August 16, 2018
Caring for a loved one can be overwhelming. And as the population ages, more and more family members are taking on that role. In fact, the Mayo Clinic estimates that informal caregivers provide 80 percent of long-term […]
June 27, 2018
Losing a loved one is never easy. It is said that the hardest thing one will ever endure is burying a child. The second hardest is burying a spouse.
June 18, 2018
As a geriatric care manager, I am considered an expert in issues relating to the elderly. However, where my mother is concerned, I am just a daughter who cares. She often takes the advice of friends […]
June 13, 2018
There are a wealth of questions on how to get aging parents to bathe – especially when the elder has Alzheimer’s or severe dementia.
June 4, 2018
The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for understanding why dementia patients wander.
May 30, 2018
“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
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 21, 2018
The issue of elders who were once reasonably clean adults refusing to take showers and wear fresh clothes is one that is far more common than most people think. To remedy this often-malodorous situation, it is […]
April 26, 2018
According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, the major psychiatric symptoms of middle stage Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia include hallucinations, delusions and paranoia. About 40 percent of dementia patients experience delusions, while hallucinations […]
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