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...]

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...]

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...]

Is Your Aging Parent at Increased Risk of Suffering Bladder Cancer?

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed among men throughout the United States each year, with nearly 60,500 men being diagnosed with this type of cancer each year. Though it is less common among women, more than 18,500 women are diagnosed with this type of cancer in the United States each year. May 6 is Bladder Cancer Awareness Day, the ideal opportunity for you as a family … [Read more...]

What You Should Know About Osteoporosis

Whether you have been caring for your elderly loved one for some time or you have just started your caregiver journey with them, one issue that you have likely heard about frequently is osteoporosis. This condition can be dangerous for your elderly parent and may require special attention and care to help them remain safe and healthy but also support a lifestyle that they can enjoy. Knowing as … [Read more...]

Essential Tremors and your Elderly Parent

March brings us National Essential Tremor Awareness Month. International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) began this tradition in order to raise awareness of this life-altering condition that affects an estimated 10 million Americans. Essential tremor can occur at any age, but it is most commonly found in the elderly. The Signs This neurological condition causes involuntary, rhythmic … [Read more...]

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