Whether you or someone you care about is seriously ill, having palliative care options is important for reducing pain and stress while suffering from an illness. The medical specialty has helped millions of patients and families cope with the day-to-day challenges of living with a serious illness.
Caring for a person with a memory impairment requires patience and flexibility. As the person loses their ability to remember, reason and communicate, the caregiver must adapt to meet their needs and maintain their quality of life.
For those caring for someone with dementia, chances are that you have become a problem solver, finding solutions to situations that arise as part of your loved one’s journey through the course of their disease. Many have discovered that technology can be a part of that solution.
If someone you care about lives in an assisted living or skilled nursing community, it may have been a while since you’ve visited with them face-to-face. Ongoing restrictions at health care facilities have created a new kind of caregiver – someone who lives locally but must remain apart from their loved one. How do you check up on them and reassure yourself that they are doing well?
Family members often become primary caregivers for their aging loved ones. Sometimes a spouse is taking care of their partner, or an adult is taking care of their aging parent. It’s important to be aware of signs of burnout and how to get help.
Over the past few months, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit the United States and spread quickly. There is a huge emphasis on protecting our elderly population and those with underlying health conditions, as they are a higher risk of experiencing complications from COVID-19.
There is a lot of concern in the world right now regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), particularly for a senior population that is at a higher health risk from the virus. With the intense and constant news coverage of the pandemic, seniors are repeatedly exposed to media messages that can spark fear and anxiety.
Over 40 million people in the United States provide care for an adult over the age of 65 (source). Of those being cared for, 90% are aging parents or relatives. Becoming a caregiver can be overwhelming as roles are reversed between parent and child.
After decades of participating in the democratic process, the votes of our senior population are no less important today than they were when they were just 18 years-old.
If you’ve noticed concerning driving behavior from your aging parent or loved one, you may be wondering if it’s time to considering taking away their car keys.