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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...

Stroke Awareness Month – May 2022

Stroke Awareness Month – May 2022

The month of May is Stroke Awareness Month. Every 40 seconds, someone in the US has a stroke. One in four strokes are in someone who has previously had a stroke. Eighty percent (80%) of strokes are preventable with lifestyle changes. These are just a few statistics...

Senior Living Options

Senior Living Options

When you’re looking for alternative living options for a loved one, knowing some of the basics will help you get a step ahead. This article is primarily focused on private pay senior living communities and is intended to give you a general framework of what’s...

Solution: Home Care

Solution: Home Care

Home care, often referred to as personal care, helps older adults maintain healthy, active lifestyles for as long as possible in the comfort of their own homes. Home care has emerged as a valuable solution to fill gaps created by traditional care models, including...

Alzheimer’s Signs & Symptoms

Alzheimer’s Signs & Symptoms

Early Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease Are you noticing some changes in your loved one’s cognitive abilities? Are there some routine tasks that he/she is no longer able to perform? If so, it may be time to take a closer look at things like medications, bank...

Adjusting to Assisted Living

Adjusting to Assisted Living

When the time comes to move a parent into an Assisted Living Community, there are many things to consider.  A transition as big as this is often met with varying levels of stress, anxiety, and sometimes anger – even though it may be the best next step for your loved...

Medicare Doesn’t Cover Everything

Medicare Doesn’t Cover Everything

No, Medicare Does Not Cover Everything “Now that I’m 65 and on Medicare, at least all my medical care needs will be taken care of.” This is not an uncommon misperception.  Many people don’t realize the limitations of what Medicare actually provides until they are...

Long Term Care Insurance: Planning for the Future

Long Term Care Insurance: Planning for the Future

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that about 70 percent of Americans will one day need long term care.  The extent of care as well as the location where care is received varies greatly among the older adult population.  The cost of care also...

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