Could Your Parent Be a Victim of Identity Theft?

It is an unfortunate reality that elderly adults are more vulnerable to fraudulent activity such as identity theft than younger people. This is due to a variety of factors, including the fact that many elderly adults are not familiar with technology and may make unsafe decisions, are more likely to be trusting than younger adults,…

Making Time for Yourself During Your Caregiver Experience

When you agreed to become a family caregiver for your aging parent, you were agreeing to offer your time, energy, and effort to your parent to fulfill their regular needs. While it is very important that you make sure your senior has access to all of the care they need during their later years, this…

Still Think You Can’t Take a Break?

It’s extremely common for family caregivers to believe that they can’t take even the smallest breaks. Give some of these ideas a try. Drink a Glass of Water. Being even a little bit dehydrated can seriously sap your energy and your strength. One way to take a fast break that does a lot for you…

You’re Caring for Your Parents, But What About Their Home?

When you think about home care for the elderly, you’re thinking of cooking meals, making sure they get to and from stores and appointments, and helping them with housework. You might remind them to take medications or check insulin levels. People do tend to focus on their parents’ health and well-being when planning care. There’s…

Audiobook Appreciation Month – Upcoming Releases Your Mom Will Love

June is Audiobook Appreciation Month. For seniors whose worsening eyesight makes reading challenging, audiobooks ensure they don’t have to give up books completely. Many libraries loan them to patrons. You can also borrow them from many websites. If you’re looking for some of this summer’s new audiobook releases, give these a try. They’re already gaining…

Who Can Care for Dad After Surgery?

Elderly adults are at a higher risk of needing surgery than other age groups, primarily due to age-related illnesses, injuries, and chronic conditions. Unfortunately, seniors are also more likely to struggle with recovery and it may take longer than planned. When family members are looking at post-surgery care needs for their aging relative, they should…

Making Sure Your Parent Can Enjoy Family Exercise and Activities Together Safely

When you’re planning family exercise and activities, safety should be a top priority. Exercising together is a wonderful way to encourage everybody in your family to get more physical activity, and to bond the generations of the family. Especially during the summer months, however, exercising together and enjoying activities can pose a variety of dangers.…

What Can You Do for a Senior Who Has Anxiety?

Anxiety is not just something that younger people experience. Aging adults experience anxiety, too, and it can be just as damaging to their daily lives as it is for people in other age groups. Helping your elderly family member to manage her anxiety might mean that you come up with a customized plan of attack…

What is an Essential Tremor and Should You Be Worried?

You’ve noticed your dad’s hand shakes. You’re worried he has Parkinson’s disease. The leading cause of shaky hands is actually essential tremor. Here’s what you need to know. What is Essential Tremor? Essential tremor is a neurological condition in which certain parts of the body tremble or shake for no reason. Hands are one of…

Skin Cancer Screenings Go Mobile

As we move into the warmer months of spring and summer, older adults may be spending more time outside. That means it’s time to start thinking about protecting them from too much sun exposure, which can lead to skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed form of cancer in the United States. One…

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