Caregiving can be stressful and energy-draining, but it's more manageable when you utilize available resources, tools, and programs to help you organize.
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.
When I was unexpectedly thrust into the world of caregiving, these are some things I learned that I wish I knew beforehand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As our parents live longer, some of us will take care of them for more years than they spent rearing us. Therefore, it helps to remain patient, show tolerance, and keep a good sense of humor. This becomes challenging, though, if our moms and dads were lousy parents and we resent our caretaking role.
For every one of these losses to the Alzheimer's victims, there are also losses to the relatives and caregivers. It is like watching a robbery in slow motion. Let it not steal our love.
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?
Considering Alzheimer's facilities for a loved one? Information, checklists, videos and personal stories to help you make the best choice.
Do you have someone in the family who is suffering from severe memory loss? Make a family album to help them remember the names and faces of their loved ones.