Five Facts You Need to Know About Family Caregiving

Family caregiving provides parents with the help they need, but there are downsides to the situation. People look at being family caregivers as being the best quality and lowest cost, but is that … [Read more...]

How Do Caregivers Help With the Different Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer's is one of the most common chronic conditions. It's also stressful as you have no idea which of the identifiers of a stage will affect your parent. Not every person with Alzheimer's … [Read more...]

5 Most Common Cancers Affecting the Elderly

The risk of cancer increases greatly with age, but your senior can understand and recognize the causes, risk factors and symptoms of the disease early on. With early understanding, the likelihood of … [Read more...]

Is Your Senior Making it to Doctor’s Appointments?

If you’ve just discovered that your elderly family member isn’t making it to her doctor’s appointments like you expected, there might be more going on. Missing one or two appointments now and again … [Read more...]

Recovering from Heart Surgery

Approximately 25% of people over 75 years of age suffer from symptoms of cardiovascular disease. This coupled with advances in pre and post-operative care and an increase in average life expectancy, … [Read more...]

Four Ways to Tell Your Senior Isn’t a Collector

Your senior insists that she’s just collecting some items, but you have a suspicion she’s doing something else. The differences between collecting and hoarding are pretty dramatic, but your elderly … [Read more...]

Making the Most of Being Homebound

No one wants to see their homebound loved ones spend the majority of their days sitting bored in front of the television set, watching old soap opera reruns or whatever happens to be playing on TV all … [Read more...]

When to Have the Conversation About Stopping Driving

Upon reaching elder years, most seniors deny (or at least do not want to accept) the fact that it is time to stop driving. It is likely for their own safety, and for others as well, but it is hard for … [Read more...]

Causes for Low Vision in the Elderly

Low vision is defined by visual acuity. Another explanation includes the clarity or sharpness of your vision tends to become lower as you age, leading to low vision. Low vision also refers to a … [Read more...]

Should You Worry About a Senior’s Shuffling Walk?

Scuff. Scuff. Scuff. That’s the sound many caregivers hear when their aging relative walks through the room. The senior does not pick up their feet. Instead, they shuffle across the floor, never … [Read more...]