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Elderly Safety in the Atlanta Summer

Keep Seniors Safe During Summer Fun in the Sun Summer temperatures can be a welcome reprieve from the rigors of winter, but the warmer-weather and sunshine bring their own risks, particularly for older individuals. Summer safety involves being prepared for extreme temperatures and limiting exposure when the sun is at its peak. Tips for ...read more

August 14th, 2017|Alzheimer's & Dementia, Senior Care|

When Mom or Dad Refuses to Bathe

A Guide for When Your Elderly Parent Will Not Bathe Caring for a parent with dementia or Alzheimer's can be extremely challenging. While it's nice to be close to parents and ensure that they're well cared for, many of the symptoms of dementia can be particularly difficult -- particularly when sufferers refuse to bathe. ...read more

July 28th, 2017|Alzheimer's & Dementia, Senior Care|

Dementia Checklist for Your Loved One

Early Signs & Symptoms of Dementia Many adults today fill the role of caretaker for their aging parents. In fact, family caregiver surveys show that 36% of caregivers are caring for a parent, and that 70% of caregivers are caring for relatives older than 50. As parents age, aging-related health problems can emerge ...read more

July 18th, 2017|Alzheimer's & Dementia|

How to Take the Car Keys Away

Tips to Prevent a Senior from Driving if They Should Not Is it time for someone you love to stop driving? Talking to seniors about driving can be a tricky conversation, but there may come a time when it becomes an issue of public safety. They may feel as if you are taking away ...read more

June 29th, 2017|Senior Care|

5 Tips to Help Avoid Senior Slip and Falls

These Helpful Tips & Tricks Can Keep Your Loved One Out of Danger! As you grow older, you experience a decrease in strength that can affect your balance. About one-third of the senior population experiences a major slip or fall every year. Combined with increasing bone fragility, this can have painful or even fatal consequences: the ...read more

June 27th, 2017|Senior Care|

The Dangers of Slips and Falls for Seniors

Living at home can help maintain a sense of independence and happiness. However, it can also have its risks. Seniors who attempt to move about unassisted can experience falls, and these falls can be dangerous - or even deadly. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), more than one-quarter of adults over age ...read more

June 6th, 2017|Senior Care|

Tips for Healthy Eating as You Get Older

Aging can be hard on a body. However, there's one way to ensure that our bodies stay healthy and strong long into our senior years - and that's by focusing on maintaining a healthy diet. Bodies change as they get older and, thus, so do their nutritional needs. Things like a slower metabolism, a ...read more

May 17th, 2017|Nutrition|

Protecting Seniors From Online Scams in Atlanta

At Angel Companions of Georgia we know the Internet is an excellent resource that connects people from all over, but it comes with some risks -- particularly security risks. Internet users can easily fall prey to online scams, particularly older users who may be trusting and not especially tech-savvy. If you have parents or ...read more

April 24th, 2017|Senior Care|

Use It or Lose it: Helping Loved Ones Preserve Memory as They Age

Short-term memory loss may be the first sign of dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease. Since memory loss is almost always a side-effect of getting older, it benefits anyone and everyone to work at preserving memory throughout their lifespan with some simple tips. Memory loss potentially affects more than 10 million people, including many people who are ...read more

April 14th, 2017|Alzheimer's & Dementia|

Evaluating an Atlanta In-Home Senior Care Provider

Senior care providers vary greatly in their ability to provide first-rate services to their clients. The really good ones are always good, the really bad ones should be avoided, and there are some in the middle of the pack that can be OK on a hit-or-miss basis. Being properly licensed in your state, if required, ...read more

February 20th, 2017|Senior Care|

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