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...]

Check for These Safety Risks in Your Parent’s Home

August 21 - 25 is National Safe at Home Week. When is the last time your parent’s house had a safety check up? Think about it. Your parent’s house is where they spend most of their time. Home is also the place where many injuries and accidents occur. National Safe at Home Week is a week that is dedicated to keeping homes safe from hazards that can result in serious harm, such as fire, electrical, … [Read more...]

Becoming a Caregiver to Someone with Dementia

When a parent is diagnosed with dementia, their adult children are often called into caregiving duty. Becoming a caregiver for the first time can be frightening. There’s a lot of worry surrounding the future, whether you’re up for the job, and how you’ll manage to continue working, spend time with your spouse and children, and still have time for yourself. As you start on the journey of a … [Read more...]

What Kinds of Emotional Reactions Might Your Senior Loved One Have After a Heart Attack?

After your senior loved one survives a heart attack, there's a lot for you and her to deal with about the situation. One of the biggest can actually be some of the emotions that your loved one feels afterward. She Might Be Afraid Heart attacks are terrifying, even if your senior loved one only experiences a mild one. It's not surprising that your loved one would be afraid immediately … [Read more...]

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