Aromatherapy and essential oils have been in use for generations to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and depression. Essential oils can also boost memory, improve moods and ease agitation in patients living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
(Hint: Both Can Help Caregivers Too)
Mindfulness and meditation are two activities that individuals of any age or physical ability can enjoy to nurture their body and mind. The practices have been successful in both senior and memory care. The caregivers that are watching over their loved ones can also experience positive benefits.
Caregivers have a tremendous amount of stress throughout the year. Like most of us, that stress ramps up around the holidays as they struggle to meet the demands of the season and continue caregiving duties. According to a new AARP survey, 7 in 10 family caregivers say it is emotionally stressful to care for loved ones during the holiday season. Whether you’re a caregiver or have a loved one that’s a caregiver, we’ve shared tips below on how to make the holidays a bit easier.
More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease. For those with a family member or loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it can be a confusing and challenging time. While it’s a very well-researched disease, you might feel inundated with information when you try to wrap your brain around the facts.
Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia are two of the most critical health care concerns for baby boomers. The National Institute of Health reports that between 2.6 million and 5.1 million Americans aged 65 years and older may suffer from the Alzheimer’s alone, with annual costs estimated to exceed $100 billion. With age as the most significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s, health officials estimate that due to the aging of the population, its prevalence could triple by 2050.
There are presently more than 90 million Americans who care for family members, friends, or loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or frailties of old age, according to the Caregiver Action Network. Caregivers put others needs above their own on a daily basis, ensuring their loved ones live a comfortable and healthy life.
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