Increasing Home Safety for Your Senior During the Holiday Season

One of your most important priorities as a family caregiver for your elderly parent is to keep them safe and secure at all times. While the holiday season seems like one that should be filled with only joy, laughter, love, and happiness, it is an unfortunate reality that it is also one of the most…

Three Things Family Caregivers Often Think and Shouldn’t Be Ashamed Of

You’re caring for your parent. Whether your mom has Alzheimer’s or your dad had a stroke, taking care of an elderly parent is hard. You often feel alone. You feel incredible guilt for some of the thoughts that cross your mind. You’re not the only one in this situation. Here are some of the things…

What Factors Can Influence Whether Your Aging Adult Might Need to Consider Moving?

Moving is a scary proposition for your senior family member and possibly for you as well. Your elderly family member’s health is one of the biggest influencing factors that determines whether she might need to move sooner rather than later. Getting a full assessment of all of these factors can help you figure out if…

Recognizing Depression in a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease

When thinking about the challenges and issues that your parent might face as they live with Alzheimer’s disease, and those that you will deal with as their family caregiver, it is likely that there are specific needs and issues that come to mind. You likely think about memory loss, difficulty with basic tasks, and even…

Should Hospice Care be a Part of Your Parent’s Planning for Their Future with Alzheimer’s Disease?

When planning for your parent’s future early in their journey with Alzheimer’s disease something that you are likely to hear about is hospice care. Doctors, friends, and family might mention this as something to consider for during the later stages of the disease, and you may find it mentioned in planning guides meant to help…

Why is Foot Care so Important to a Diabetic?

As of 2015, the American Diabetes Association believes more than 30 million men, women, and children have diabetes in the U.S. Only 23.1 million are actually diagnosed. For those over the age of 64, it’s estimated that 12 million have diabetes. People know about diabetes. They don’t realize that foot care is essential. People know…

Four Things You Need to Know About Lung Cancer

Cancer.org reports there are more than 155,000 lung cancer deaths each year. About 66 percent of lung cancer cases are in people over the age of 64. Most people are diagnosed when they’re 70. The earlier this cancer is diagnosed, the better the outcome. Take a look at these other facts about lung cancer. Men…

Can a Pharmacist Help Your Parent Understand Their Prescriptions?

In your role as a family caregiver, prescription medications are simply something that you are going to encounter with your parent. They are likely to take one or more of these prescriptions for chronic health issues, as well as get prescriptions for further medications when they experience an acute illness or infection. It is critical…

How Can You Help Your Senior Adopt Healthy Living for a Healthy Memory?

Healthier habits can help your elderly family member to keep her brain healthy. A healthier brain of course means that your senior’s memory can remain stronger for a longer period of time. Sort out an Exercise Plan. Be sure to talk with your aging adult’s doctor about what she needs to do in terms of…

Are Halloween Decorations Disturbing Your Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease?

In your role as a family caregiver it is likely that one of your most common responsibilities is shopping with your parent. Whether it is grocery shopping, shopping for home items, or just running errands with them in tow to keep them active and engaged, when you head out of the house with your parent,…

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