Nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in people over age 65, and the risk of stroke more than doubles each decade after the age of 55. The risk for strokes in seniors is concerning and these are sobering statistics for them and their caregivers. Here are some of the signs to look for so you can get them the crucial early treatment they need.
All too often, family members and friends acting as caregivers go unrecognized. Rarely is their invaluable contribution to people's lives acknowledged. It's evident from the high incidence of caregiver stress that they need and deserve as much support and care as possible.
When Parkinson's progresses, it can create communication barriers that make caregiving more challenging. As a caregiver, finding ways to bridge that communication gap is essential for providing the level of care that your loved one needs.
Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, or simply “Parkinson’s”, can be a real game changer at any age. As a caregiver, one of the ways to ensure that they enjoy a higher quality of life is by assembling a comprehensive Parkinson's care team. These team-building tips can help with that.
Aging-in-place seniors that become malnourished oftentimes face unique health challenges that place their independence at risk. March is National Nutrition Month, making it the perfect time to learn about ways to personalize your loved one’s plate so their body gets the nutrition it needs.
For reasons like pride and control, seniors can become secretive about their health and stop listening to their own children. Watching your parents make risky decisions can be frustrating and even agonizing at times. Thankfully, getting through to your aging parents is possible by taking these steps.
Deciding if-and-when to start 24-hour home care, or increase to this level, is never easy. Here are some important things to consider before making your final decision.
Once your aging parents need caregiving assistance it’s not uncommon for old sibling rivalries to resurface as relationships get magnified. If you’ve been shouldering most of the caregiving burden alone, here’s how to let your family members know that you could use their help in caring for your elderly parents.
Convincing a senior who refuses caregiving that it's in their best interests can be difficult. Thankfully, getting them to say “yes” is possible by taking this approach.
If you’re an informal caregiver for a senior with dementia once they start to wander it creates unique safety challenges. Here are some wandering prevention tips so you can sleep better at night knowing that your loved one is safe.