Category: Caregiving

shschesterfieldcountyva 29 Sep 2021

The Sandwich Generation: How to Have a Positive Mindset and Handle Stress

No, we won’t talk about lunch options in this post or the best items to place between two pieces of bread. Instead, we’ll address an issue that has become much more common and has affected…

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shschesterfieldcountyva 30 Nov 2020

Alzheimer’s Caregiving: How to Best Care for Yourself and Your Loved One

The Alzheimer’s Association has set November as National Family Caregivers Month. While Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia affect the diagnosed individual, this disease can cause turmoil for the family, as well. Unlike many other diseases, the…

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shschesterfieldcountyva 30 Oct 2020

The 5 Ws of Medical Record Keeping

Today’s post comes from Kimberly Hassmer, owner of Organized Advocacy. Be sure to contact her if you think a binder like this would be helpful for you or a loved one! Medical Record Keeping Here…

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Resources for Elder Care and Aging

Whether it’s you or a loved one, the aging process is daunting. Where do you turn for help? What legal resources are there? What if someone tries to take advantage of you or a loved…

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Michael’s Story

About Michael Michael Boykin, a native of Chesterfield County, went to school in Midlothian and college at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has worked in news journalism and human services. He joined Seniors Helping Seniors in…

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shschesterfieldcountyva 04 Dec 2018

Caring for Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease progresses over time. Some signs of early stage Alzheimer’s are: memory loss, difficulty learning new things, difficulty handling problems and difficulty following conversations. A person in the early stages of the disease is…

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shschesterfieldcountyva 30 Oct 2018

5 Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Over 5 million Americans are believed to have some form of Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. The disease gets progressively worse over time, and that often means a loved one is providing care….

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How Does Heat Affect Your Aging Loved One?

Heat is the leading cause of weather-related death in the United States. Heat, especially when combined with humidity, is hard on the human body. A classic example is the 1995 heat wave in Chicago. Over…

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Keeping Your Senior Safe at Home

As they age, seniors generally want to stay in their home. Many times, they have lived in the same place for a long period of time, and they don’t want to live in a special…

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