Article written by Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders. Originally posted on Aging Care As parents age and need more assistance, most adult children do what they can to help. For many, the first step is a weekly stop by Mom and Dad
Let’s face it – sometimes, life throws just one too many curve balls.
Chances are that Grandma and Grandpa both have more slippers, ties, hankies, and robes than they ever expect to use in the next decade. And, chances are that they don’t want one more thing that will go in a drawer or on the shelf in the closet. What Grandma and Grandpa can really use is… Continue reading What Kind of Gift Does Grandma or Grandpa Need or Want?
The holidays are stressful on everyone – young and old. It’s just that the stresses are different. If we recognize what will make everyone most comfortable, we have a chance at making all the family gatherings a little less chaotic and a lot less stressful. Take a moment to watch the video below from Keeping… Continue reading Home for the Holidays with Aging Loved Ones
One thing that you can count on as you get older is being offered more and more prescription medications. Today, medications are used to keep so many chronic conditions under control: high blood pressure, heart ailments, acid reflux and digestive issues, diabetes, and so many others that it would be impossible to list them all.… Continue reading Medications and Aging Adults
Experts say that up to 90% of everything we do each day is driven by habit. Isn
As a caregiver, what
I just read a very startling statement in an article at Great Care:
Do you know what is the No. 1 cause of injury to aging adults today? Falls. Falls result in the most emergency room visits for people as they get older. And once a senior has taken one spill, they live in fear of having more
Among Americans, age 71 and older, 16% of women have Alzheimer