How can caregivers help their elderly to change their ways and make life easier for everyone?
The great majority of platinum age seniors have developed habits of whining & complaining about their bodies and circumstances. This serves as an outlet for inner feelings due to pain and helplessness. They often miss the attention of others and the activities of endeavor when they were younger. In other words, they develop these attitudes due to lack of communication with those about them. This inability to participate in and be an influence with others leaves a huge void. This is gradually filled with efforts to regain or salvage lost
roles and restore relationships that are fading.
Once caregivers understand these problems and their cause, they can take action to solve them.
First, caregivers must bring the truth to light for all parties concerned.
Make a list of the most frequent complaints of the elderly and note when they most often occur. Then think about what was said or done; or what was not said or not done that caused the complaint. This helps understand the elderly one's attitude.
Caregivers will find that love & understanding works better than pain pills.
Find the right time and circumstances to have a face to face discussion about the problems.
Then urge the loved one to consider making changes to develop new habits and attitudes.
Be frank and truthful while explaining future actions, as a caregiver, you may be forced to take
if things remain the same.
Caregivers need to do self-examination of their words, actions and attitude prior to the elderly one's response.
The elderly develop a kind of inner radar that senses the real attitude and motivations of others.
Many times, the signals they get are false readings
and not truth.
This too, should be openly discussed and verbal agreements made. This establishes a method to
make every effort to clarify intent on both sides.
Tomorrow we will discuss caregiver attitudes and habits that affect relationships and communication.
Today is a special day to get prayers answered and blessings poured out upon you and your loved ones.
The anointing oil from heaven is being poured out from on high.
The Lord has opened the floodgates of heaven and welcomes you to meet all your needs. He is pouring out His Spirit upon all saints and opening His arms
in welcome to all who will come to Him.
This is a special anointed time to yield to God's Love
and feel the wonderful, thrilling comfort of oneness with Him. It is so easy; just open your heart & mouth and say, Come on in Lord. He will do the rest. This refreshing & anointing time is to strengthen your faith and restore those who are lost or turned away . Today is a day the Lord has made
to prepare us for the things that are coming upon this world. Amen
Most of us build an isolation chamber in the hidden recesses of our mind. A place where we can retreat when we become overwhelmed with our situations or people and are unable to cope with them.
Then we use escape hatches as outlets such as drinking, drugs, sex, fighting or frenzied activities.
Some of us stay too long in withdrawal until it becomes depression and we are unable to escape.
Then we refuse to deal with our problems in living.
Jesus gives us many examples in dealing with these situations. He often withdrew from people and their constant demands. He also shows us how to use these private times to recover & regain strength to continue with life.
He called out to Father God and confessed his needs
while asking for help & direction. This enabled him to complete his mission on earth enduring torture &
crucifixion for all our sake.
We must call upon God and rely on His Word for help,
direction and renewed strength in troubled times. Amen
OUR PROGRAMS CAN DELAY THE ONSET OF DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASES AND HELP PREVENT THEM.
iN MANY INSTANCES THE SEVERITY OF DISABILITIES CAN BE REDUCED AND IMPROVE THE PATIENT'S
MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL BEING.
YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THAT 1 IN 4 SENIORS WILL END UP IN NURSING HOMES OR OTHER INSTITUTIONS. THIS 25% RATE OF ADMISSIONS INCREASES TO 50% OF THOSE AGE 95 AND OLDER.
THE PLAIN TRUTH IS, NO ONE WANTS TO GO LIVE IN A NURSING HOME KNOWING THEY ARE THERE TILL THEY DIE. SO WE USE WHATEVER METHODS WE CAN TO MAINTAIN INDEPENDENT LIVING AS LONG AS POSSIBLE. THESE MEASURES ARE CONTROLLED
FOR THE MOST PART BY FINANCES. WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD DICTATES WHAT YOU GET. THIS RESULTS IN THE PRIMARY FOCUS ON WEALTH INSTEAD OF HEALTH.
SENIOR HEALTHCARE TODAY IS DESIGNED TO TREAT DISABILITIES AFTER THEY OCCUR AND PRIORITY IS GIVEN ACCORDING TO THE SEVERITY OF THEM.
THIS TRADITIONAL APPROACH WILL BE CHANGED
BY THE NEW GENERATION "BOOMER AGE" SENIORS.
THERE WILL EMERGE AN AGGRESSIVE PREVENTIVE CARE LIFESTYLE FOR THE MIDDLE-AGE AND YOUNGER SENIORS. RECOGNITION OF DIETARY IMPACT ON HEALTH, ACTIVE PHYSICAL & MENTAL ACTIVITIES AND AGGRESSIVE TREATMENT FOCUSED ON MINOR HEALTH PROBLEMS WILL DEVELOP A NEW ERA OF SENIORS.
