Reducing Caregiver Stress

Reducing Caregiver Stress

When looking after an elderly parent or loved one, the amount of responsibility can be stressful. Caregiving can be rewarding, but it is often a big source of stress, on top of work, the kids, and everything else in your life. When you are dealing with a lot of...
Mobility for Seniors

Mobility for Seniors

Mobility is a very important part of senior health. As we age, tired muscles and old bones make us want to stay sedentary. The less you move, the worse your mobility becomes. Staying active in your elder years is vital to maintaining good mobility. Here are some tips...
Depression in the Elderly

Depression in the Elderly

Depression may be an issue for many teens and young adults; but it can also be a dangerous, and often overlooked, problem for the elderly as well. It is not a normal side-effect of aging. While some periods of sadness can occur; deep, medically-diagnosable depression...
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...