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Caregiver Tips for “Parenting” Elderly Parents

Your teen years were filled with struggles against your parents. You wanted more freedom. Shorter curfews, more room to make decisions, less control on their part. Now the roles are reversed. Your parents need help with daily activities of living, but they don’t want your help. They feel they’re fully capable of caring for themselves….

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Caregiver Tips for Parenting Elderly Parents

Eye Exams Can Detect Health Problems in Seniors

Did you know that the appearance of your eyes could reveal underlying health conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and even certain types of cancer? During your (or your loved one’s) next comprehensive eye exam, take notice of what exactly the ophthalmologist is testing for. Certain changes in the eyes may reflect changes in the…

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Eye Exams Can Detect Health Problems in Seniors

Age-Related Memory Loss May Not Be Alzheimer’s

Are you concerned about your memory? Do you write out a shopping list and then forget to take the list to the store with you? Do you forget where you parked your car? Do you forget what you went into the garage to get? This type of forgetfulness can happen at any age for many…

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Age-Related Memory Loss May Not Be Alzheimer’s

How to Boost Senior Immune System

When your loved one’s immune system isn’t working right it seems like they’re sick every time they turn around. 5 Immune System Boosting Tips for Seniors The good news is that there are plenty of ways that you can help build up a senior’s immunity so that kind of problem isn’t likely to crop up…

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How to Boost Senior Immune System

Bathing, Dressing, & Grooming Tips for Family Caregivers

Throughout childhood, our parents provided us with the love, care, and resources necessary to keep us healthy and strong. At some point in our lives, these roles will reverse and many of us will be faced with the challenges (and rewards) of caring for aging parents. Unfortunately, the more dependent they become on others to…

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Bathing, Dressing, & Grooming Tips for Family Caregivers

Diabetes Diet: Best And Worst Foods For Diabetics

When you live with diabetes, your food choices matter. That’s why it’s important for you or your loved one to know how to maintain a healthy diet with diabetes. When it comes to eating healthy as a diabetic, nothing is completely off limits. But while ‘bad’ foods are fine in small, moderated portions, it’s easiest…

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Best Diet For Diabetics

How to Reduce Fall Risk for Seniors With Arthritis

Arthritis affects a large percentage of the population of the United States, including nearly 50 percent of senior adults aged 65 and older. This condition can influence your parent’s functioning and quality of life in a wide variety of ways, but one in particular is increasing the chances that they will suffer a fall. This…

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How to Reduce Fall Risk for Seniors With Arthritis

How to Ease Caregiver Stress While Caring for a Senior With Cancer

One thing you likely expected to encounter when you decide to become a family caregiver for your elderly parent was stress. Those who care for senior family members are far more likely to not only experience stress, but also to suffer potentially serious consequences as a result of this stress. This stress can be even…

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How to Ease Caregiver Stress While Caring for a Senior With Cancer