Treating a Sunburn in the Elderly

With summer approaching, it’s time to think about skin care and your aging loved one. As we age, our skin becomes more sensitive to UV rays, and it’s easier to experience serious sunburns. No matter what race, ethnicity, gender or age, sunburns can have negative health consequences. For the elderly, even a moderate sunburn can…

How Can You Avoid Unnecessary Stress as a Family Caregiver?

Being a family caregiver means that you’re juggling a lot of stress, but there are some stressors that aren’t essential for you to deal with at all. Learning how to avoid those gracefully gains you some space in which to recover. Trim Your to Do List as Much as Possible Take a look at your…

National Mediterranean Diet Month

May brings us National Mediterranean Diet Month. This is a perfect time to espouse upon the multitude of benefits that can be derived from this type of diet and how to incorporate it into your life and the lives of those you love. The Diet Twenty-one countries have the Mediterranean Sea as their coastline including…

Encouraging Independence in your Aging Parent

Your aging parent may have lost some of their cognitive abilities. They may be using a mobility device such as a walker or they may have developed incontinence issues. Whatever the reason, you find them staying home more and sitting in their recliner for most of the day. You’re concerned about their physical welfare as…

How Can You Stand up for Yourself When Other Family Members Criticize You?

Family caregivers face a lot of criticism from other people. Strangers can have a lot to say, but sometimes the most upsetting criticism can come from other family members. If you don’t stand up for yourself, you’ll face this criticism way more than you should. Stay Calm Instead of Reacting Your immediate reaction might be…

Physical Wellness Month: Beginning Tai Chi for the Elderly

As the family caregiver for your aging loved one, you’ve wanted them to get more physically fit, but maybe haven’t known where to start. Then, you hear about some tai chi classes at the local senior center and wonder if your loved one might be interested. However, you don’t know much about tai chi and…

Boredom Busters for People with Limited Mobility

When senior citizens lose their ability to move about as freely as they once did, life can get pretty boring. Boredom can be associated with depression, which is a serious and all too common issue among senior citizens. Depression in the elderly can lead to heart disease and reduce the ability to recover from other…

Decorating with Grandchildren makes Easter “Eggs-tra” Special

As we hop into the month of April, Easter is quickly approaching.  For Seniors, spending time with grandchildren is the perfect opportunity to brighten their day and encourage social interaction with family and friends.  Decorating Easter eggs is a playful tradition that welcomes Spring, celebrates family time and allows everyone space to create their egg…

How Many Stages Are There in Parkinson’s Disease?

April is National Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. This is the ideal opportunity for you to learn about this condition so that you can design a care approach that will help them to manage this condition effectively while also living a lifestyle that is meaningful and fulfilling. One thing that is important to understand is that…

Depression and Caregiving

Primary family caregivers take on a tremendous responsibility. In the course of their caring they will experience moments of tremendous joy and beauty and other days that leave sorrow in their wake. It is easy to get caught up in the process of caregiving, but it’s important that caregivers remember to take care of themselves…

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