The BBC reports that brain radiotherapy used to treat brain tumors may lead to mental decline. Extreme caution is necessary! Per @nerdnews
Delirium is an often overlooked condition in elderly patients, particularly during a hospital visit, yet it can increase the risk of death. Very interesting and informative article! Per @daccarte
Check out the latest EldercareABC Blog Carnival with tips to help those taking care of elderly parents dealing with incontinence, an elderly care waiver program that sounds great, and more, including a link to yours truly. 🙂
Found some more interesting walking cane resources of interest. 🙂
A Walking Cane is not just for walking. Think Cane-Fu. Per @LongBeach_News
“Smart canes” use outdoor RFIDs to help blind navigate. Per @stevesilberman
OK – we have ALL got to really work on our cholesterol! More Research Links Cardiovascular Health to Alzheimer’s Disease! Per @GeriCareFinder
These cute pix of tired critters remind me of hardworking caregivers who are all tuckered out! I’m planning on adding them to my senior mom’s photo slide show along with the grandkids. What cute pix! 🙂
And speaking of cute pix – here’s even more that should give any and all senior home care givers a “Merry Heart.” 🙂
Here’s an interesting article about the book, Contented Dementia, due out September 22. As the UK Times Online puts it, “Dementia: A new way to treat it – A radical approach to dementia care has been invented by a grandmother who has no medical training. Now the professionals are taking notice” Per Maddy at SandwichedGenes
Alzheimer’s Caregiving: Home Safety Per @mike_gamble
Carol – @Carebuzz – found some great articles this week:
Great little brochure on emergency preparation for senior adults. Adult daughter rushes to ER where her senior mom has suffered a stroke and lapsed into a coma. They hadn’t followed the 40-70 rule so didn’t know what their aging mom wanted, what to do, etc. Have you followed the 40-70 rule? Inner ear disorders – often called vestibular disorders – are a common cause of dizziness in older adults.
This is one of those fun and easy kids coloring pages sites for our younger grandkids. It’s all done online so it’s also a great way to help them learn to use the computer.
This site provides free printables and resources of great interest for homeschooling programs. You can print out all sorts of interesting writing papers for your grandkids to enjoy using along with several other items of interest.
As I’ve written before, I do enjoy the contests online. I just won a fun personalized pillowcase from @toothfairycyber. I’m looking forward to receiving it and telling you all about it. Should be grand fun for grandkids!
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Looking for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe for your grandkids? Or the recipe for Olive Garden’s Sam Remo Dip to tempt your aging dad’s taste buds? Check out Copycat Recipes!
7 days without Bible study makes 1 weak caregiver! 🙂 Here are some fresh new ways to study the Bible.
It’s important to be prepared for the Swine Flu.
One last chuckle – This restaurant is “made for caregivers.” Hilarious sign! 🙂