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February is National Care About Your Indoor Air Month: 5 Reasons for Seniors to Quit Smoking

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Feb 20, 2018 | Comments Off on February is National Care About Your Indoor Air Month: 5 Reasons for Seniors to Quit Smoking
Senior Care in Birmingham AL: Reasons to Quit Smoking

Senior Care in Birmingham AL: This month is National Care About Your Indoor Air month, a month to focus on making the air quality inside the home better. One of the things that can pollute indoor air is cigarette smoke. If your senior family member is a smoker, you might think it’s too late for them to quit now and that it won’t do much good, but that’s not true.

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Why Is My Elderly Mom Sleeping All Day?

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Feb 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Why Is My Elderly Mom Sleeping All Day?
Elder Care in Vestavia Hills AL: Daytime Sleeping

Elder Care in Vestavia Hills AL: If it seems like an elderly relative sleeps a lot in the day, they are not alone. There are many age-related changes that the body goes through, resulting in normal interruptions in night-time sleep patterns.

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Are Fish Good Pets for Seniors?

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Feb 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Are Fish Good Pets for Seniors?
Caregiver in Birmingham AL: Fish as Pets

Caregiver in Birmingham AL: Pets can be a great source of comfort and companionship for older adults. Snuggling a warm, cuddly cat or dog can bring a feeling of well-being and help reduce stress. But, what happens when it isn’t possible for a senior to have a cat or dog because of their living situation or allergies? In such cases, an aquarium filled with colorful fish might be a great alternative. In fact, research has shown that fish can be especially helpful for people suffering from dementia.

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Who Needs to Know the Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Cancer

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jan 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Who Needs to Know the Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Cancer
Home Care in Homewood AL: Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Cancer

Home Care in Homewood AL: Medical professionals, survivor groups, and national and local health organizations work hard to educate and empower people with information about stomach cancer. Their goal is to give family caregivers and home care assistants a greater understanding of some of the signs and symptoms of the disease. Early detection of stomach cancer improves the treatment aspects and survival rates greatly.

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Elder Care Focus: Companionship

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jan 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Elder Care Focus: Companionship
Elder Care in Hoover AL: Companionship

Elder Care in Hoover AL: Many elderly adults face loneliness and feelings of isolation and loss of relevance as they get older. The deaths of friends and family member, neighbors moving away, loss of physical functioning, no longer being able to drive, and other difficulties can make it so that they are not able to participate in as many activities and lose social engagement. Companionship from an elder care provider can provide this essential social interaction and stimulation to give your parent a boost in their mental and emotional health and preserve their quality of life.

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Four Tips for Planning Family Gatherings When a Parent Has Alzheimer’s

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jan 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Four Tips for Planning Family Gatherings When a Parent Has Alzheimer’s
Elderly Care in Mountain Brook AL: Planning a Gathering When a Parent has Alzheimer's

Elderly Care in Mountain Brook AL: Your mom or dad has Alzheimer’s. Family gatherings are starting to become a problem. From anxiety to outright refusal, you can’t get a gathering to go smoothly. Here are four tips on planning and executing a stress-free, happy event.

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Dry Shampoo for Elderly People

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jan 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Dry Shampoo for Elderly People
Senior Care in Gardendale AL: Dry Shampoo

Senior Care in Gardendale AL: Part of a family caregiver or senior care assistant’s responsibilities is helping an elderly person with grooming and hygiene. Without a doubt, one of the trickiest parts to this duty is washing hair.

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National Sunday Supper Month – Four Reasons to Bring Sunday Suppers Back

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Jan 2, 2018 | Comments Off on National Sunday Supper Month – Four Reasons to Bring Sunday Suppers Back
Caregiver in Homewood AL: National Sunday Supper Month

Caregiver in Homewood AL: In past decades and centuries, families gathered together after church and talked about their weeks during the Sunday supper. Over the years, Sunday supper has dwindled in popularity. Families are busy, some parents must work every Sunday, and church attendance has decreased.

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What Are the Potential Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure?

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Dec 27, 2017 | Comments Off on What Are the Potential Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure?
Home Care in Hoover AL: Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure

Home Care in Hoover AL: Awareness is one of the most powerful tools that you can have as a family caregiver for an elderly adult. When you are aware of the challenges that your senior faces and the potential risks, you can better manage their care, address their symptoms, and ensure that they get the level of care that they need from their medical team.

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Are Your Senior’s Habits Keeping Her from Sleeping Well?

By Dennis and Kelly Lipford | Dec 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Are Your Senior’s Habits Keeping Her from Sleeping Well?
Elder Care in Alabaster AL: Trouble Sleeping

Elder Care in Alabaster AL: Bad sleep can make your elderly family member cranky and can even cause her to feel overly tired and run down. Getting a handle on some of her daily habits can help her to feel much better in the morning when she wakes up.

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