Siblings in Conflict When Caring For Aging Parents

Siblings in Conflict When Caring For Aging Parents

Caring for an aging parent can be a challenge, especially when you and your siblings have conflicting opinions on how to best care for them. Having multiple caregivers can be good for your parents, but it also presents a number of challenges between your family...
Downsizing Your Parent’s Home

Downsizing Your Parent’s Home

Downsizing your parent’s home can be a very big challenge, but it can also be incredibly important to their well-being. Odds are, your parent’s home might have too many stairs for their advanced age. If they do not have an issue with the stairs now, they most likely...
4 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before They Pass

4 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before They Pass

As we grow up, we often see our parents as invincible. We hope they will be around forever. Although we may hope they will, the unfortunate truth is that, most of the time, we will outlive them. As our parents reach the sunset years of their lives, there are a few...
Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

Families rarely stay in close proximity throughout a lifetime. Changing or evolving careers, fresh starts, and seeking out new opportunities often lead to children moving away from home. But when a parent or other elderly loved one is in need of some help in their...
Signs of Issues with Immobilized Family Members

Signs of Issues with Immobilized Family Members

When a family member becomes immobile, either from a medical procedure or from old age; it is important to keep an eye on them in order to reduce the risk of serious health complications while they are bed-ridden. Knowing what to look for can help reduce the risks of...
Sundown Syndrome in Alzheimer’s Patients

Sundown Syndrome in Alzheimer’s Patients

When spending time with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you may notice shifts in their behavior and personality during the late afternoon and evening. Doctors refer to this change as Sundown Syndrome. While doctors are unsure of why exactly Sundowning occurs, it...
4 Areas of Common Health Issues in the Elderly

4 Areas of Common Health Issues in the Elderly

The conditions surrounding your health are always shifting. Diet, exercise, habits, genetics, and simply the flow of time all play huge roles in how healthy we are. After about age 25, our cells begin dying faster than they are being produced. As we age, our bodies...
Common Signs of Financial Elder Abuse

Common Signs of Financial Elder Abuse

Financial abuse is a common issue faced by many elderly people today. Access to others online allows scammers to connect with less internet savvy elderly people, which can be a recipe for disaster. But unfortunately, not all financial abuse takes place online; and...
Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer can be an exciting time of the year for our senior family members. Between family outings, barbeques, gardening, and vacations; most seniors are more active in the summer than in any other months. But it is important that your loved ones are kept comfortable...
Life After a Stroke

Life After a Stroke

A stroke is a very serious medical issue, where normal blood-flow is cut off from the brain. About 800,000 Americans suffer from a stroke each year; and not everyone survives. There are 7 million stroke survivors living in the US; but most people do not fully recover....