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Keep On Moving!

Keep On Moving!

Exercise is still important for senior adults. While you may not be training for a marathon, there are some simple exercises you can do which will likely yield big results: · Build & Maintain Muscle · Get Your Heart Rate up · Improve Blood Circulation · Increase...

Sleeping All Day

Sleeping All Day

Why is my Mom Sleeping or Watching TV all Day? It’s concerning when a loved one seems to be either sleeping or just watching TV most of the day. This can be particularly common for those with dementia. We found some very helpful information about this issue from...

Long Term Care Insurance for Home Care

Long Term Care Insurance for Home Care

The landscape of Long Term Care Insurance has changed greatly over the past 25 years. Policies that were purchased 15, 20+ years ago often carried generous benefits with no time limits. For the most part, those policies are no longer available. Policy terms are more...

4 Early Warning Signs of Dementia

As we age, it's normal for our memory to decline. We may have more trouble recalling names or details than we did when we were younger. However, Dementia is a serious condition that goes beyond normal forgetfulness.  Dementia is a cruel and unforgiving illness that...

What to Do When You First Notice Your Loved One Has Alzheimer’s?

As we age, it's not uncommon for our loved ones to begin showing signs of Alzheimer's disease. This can be difficult to notice at first, as the early symptoms of Alzheimer's are often very subtle. However, it's essential to be on the lookout for these signs, as early...

The Different Types of Dementia

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability due to disease or injury. It affects memory, thinking, and judgment. It can also result in changes in mood and behavior. A person with dementia may have trouble remembering familiar people, places, or things....

The Emotional Challenges of Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain and results in cognitive decline and impaired functioning. The disease can be highly challenging for individuals and their families and friends. As the disease progresses, individuals...

Dementia: Triggering Challenging Behavior

Dementia: Triggering Challenging Behavior

Teepa Snow is widely known in senior care circles for her expertise in dealing with dementia. As her website states (teepasnow.com), Teepa’s life mission is to shed a positive light on dementia. Through speaking engagements and dementia workshops, Teepa has educated...

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care: Tips for Daily Tasks

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care: Tips for Daily Tasks

Caregiving for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementia is challenging. While the plans and strategies may change over time, there are some basic tips to help meet your daily goals. The Mayo Clinic has outlined these great tips in the article below: Alzheimers...

Become A Professional Caregiver!

Become A Professional Caregiver!

Tia Johnson, American author & speaker, said “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” We, at Covenant Caregivers, couldn’t agree more. The senior adults we serve have led remarkable lives full of honors and accomplishments, so to...

Aggressive Dementia Behavior

Aggressive Dementia Behavior

A common challenge for caregivers of loved ones with dementia is aggressive behavior. There are many reasons that someone may become combative or obstinate; however, it may not be easy to determine why. Most always, “Behavior is Communication.” This means that your...

Dehydration in Senior Adults

Dehydration in Senior Adults

Dehydration is a common condition in elderly adults and may cause a wide variety of health issues. For many, it is a chronic condition due to not getting enough water in their daily intake. During the hot summer months, our senior adults are even more susceptible to...

Home Care Near Me

Home Care Near Me

Looking for Home Care for an elderly loved one? Googling “Home Care Near Me” may be a start, but there’s a lot more to find out than just who is the closest. Home Care agencies can vary widely in the services that they provide as well as their organizational...

Different Types of Dementia

Different Types of Dementia

According to the National Institute on Aging, Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning — thinking, remembering, and reasoning — to such an extent that it interferes with a person's daily life and activities. Dementia is a broad (“umbrella”) term for an...

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mild Cognitive Impairment

According to dailycaring.com, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a middle stage between the occasional forgetfulness of normal aging and the serious cognitive decline of dementia. Someone with mild cognitive impairment could experience these symptoms:  Forgetting...

Knowing When To Get Help

Knowing When To Get Help

How do I know when it’s time to get help for Mom or Dad? Admitting the need for assistance—and accepting it—is not easy for people as they age. So, how will you know when your aging parent needs help at home? One thing is certain: Mom and Dad aren’t likely to be the...

Warm Weather Tips for Seniors

Warm Weather Tips for Seniors

It’s Mississippi and it’s just going to be plain hot! We know this but sometimes forget to take the needed precautions to prevent heat-related injuries and illnesses. The following link will give you some great tips for staying safe in the warmer weather. Hot Weather...

Critical Caregiver Shortage

Critical Caregiver Shortage

Crucial shortages of frontline caregivers including home care aides and nurses are looming everywhere. Whether it is a child with complex medical needs, an individual with disabilities or an older American, the shortage of these workers impacts all Americans. As the...

Medication Management

Medication Management

According to dailycaring.com, on average, people over age 65 take more than 14 prescription medications a year. That puts them at higher risk of overmedication and negative drug side effects. Failure to take medications as prescribed puts anyone at risk, but...