* Elder Care

May 30, 2018

Helping Caregiver Mom Remember: Coping with Dementia

“Am I 90 Yet? Mom asked. I heard those words many times the last year of mother’s life. My mother’s memory was fading. Nevertheless, she was still sharp in certain areas, for example; remembering her standing […]
May 24, 2018

Caregivers Depression Among Elderly People

You’re visiting your elderly Dad, and notice that he just doesn’t seem to have his old “spark.” He speaks slowly. He doesn’t want to go out. He spends his time watching TV or falling asleep during […]
May 23, 2018

Caregivers: Think Twice About Giving Seniors Nutrition Drinks or Shakes

“My elderly mother isn’t eating and she has lost a lot of weight. Should I give her a nutrition supplement drink to replace the meals she should be eating?”
May 22, 2018

Caregivers 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

How do you know if an aging loved one has Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or another form of dementia? If Dad continually forgets where he puts his keys or Mom seems to get easily confused these days, […]
May 17, 2018

Caregivers 7 Things That Cause the Elderly to Fall

Falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly population. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one out of every four Americans aged 65 and older falls every year.
May 16, 2018

Step into Summer with Healthy Feet Caregiving

With summer fun in the sun now in full swing, millions of Americans are ditching the heavy footwear of winter months in favor of sandals, slings, and free-wheeling flip-flops. And with the sudden emergence of all […]
May 7, 2018

Caregiver Embracing Alzheimer’s Disease

A friend who works in a special needs classroom at our middle school was talking about a delightful new student they have in their program this year. She mentioned that in spite of his challenges, the […]
May 4, 2018

Caregivers Persevering Through Mid-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a difficult task as each day brings unique challenges and the caregiver copes with changing levels of ability and new patterns of behavior. In recent years, attempts […]
May 3, 2018

Caregivers Preventing Financial Abuse and Exploitation of Elderly Parents

BY CAROLYN ROSENBLATT Some have called elder abuse “the crime of the century”. One of the few ways to stop financial elder abuse is to report it. If you suspect that this is happening to someone you […]

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