DEMENTIA & ALZHEIMER'S DISEASES WILL BE FOUGHT BY PREVENTIVE MEASURES INSTEAD OF PROLONGED DISASTROUS TREATMENT.
WHAT YOU DO IN YOUR TODAYS DETERMINES WHAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO IN YOUR TOMORROWS.
DO SOMETHING NOW FOLKS!!! Amen
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How can we know if we are condemned or not?
What is condemnation in the eyes of God?
St. John 3:17-21 (KJV) gives us the answers we seek:
"For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."
"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light,
because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light,
lest his deeds be reproved."
"But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." Amen
'We need to cut each other some slack', as the saying goes. We often justify ourselves with excuses when we act or speak in haste or get upset. Yet, we refuse to understand and excuse others when they do the same thing.
Circumstances and the compelling urgency of time is no excuse for us to violate the Word of God. Failure to forgive other people their actions and mistakes robs us of our own peace of mind. It steals our own forgiveness with God.
The Lord's prayer tells it very clearly, "...Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us...". Resentment and refusal to forgive, blocks our access to feeling God's Love and loving others. Amen
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We have time to prepare for Thanksgiving Day because we know for sure the date & time it will occur.
We don't know the date & time our Lord is returning;
but we must be ready and prepared for Him or suffer punishment. St. John 24:42-51 (amplified bible) explains: "Watch therefore- be cautious and active-for you do not know in what kind of a day [whether a near or remote one] your Lord is coming. You must be ready therefore; for the Son of man is coming at an hour when you do not expect him."
"Who then is the faithful, thoughtful and wise servant,
whom the Master has put in charge of his household
to give to the others the food and supplies at the proper time? Blessed -happy, fortunate and to be envied is that servant whom when his master returns finds him so doing."
"But if that servant is wicked and says to himself, My master is delayed and is going to be gone a long time, and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken,"
"The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour of which he is not aware and punish him-cut him up by scourging-
and put him with the hypocrites; there shall be weeping and grinding of teeth." Amen
Is your mind & attitude fed up with all the bad news,
criticisms and distorted truths poured into them ?
Many times this causes us to withdraw within ourselves from all the crap going on around us.
This often produces pent-up anger and unfulfilled rage that we struggle to control. It poisons our attitude and blocks our desire to help and be kind to others. It's difficult to hug & love, when you really want to wrestle & fight.
People came at the Lord wanting something or seeking to destroy Him. His open hands to all, teaches us that HELPING HANDS DON'T WORK WITH CLENCHED FISTS. Amen
How do you feel when you read announcements like,
"Cure for dementia & Alzheimer's disease promised by year 2035?
Those of us age 60 & over do not get encouraged by these words. It stirs fears of hidden dangers that we strive to find the courage to resist. The great majority of us still live in the dark ages in this rapid advancing
new communication era. Most of us lack the skills required and have no desire to learn. Those that are willing, don't have access anyway or simply cannot afford them.
This generation gap will continue until my generation no longer exists over the next 10-20 years.
The "younger Boomers" and the following "Bloomers"
will take our place in society.
The medical oriented community has pretty well milked the cow using fear to generate vast sums for research & racing each other to find the cure.
Over the last ten years, there has been a reluctant
recognition & admission that diet, exercise, social interchange and brain stimulation are major factors in
preventing or delaying the onset of dementia & Alzheimer;s diseases.
Simply stated, evryone has focused on the wrong end of the barrel. Prevention training & education for a revitalized lifestyle is the solution. This must be done now for my generation to reduce the fear, avoid the agony for patient & family and avoid financial disaster
for them and Medicare, We have the answers and help is on the way today. Amen
WHERE ARE YOU LOOKING
The natural man cannot comprehend the spiritual things of God. They are a mystery to him; therefore they are foolish and he mocks them.
God can only be accepted and believed in one's heart & spirit through blind faith. Once you experience the touch and stirring of His Holy Spirit within you; all doubt is removed. Then you know for certain that God is real.
Then spiritual knowledge and understanding begins to enlighten you.
The Holy Spirit sheds truth and light upon God's Word to bring light into the darkness of your mind and joy to your soul. Then you are enabled to walk & talk with the Lord in ways that man & science cannot explain.
There is no substitute for the comfort and peace that comes when you join the family of God.
All are welcome and none turned away, "Ask and you shall receive". Amen