Whether due to an illness, a debilitating injury or as a result of the aging process, elder adults often require assistance to meet their daily needs. Statistically, most assistance is provided by family caregivers, but there almost invariably comes a time when these caregivers may Continue reading
How do you say “thank you” to the caregiver in your life? Whether it’s a home cooked meal, a handwritten note, or a cup of their favorite coffee, taking the steps to ensure your caregiver’s needs are met and that he or she feels appreciated will validate the hard work he or she provides Continue reading
Independence is a key factor in the emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being of an aging adult. Relying on others to take care of one’s basic needs isn’t easy at any age, but can be especially tricky for seniors who genuinely require a degree of assistance.
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While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, early detection offers the best path for dealing with all that the disease entails. Common signs and symptoms can include unusual memory loss, difficulty solving problems and completing familiar tasks. It can also manifest Continue reading
When your parents reach the age where they start to be mentally or physically incapable and can no longer take care of themselves, relocating them to a nursing home may be the best option. Unfortunately, this process can be confusing, difficult and stressful. Your parent may have Continue reading
There may come a time when your parents are no longer able to live alone. Many people believe that age is the key factor to use when deciding whether or not they should get help for their parents. While this is not entirely false, there are more signs that could signify a decline Continue reading