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What Should a Caregiver Who Is Diagnosed with Dementia Do?

While many of the conversations on our blog talk about the issues that relate to the seniors we take care of day in and day out, today we wanted to talk about an issue that relates to the caregiver directly. The reason it might be more common that you think is because there are several […]

Posted on October 27, 2011

Does Moving to a Senior Living Community Cause Depression?

This is one of those questions that really has no good answer. Statistically, depression, ranging from mild to chronic, affects approximately 40% of nursing home residents, according to the American Geriatrics Society. Despite its prevalence, few elders in nursing homes will openly admit that they are depressed. That means in many cases, the family must […]

Posted on October 25, 2011

Cypress Homecare Honored by Neurologist Visit

We at Cypress HomeCare Solutions are making a continuing effort to stay abreast of issues and progress made within the areas that affect our clients each and every day. Last month, In an series that we call, “Allow us to Introduce…,” brought to our Caregiving community by Cypress HomeCare Solutions and Bivens and Associates, we […]

Posted on October 21, 2011

Loss of Sleep Can Lead to Loss of Memory

The importance of sleep has never been so apparent as shown by a recent study that stated “older women who suffer from sleep apnea are more than twice as likely to develop dementia as those who don’t.” Just to review, sleep apnea is a disorder in which people have one or more pauses in breathing […]

Posted on August 29, 2011

The Cost of Giving More

They say that a penny saved is a penny earned. It is also true that a penny not accounted for is a penny lost. All across America, it seems to be happening more where people are helping where and when they can, but are not receiving anything for their time. This certainly points out the […]

Posted on August 22, 2011

Don’t Underestimate Senior Creativity

There are good and bad things about growing older.  You can retire, your family grows (of course, it is harder to remember birthdays for all your grandchildren), and let’s not forget about those senior discounts! Of course, there is also the fact that your body becomes more frail, and you sometimes don’t remember as clearly […]

Posted on August 15, 2011

Signs of Dementia

Oddly enough, one of the hardest things that people struggle with when caring for their aging loved ones is first deciding if they need help, and then asking for assistance. Occasionally we forget where our keys are, or trying to remember why we walked in to our kitchen only to forget why we needed to […]

Posted on June 29, 2011

Tips to Making Caregiving Easier

Caregiving is a little like parenting. No one can really tell you how to do it. You can research and learn techniques and skills, but at the heart of the issue, it really comes down to instinctually dealing with the day to day surprises that will come from out of the blue. These are the […]

Posted on June 6, 2011

Get Ready For Summer!

If you have ever lived through a Phoenix summer, you know that it takes some preparation to make it bearable. Seniors are more prone to heat-related illnesses because they are more sensitive to heat as compared to younger generations. Our aging vulnerable adults simply fail to see the warning signs of  heat-related illnesses or injuries […]

Posted on May 17, 2011

When Families Feud, Elderly Parents Lose

Like most things in life, things can become overwhelming and stressful when going through the aging continuum either directly or indirectly. If you add in fighting and disagreements with the very people who are supposed to be helping than you have a recipe for disaster. Caregiving is no different and, combined with the emotional tax; […]

Posted on April 29, 2011