* Health Issues

November 7, 2017

Caring for Someone with the Flu

Keep your loved one comfortable and follow the recommendations of his or her health care provider. Keep others in the home healthy by washing hands and household surfaces frequently. Ensure that all medications are taken as […]
November 6, 2017

What Every Dementia Caregiver Must Know

With over five million people in the US with Alzheimer’s/ dementia today and this number expected to grow exponentially every year, it is of vital importance to empower the family and professional caregivers with support and […]
November 3, 2017

Confessions of a Recovering Caregiver

Since my three-year stint as my father’s caregiver I wrestle with socially unacceptable urges to comfort, feed, and water just about anybody. I do not have to know you personally to offer you a cough drop […]
November 1, 2017

Why are seniors always so cold?

As we age, our bodies become sensitive to cold temperatures. This is because of a decrease in the metabolic rate. Our aging bodies are not capable of generating enough heat to help maintain the normal temperature […]
October 27, 2017

Dad’s House

Our first reaction was “He can’t live alone.” How could he manage without her? She was his companion in the house they bought the year after they married nearly sixty years ago. A typical homemaker from […]
October 18, 2017

Dementia and Incontinence Treatment

Dementia is a devastating disease that affects approximately  millions of people in the US and worldwide. The disease slowly robs individuals of their memory, cognitive functioning, and eventually renders the person almost completely dependent upon others for […]
October 17, 2017

In Sickness and in Health, But Why Does Sickness Have to be so Gut-Wrenching?

A family caregiver broke. It happens. And it happened in my community. A husband who cares for his wife and son tried to kill his wife with a hammer. It is heartbreaking. You cannot predict what the breaking […]
October 16, 2017

Living with Your Home Health Care Aide

You’ve made the decision to let an aide come into your home to assist. That was hard enough. Now you’re getting apprehensive about what to expect when the aide arrives for work. If you don’t have […]
October 13, 2017

Caring Conversations: How to Talk with Family about Caregiving

Caregiving can cause tension among family members if roles and responsibilities aren’t discussed frankly. Although it can be tough to talk with family about caregiving issues, making a plan ahead of time can help reduce stress. […]
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