How Can You Make Injuries Less Likely During Your Senior’s Daily Activities?

As your aging adult goes about her regular daily activities, keep in mind that some of those activities could be more dangerous than you realize. Here are some facts to keep in mind. Check Shower Safety The shower is dangerous because your aging family member is vulnerable there and there are so many ways that an injury can occur. Start out by adding textured in-shower mats to help … [Read more...]

What Seniors Think Helps Them Afford Retirement and What Experts Say is Key

In the 2015 U.S. of Aging Survey, both seniors and professionals were asked how prepared they feel those over 64 are for retirement. While professionals feel that only 1 out of 10 seniors are very prepared, 4 out of 10 seniors feel they are. What's more interesting is the difference in what each group feels is the key to affording retirement. Both groups agree that saving money for … [Read more...]

Tai Chi vs. Yoga – Which Fitness Program Suits Your Dad Best?

You want your dad to become more active. He tends to sit behind his computer or the TV all day. You've noticed he's stiff when he stands now. You've narrowed your choices to two programs designed to gently tone muscles, improve balance, and reduce strength. You're ready to go to a class with him, but you're not sure if he'd prefer tai chi or yoga more. Both tai chi and yoga are exercise … [Read more...]

Six Tips for Healthier Grocery Shopping

As a family caregiver, you may be responsible for purchasing your senior parent’s groceries. Since you’ve got a lot of things to do every week, perhaps you find yourself rushing through the task and tossing things in the cart. You’d like your parent to eat healthier, but when you start preparing meals for the week, you realize you’ve missed the mark. What can you do to make sure you shop healthier … [Read more...]

Tips for Caring for Your Parent’s Face

As a family caregiver you know that there are many different elements of caring for your senior that you must address in order to help them stay safe, healthy, and comfortable, and live the quality of life that they desire and deserve. One that you may not immediately think of but that is very important is caring for their skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body, and as elderly … [Read more...]

How Can Sensory Changes After a TBI Can Impact Your Elderly Parent?

Many people take their senses for granted. It is simply part of your day to use your sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch. If those senses are compromised, however, it becomes clear just how important they are and how much they impact daily functioning and interaction with the world. If you are a family caregiver for a senior who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, you may … [Read more...]

Are You Feeling Alone as You Care for an Elder with Cancer?

Being a family caregiver can be a very challenging role to take. When you are caring for an elderly adult who is suffering from cancer, however, it is even more difficult. As soon as you find out that your aging parent has this condition, you know that the efforts that you have to put forth for them will need to increase and that you will need to give a tremendous amount of energy and effort to … [Read more...]

Four Things Your Mom Needs to Avoid Sharing Online

Internet safety is something you may think of for yourself and your kids, but how about your mom? If your mom uses social media to stay in touch with family and friends, are you certain she knows what is safe to post and what isn't? Here are four things you mom must know to never share online. Personal Information It's not safe for your mom to share personal information online. This … [Read more...]

Are There Special Considerations for Women Suffering from Psoriatic Arthritis?

Approximately 30 percent of the 7.5 million people throughout the United States living with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis. This potentially debilitating condition can lead to pain in the lower back and feet, swelling in fingers and toes, and fatigue. As a family caregiver it is important to recognize that early diagnosis is important to ensuring that your loved one gets the care and … [Read more...]

What is Macular Degeneration?

Awareness is one of the most important tools that you can have as a family caregiver for your elderly family member. This is about understanding the potential risks that your senior faces and knowing what to look for so that you can take steps to reduce risk, identify when your loved one may be dealing with a new health issue, and prepare yourself to give your parent the level of care that they … [Read more...]

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