* Elder Care

April 16, 2018

Carefully Consider the Implications of Moving an Elderly Loved One Closer to You

These days, family members are often scattered in various cities and states throughout the country. This poses a serious challenge when a loved one requires increased care or assistance. There almost always comes a point in […]
April 13, 2018

How to Convince Your Parent to Move to Assisted Living

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK Conventional wisdom says that we all want to stay in our own homes for as long as we can. That is likely how most of our elders feel, but it’s not always […]
April 9, 2018

The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK It is instinctive for humans to want a roadmap or some sort of guide to help get us through a journey or a difficult situation. Where is the next turn? What is the […]
April 5, 2018

Steps to Help Seniors See the Need for Home Modifications

There are questions caregivers face on a daily basis. How do we balance between too much and too little care? How do we balance what we think needs to be done with what might be most […]
April 3, 2018

3 Reasons Medical Marijuana is Beneficial for Seniors

Many of today’s seniors were most likely middle-aged during the Regan-era war on drugs. Weed was the gateway drug and considered just as dangerous as crack-cocaine. Anti-weed PSAs were aplenty, making the perils of using pot […]
March 29, 2018

A Caregiver’s Guide to Caring for a Narcissist

BY ANNE-MARIE BOTEK Narcissists—you can’t leave them, it’s nearly impossible to love them, and you feel like you want to pull your hair out whenever you’re around them.
March 28, 2018

What To Do When a Parent Repeats the Same Things Over and Over

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK One sign of the aging brain, even without dementia, is that people repeat themselves more often, especially when they tell stories. There are reasons for this that are not related to dementia, though […]
March 26, 2018

5 Ways to Control Diabetes

These 5 steps will help caregivers manage their aging parent’s diabetes and live a long and active life. 1. Educate Yourself About Diabetes in the Elderly
March 22, 2018

Hydration and Delirium

Did you know that: Delirium is different from dementia? Dehydration is a cause of delirium? Older adults can avoid delirium by staying hydrated?
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