Are you a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer's? How to recognize the end-stage signs, and how to prepare for evolving care needs during this time.
Aging skin is a natural part of life, but there are several steps we can take to properly take care of it. Here are some tips to help your wrinkled, dry, itching, or cracked skin look and feel better.
Considering Alzheimer's facilities for a loved one? Information, checklists, videos and personal stories to help you make the best choice.
Some people see maturity, dignity, and elegance when they look at their gray hair. They submit to their inner urge to celebrate themselves. Individuals who cover up may be selling themselves short.
Caring young people can learn from these five suggestions. Capable people in the 65+ age group can also use these suggestions with other people in this same age group to promote happiness for all.
Reflections on my experience with Alzheimer's disease in my family. My father lived for a dozen years with this disease, although it was undiagnosed until his autopsy.
A discussion about how the housing choices older people make can affect them physically and mentally.
Moving tips and suggestions for families preparing to move loved ones into retirement communities, retirement homes, assisted living or nursing care facilities.
Some of us are now caring for our aging moms and dads for a longer duration than they took care of us as children. As caretakers know all to well, it takes enormous patience and goodwill. The job becomes even more challenging if we had a rocky history with our parents as kids and now feel resentful.
Finding ways to cope with getting older is challenging. Aging means facing tough issues like finding purpose after retirement, responding to ageism, and dealing with age-related health issues.
When I was unexpectedly thrust into the world of caregiving, these are some things I learned that I wish I knew beforehand.
It is easy to become negative about getting old, but think of the many good things that come with age. A look at the positive side of getting old, from a personal perspective.
Caring for elderly parents can be frustrating and emotional, but looking for the deeper meaning can transform into the most sacred and profound time between a middle-aged child and his or her frail parents.
Nine things you can do to keep yourself physically strong, mentally alert, and emotionally stable in order to keep up with the demands of caregiving.
20 early warning signs of dementia along with memory test, resources and how to prevent or delay the onset of memory disease.
While rare, some people can literally die of a broken heart. This condition often occurs in elderly people after losing a spouse or partner with whom they have spent many years together
Spending time with older people can be exciting! There are many benefits of caring for and spending time with them. Like fine wine... people just get better with age!
A 12-step plan for aging gracefully. Ideas to help you maintain a positive attitude and a sense of humor. Tips for looking and feeling young.
I had the opportunity to participate in a research study that examined the effect of brisk walking on memory. I found the study to be a very positive experience.
Being a caregiver for the elderly in your home is stressful. I am a home care attendant for a senior and hope these tips I learned from the in-home nurses will build your confidence in caring for your loved one.
Having been caregiver to many, my elderly mother deserved excellent personal care. That's what I promised, then proved to be incompetent. I placed her in a home for the elderly, and then what?
Medical alert systems can help keep elderly individuals safe when living independently. Here are some tips for choosing them and a review of some of the more popular ones.
Not everyone age seventy and beyond is senile and miserable. Some remain happy and positive. They make people laugh, offer encouragement, and prove themselves likeable. They share these common traits.
Do you worry about a loved one's memory? This information will help you decide if you need to seek medical help.
Moving an elderly parent from one part of the country to another can be a daunting task for all involved. This is the story of bringing my mum nearer to me.
The wisdom nuggets I teach best are those extracted from my personal situations. Some of them took years for me to understand. At 65, I begin to share them especially for those who walk behind me.