Making Life Less Difficult for Senior Loved Ones With Dementia

Family caregivers face challenges every day when caring for a person with dementia. Family caregivers want senior loved ones to be happy and healthy, whether it’s Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with lewy bodies, Parkinson’s dementia or some other progressive, degenerative neurological condition. This can take a real toll on caregivers. We know that and have … Read moreMaking Life Less Difficult for Senior Loved Ones With Dementia

Don’t Let Vision Limit Independence – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Age alone should not be a reason our seniors are discouraged from driving. How safe they are behind the wheel, how well they can react to obstacles, and their functional abilities are key factors in whether they should continue driving. Their vision is a major factor in the ability of many seniors to safely be driving themselves, … Read moreDon’t Let Vision Limit Independence – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

10 Ways to Outsmart Heart Disease for Seniors and Family Caregivers

For years we’ve heard we should be reducing the amount of fat in our diets. Your senior loved one’s healthcare team may have told them to change their eating habits for their health. Maybe yours has too! More recently, we are told how important it is to reduce the amount of saturated fat we eat. Did you know … Read more10 Ways to Outsmart Heart Disease for Seniors and Family Caregivers

Kitchen Hacks for Aging Chefs

No matter the age of your senior loved one – as we get older we feel less and less inclined to spend hours preparing food in the kitchen. Throughout their adult lives, they have loved preparing food for the family, especially for family gatherings. When they cook for one or two with waning appetites, though, it becomes a … Read moreKitchen Hacks for Aging Chefs

Vitamin & Mineral Supplement Safety — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Are you worried that your senior loved one is not eating as well as they should? Are they getting weaker or complain of being tired even after they sleep? Seniors’ bodies still need all the nutrients they did when they were younger but not as many calories because they aren’t as physically active. It can be … Read moreVitamin & Mineral Supplement Safety — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

When It Is NOT Time to Age in Place – How to Know & What to Do About It

Home sweet home is where most of us hope to live the rest of our lives. That’s especially true for our senior loved ones, many of whom are fortunate to be living at home longer and longer. Seniors are finding many solutions that will help them stay in the home of their choice, including home health … Read moreWhen It Is NOT Time to Age in Place – How to Know & What to Do About It

Making the Lives of Seniors Easier – What Family Caregivers Can Do

Who doesn’t want their life to be easier– or to make the life of a loved one easier? Many of the everyday tasks our seniors have done all their lives can become more difficult as they age. Some of these now more difficult tasks are essential to our senior loved ones’ daily lives and independence. With … Read moreMaking the Lives of Seniors Easier – What Family Caregivers Can Do

Coping with Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder whose symptoms continue and worsen over time. Nearly one million people in the US are living with Parkinson’s disease. The cause is unknown and there is currently no cure but there are treatment options, including medication and surgery. Parkinson’s disease in every stage of the process causes frustration and disruptions in … Read moreCoping with Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Family Caregiver, Care for Yourself to Be at Your Best in Caring for Others

Do you care for aging parents, grandparents or other elder loved ones? Are you still caring for your own children at the same time? Maybe you have young adult children who, like many, “boomeranged” back home and now you care for them, maybe including supporting them financially? You may be members of the “sandwich generation” who are struggling to deal … Read moreFamily Caregiver, Care for Yourself to Be at Your Best in Caring for Others