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Caring Senior Service of Charleston Blog

Providing senior in-home care tips and stories for everything related to senior care.

Balancing Back to School for the Family Caregiver

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 23, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Going back to college this semester is tough because if you're not only a student but also the family caregiver. Although you have a large task ahead of you, there are great ways to balance back to school with caregiving. Here are a few tips that will benefit your caregiving and classes this semester.

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Avoiding Dehydration in Seniors with Alzheimer's and Dementia While Traveling

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 2, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Traveling with a senior loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia is difficult enough. During the hot summer months, however, it's critical that you add one more thing to your list of things you have to pay attention to: avoiding dehydration. Seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia have decreased senses of thirst and might not notice the heat, putting them at particular risk for problems of dehydration. Incontinence and the desire to avoid urination, worry about traveling, and canned air in planes can all make the potential for dehydration worse. As you're traveling, try some of these strategies for avoiding dehydration.

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