Showing posts from September, 2018

New Season - Self-Care

Hello! Thank you for visiting the official Evolve Senior Solutions, LLC blog. Today’s blog is about self-care. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated has defined as: care for oneself. September 22 – the beginning of Fall!  Since the beginning of a new season is approaching, I want to take the opportunity to discuss self-care; in the hopes that it will encourage you to begin a plan to care for yourself. I want to say - Self-Care Is Not an Indulgence. It's A Discipline. It’s Important. It’s Essential. It’s Necessary. Self-care is care provided for you – by you. Have you ever tried to share an empty glass juice with a friend? There is nothing to share. The same concept applies when you attempt to care for your loved one with no “juice”/energy in you, there is nothing to give to them. A well-known quote - "You can't pour from an empty cup" Looking after yourself is key to physical, emotional and mental well-being. Self-care is about identifying your own unique nee

Sundowning - Oh my!

Hello! Thank you for visiting the official Evolve Senior Solutions, LLC blog. Today’s blog is a caregiving tips post, for managing sundowning. Your loved one living with Dementia of any type may experience sundowning. Sundowning can exhibit itself as increased confusion, anxiety, agitation, pacing, and disorientation beginning at dusk and continuing throughout the night. Sundowning may not look like that for you loved one, but overall, sundowning will be a change in behavior or attitude. I do not like to call behaviors a problem. As a person living with Dementia, there behaviors and attitude are the way they express themselves when it is hard to do so verbally (with words).  Some tips include:    • Decrease noise and activity • Plan ahead for calm evenings • Have a routine  • Schedule challenging events like doctor appointments, trips, and bathing in the morning or early afternoon when the person is more alert • Detect triggers (Create a journal