Month: November 2016

Dominos–A Wee Bit Shaky

So tonight my loved and I played Dominos.  It’s touch and go whether it’s doable or not and tonight it was more go.  She was confused by the rules but still was able to play.  Frustration built up to the point where she wanted to quite.  This was not a successful game playing night.  Games are good for the brain, but you have to measure that with the mental processes/frustration level.  We’re making progress in this healing but we have a ways to go.  I was reminded of that...

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Aquatic Therapy for the Elderly

Aquatic therapy is an amazing form of therapy for loved ones.  Although be cautious if your loved on suffers from dementia.  You have to gauge the diagnosis and status of your loved one to know if it is a good fit. But if it is, there are many good things with water.  Water can take the weight off of the joints and make it easier to move.  This is especially true for those who have had hip fractures in the past or have had a stroke.  By taking away some of the fear of falling there can be greater...

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Walker Tray Review–The Yunga & the North American

One thing my loved one bemoaned (daily/hourly) was her inability to carry items from one place to the next with her walker.  I had NO IDEA A WALKER TRAY EXISTED when she was using a walker.  I would have purchased one had I known.  At present my loved one uses a rollator walker so she doesn’t this anymore.  But if your loved one has need of a walker tray, let me tell you about this handy invention Basically a walker tray comes in two similar types.  The first kind of walker tray fits over the top of the walker. ...

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Medical Alert System Review

The time came for us (or perhaps is past time) to delve into the world of medical alert devices.  My loved one is getting more mobile after a nasty hip fracture and is getting more freedom.  At the same time, I’m tired and didn’t take the time to do a lot of research.  I’m still trying to recover from my own health issues (as is common among caregivers).  So here is my review of what we went with in a a medical alert system. I picked a reputable brand, Medical Alert Systems, and went with it.  Maybe because I’ve...

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Finding Community in the Desert

Is it Possible to Have Friends when you are a Caregiver? When you are a caregiver relationships change.  Mainly because you don’t have the time, energy and/or ability to leave your loved one for practical reasons.  At the same time you need to get emotionally filled up more than ever before.  But how?  Well-intentioned friends generally don’t always understand the demands of caregiving.  And you can’t always just leave the house and go for a movie. Understand first that caregiving by its nature is sacrificial.  Your relationships probably aren’t going to be at the same level as before.  There’s...

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