Discussing Long-Term Care Plans

Discussing Long-Term Care Plans

When you feel that it is time to begin discussing long-term care plans with your elderly loved one, it can be important to understand the gravity of that decision. Most elderly individuals will not want to have that conversation. For many, accepting that they need...
Improving Communication with Loved Ones With Dementia

Improving Communication with Loved Ones With Dementia

When caring for a loved one suffering from dementia, it can be difficult to fully communicate with them. Communication can become increasingly challenging for those with dementia. It jumbles the brain’s judgment, memory, and reasoning; which can make it especially...
Combating Loneliness at an Older Age

Combating Loneliness at an Older Age

As you age, it can become increasingly difficult to fight off loneliness. It is easy for elderly people to become isolated from the rest of the world, unless they try to improve it themselves. There are plenty of ways that you can make a change in your life that can...
Oral Hygiene Problems in the Elderly

Oral Hygiene Problems in the Elderly

A major part of caring for oneself is proper oral hygiene. For many elderly individuals, maintaining good oral health can become increasingly difficult. Usually, a number of factors contribute to this difficulty. This article will look at the overall issues many...
Moving Parents In With You: Is It the Right Choice?

Moving Parents In With You: Is It the Right Choice?

When an elderly parent is struggling in their own home, it is common for families to question whether or not they can stay there alone. For some families, this may mean moving grandma in with them. This could solve some issues, but it often creates many more. This...
Anger and Dementia

Anger and Dementia

Many elderly individuals suffering from dementia are prone to angry outbursts. It is common for those with dementia to have outbursts in frustration, especially as their memory continues to deteriorate. Families often see this anger as distressing, and it can be hard...
Healthy Diet Habits for Diabetic Seniors

Healthy Diet Habits for Diabetic Seniors

If your elderly loved one is diabetic, a proper diet is a key to helping them stay healthy. A healthier diet is one of the best ways to improve the quality of life for any senior, but especially those living with diabetes. This article will explore dietary changes to...
Professional Caregivers Improve Family Relationships

Professional Caregivers Improve Family Relationships

Millions of Americans provide care for their elderly or disabled family members, but this often comes at a cost. It can be hard to care for an elderly parent because it puts a strain on your relationship. Family members that act as caregivers often put their loved...
Brain Games that Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Brain Games that Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

A wide number of studies show that games that promote critical thinking skills can improve the brain’s cognitive functions, and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia in the future. This article will discuss some of the most popular brain games that...
Safety Risks in the Home

Safety Risks in the Home

As your loved one ages, the risk of injury in the home can increase. Forgetfulness, dulled senses, and limited mobility can contribute to hazardous conditions in the home. This article will explore common hazards for elderly individuals, and what you can do to reduce...