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.
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.
20 early warning signs of dementia along with memory test, resources and how to prevent or delay the onset of memory disease.
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.
You may think there are no benefits to getting older, but that is wrong. I am going to point out the positive of leaving our youth behind in the dust.
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.
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.
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 a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. I am a caregiver for my mother with dementia and hope these tips I learned will help others.
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.
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.
When I was unexpectedly thrust into the world of caregiving, these are some things I learned that I wish I knew beforehand.
Do you worry about a loved one's memory? This information will help you decide if you need to seek medical help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Considering Alzheimer's facilities for a loved one? Information, checklists, videos and personal stories to help you make the best choice.
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?
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.
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
6 Ways to Make Dealing With Alzheimers Easier: Finding Humor, Playing Music, Reflection, Communication, Compassion, and Acceptance.
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.
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.
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!
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.