A cancer diagnosis is difficult for the patient to deal with, and no two people react the same way when hearing the news. Your loved one should be allowed to cope with cancer in his or her own way, while your role should be to support the person in whatever way necessary. At Independence-4-Seniors, we've compiled the following list of ways a family member or friend can support a loved one who has cancer.… read more
Posted June 17, 2013
Maintaining excellent nutrition is vital for persons who have been diagnosed with cancer. Proper nutrition helps cancer patients face treatment sessions with reserves to help keep up strength, prevent body tissue from breaking down, rebuild tissue, and maintain defenses against infection. Additionally, people who eat well are better able to cope with any side effects of cancer treatments and may even be able to handle higher doses of certain drugs.
When healthy, eating… read more
For someone dealing with cancer, having the love and support of a close family member or friend is extremely important. Oftentimes, however, out of both care and a sense of duty, family members dive selflessly into the caregiving role without giving much thought to their own needs. When acting as a caregiver for someone with cancer, it is important to know and accept your own limits and have a support system of your own… read more
Posted June 03, 2013
It’s heartbreaking to witness an aging relative decline due to depression’s grip, and knowing what can be done to improve quality of life can make a huge difference. The following five steps can help to break the depression cycle and foster a more healthy life for an elderly depressed person. Our compassionate team of in-home care professionals at Independence 4 Seniors is ready to help with your situation.
- Make certain that professional… read more
You’ve heard the expression, “You can’t believe everything you hear,” and educating yourself about Alzheimer’s disease and the similar symptoms of depression are important measures to experience the best health outcomes for yourself or a loved one. There’s so much information available regarding Alzheimer’s disease, but how do you separate fact from fiction? How do you separate rumor from truth? The following are myths that are commonly believed regarding Alzheimer’s disease and the actual… read more