* Elder Care

February 12, 2018

How a Daughter Helped Her Mom Face Death

“I have a question for you, Aim,” Mom said from her blue La-Z-Boy. “How did you stay so positive during everything you went through?” This takes me by surprise. “Uh, Prozac?” I joke, and she laughs.
February 9, 2018

Fall Risks for Older Adults

Activities that take place in the bathroom, such as showering and bathing, are a simple part of most peoples’ daily routine. Yet, slips in the tub and falls in the shower or from the toilet may […]
February 7, 2018

Caregivers: Dealing with a Fall Risk

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” How many times have we heard comics deliver that line from a now-famous TV commercial? The truth is that a dangerous fall is no laughing matter.  It’s a real […]
February 6, 2018

10 Smart Tips to Find a Roommate as an Older Adult

Whether it’s to ease an over-burdened budget, avoid loneliness or have someone around to help feed your pet and water the plants if you’re away, many older adults today are pooling resources and sharing their home […]
February 5, 2018

What Will Senior Housing Look Like in 2028? By Caregivers

The first of the boomers — the population born between 1946 and 1964 — turned 65 in 2011, and the last will turn 65 in 2029. By 2030, boomers over 65 will make up 20 percent […]
February 1, 2018

Hypothermia and Older Adults

Frigid weather can pose special risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid hypothermia — when the body gets […]
January 31, 2018

How to Help Your Older Loved One Feel Less Lonely By Caregivers

Here’s an all-too-common scenario: An older adult in your life is becoming increasingly isolated, and you worry that he or she is lonely, but you’re not sure what to do. It’s not the easiest subject to […]
January 30, 2018

Helping Someone You Care for Keep their Pearly Whites

The good news: With advances in fluoridation and dentistry, increasing numbers of older adults are keeping their teeth. And the more teeth you have, the longer you live.
January 29, 2018

Caregivers: Heat Stress in the Elderly

Elderly people (that is, people aged 65 years and older) are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons: Elderly people do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in […]

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