research shows that for older adults, friends may be even more important than family.

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8 Healthy Eating Tips for Older Adults

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jul 17, 2018 | Comments Off on 8 Healthy Eating Tips for Older Adults
Elderly Care in Birmingham AL: Healthy Eating Tips for Older Adults

Elderly Care in Birmingham AL: Good nutrition is important no matter what stage of life a person is in. But, for seniors it’s extremely important since age changes the body, causing muscle loss and thinner bones.

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How to Help an Older Adult Start a Legacy Project

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jul 10, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Help an Older Adult Start a Legacy Project
Senior Care in Pelham AL: Starting a Legacy Project

Senior Care in Pelham AL: Have you ever wondered about what your aging relative was like when they were young? Do you know all the interesting stories about their life? If not, you may want to consider starting a legacy project with them before it’s too late.

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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome?

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jul 3, 2018 | Comments Off on What are the Signs and Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome?
Elder Care in Homewood AL: Restless Legs Syndrome

Elder Care in Homewood AL: Approximately 10% of people throughout the United States are living with a condition known as restless leg syndrome, with 5 million of those people experiencing moderate to severe symptoms.

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Cleaning Tips for a Fresher, Healthier Bathroom

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jun 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Cleaning Tips for a Fresher, Healthier Bathroom
Caregiver in Gardendale AL: Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Caregiver in Gardendale AL: As a family caregiver you know how important it is to keep your parent’s home clean and fresh. A clean home helps to support better health and well-being, which is even more important for elderly adults that tend to have more suppressed immune systems than younger people.

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Recognizing and Dealing with a COPD Flare

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jun 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Recognizing and Dealing with a COPD Flare
Home Care in Birmingham AL: Recognizing and Dealing with a COPD Flare

Home Care in Birmingham AL: A COPD flare could send your aging adult to the hospital and that’s not something either of you want if you can avoid it.

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Is a Pool the Best Idea for Keeping Your Parents Cool This Summer?

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jun 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Is a Pool the Best Idea for Keeping Your Parents Cool This Summer?
Elderly Care in Hoover AL: Pool Safety

Elderly Care in Hoover AL: With the reasonable cost of inflatable ring pools, some people think they’re an easy way to keep seniors cool when the heat soars. A backyard pool is great for keeping your parents cool, but there are things to consider.

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The Importance of Overcoming the Alzheimer’s Stigma

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jun 5, 2018 | Comments Off on The Importance of Overcoming the Alzheimer’s Stigma
Senior Care in Trussville AL: The Importance of Overcoming the Alzheimer’s Stigma

Senior Care in Trussville AL: A recent Reader’s Digest magazine article told the story of Geri Taylor, a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 69. Although shaken by the diagnosis, Taylor was determined not to let the disease keep her from living life to its full potential, even with new challenges. Taylor didn’t worry about what others would think and decided to use the disease and her background in healthcare to assist others living with Alzheimer’s. But, not everyone reacts the same. In fact, some people urged Taylor not to tell anyone about her diagnosis.

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