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Caregivers of Older Adults Blog | Caregiver Info

Best Practices for a Perfect Med Pass

By mmLearn.org on Mon, Jan 30, 2023 @ 10:00 AM

"Med pass" is a complex process, but well worth investing the time and effort to get it right. Not only does an efficient, well-executed med pass help prevent dangerous medication errors, but it also frees up staff to devote more time to other aspects of patient care.This piece takes a closer look at the topic of administering medication in care settings while highlighting several best practices for before, during and after medication distribution. 

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The Power of Touch: Massage for Seniors

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Oct 19, 2022 @ 09:04 AM

Touch is so important for making connections with our loved ones. 

Have you asked your aging loved one if they would like a hand or foot rub? 

Or considered booking a professional geriatric massage? 

If you’ve ever had a good massage, you know how good it can feel to have a professional feel their way around your knots and tension spots.

There is growing evidence that massage for seniors has many benefits, physical, mental, and emotional.

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Osteoporosis Prevention for Seniors

By mmLearn.org on Mon, Aug 01, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Osteoporosis is reaching epidemic proportions, with more than 200 million people worldwide suffering from this chronic metabolic bone disease. 

Osteoporosis is dangerous for older individuals because of the significant danger of fractures, which can cause lasting disability.

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What Is Aphasia? Communication Tips for Caregivers

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Jun 22, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

It can be devastating to lose the ability to communicate using the language you have always spoken.

Aphasia—the impairment of language that is a result of injury to the brain—is frustrating and difficult for the person experiencing it. They can lose the ability to find or form words, read, or write.

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Osteoporosis and Exercise: Lifestyle Changes for Healthy Bones

By mmLearn.org on Tue, Jun 07, 2022 @ 09:30 AM

Many seniors and their caregivers are concerned about bone health—and for good reason. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 10 million people over the age of 50 had osteoporosis in 2010, and another 43 million had low bone mass. 

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Vaccines for Seniors: What Caregivers Need to Know

By mmLearn.org on Fri, Mar 11, 2022 @ 09:00 AM


We know from experience and scientific studies that older adults are more vulnerable to many diseases and need extra protection.

An illness that can cause mild symptoms in young people can cause serious harm to an older person. That’s one reason why it’s important to stay up to date on vaccines.

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Concerned about Memory Loss? Let’s Talk About It

By mmLearn.org on Thu, Sep 09, 2021 @ 12:35 PM

What was I doing here? Where are my keys? Wallet? Purse? How could my cell phone be missing again? 

Sound familiar? 

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Compassionate Caregiving: Dementia Activities to Help Cope with Challenging Behaviors

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Aug 11, 2021 @ 08:00 AM

Anyone who has served as a caretaker for a person with dementia knows that “challenging” doesn’t begin to describe what it is like to experience the mood swings, cognitive decline, and behavioral changes in your loved one.

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Advanced Care Planning 101: Who Will Care for Mom?

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Jun 09, 2021 @ 09:00 AM

Whether you care for a parent, grandparent, or another aging relative, transitioning to the role of family caregiver can be a challenge. Many family caregivers feel ill‑equipped to make tough decisions about long‑term care options, appropriate levels of care for loved ones with declining health, or even legal, financial, and medical terminology related to end‑of‑life decisions. 

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Everything Caregivers Need to Know About Age-Related Hearing Loss

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 02:34 PM

According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly half of adults aged 75 and older have a hearing impairment. Unfortunately, when symptoms are ignored or left untreated, they can get worse.

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