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Foster City Seniors, Loneliness

Tips for Foster City Seniors & Dealing with Loneliness

Meeting new people and connecting with old friends can be tough at any stage of life, but especially for the elderly. Decreased mobility, lack of energy and loss of friends or a spouse due to death are only a few of the reasons an elderly person in Foster City might feel lonely. In addition to this, what if family members of the aforementioned elderly person live in another state or even country? Even more isolation and feelings of alienation ensue.

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How Caregiving Affects Family Relationships

Parents and children have a defined relationship from the moment of birth, one in which the parent is the caregiver and the child is the one being cared for. But as the years drift by, those roles eventually turn around, with the child being the caregiver and the parent being the one who needs help. Even though this switch has been happening for as long as people have lived together in families, it's still a stressor for every parent child relationship when the time comes. The shift from parent as caregiver to parent as needing care isn't a transition that only affects the dynamics of the parent/child relationship, but also one that affects the dynamics of sibling relationships. Here are some of the major issues that...

Sticky Notes for Positive Thinking

Positive thinking and health go hand in hand. Recent research from the Mayo Clinic shows that a few of the effects of positive thinking on health are: Increased life span Lower rates of depression Lower levels of distress Greater resistance to the common cold Better psychological and physical well-being Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress But how can you incorporate positive thinking into life with a loved one who needs support? One fantastic method is is simple, effective, and fun. Sticky notes. Sticky notes are the perfect way to incorporate some fun and positivity into your loved ones life for so many reasons. One is that in today's world of technology, many of us are accustomed to getting some happy thoughts from our screens...

5 Warning Signs in Aging Parents

Nearly one third of adults in the United States right now find themselves caring for an aging relative, and that number is expected to increase over the next several years. Family caregiving is increasingly common as medical breakthroughs and improved lifestyle allow people to live longer.  Many serious health issues are preventable with simple, early interventions. Start asking questions and seeking treatment early in order to maintain a high quality of life for your loved one. Here are 5 warning signs that you should keep an eye on. Self Care Is your parent able to care for themselves adequately? While people do slow down as they age, declining self care and care for their environment is a serious warning sign and could be symptomatic of dementia, depression, or...