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.
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.
Millions of Americans suffer a stroke every year. If you are currently caring for an aging in place elderly loved one who just had a stroke, here’s what to expect after they leave the hospital.
If you’re like most informal caregivers, you also manage a household and at least a part-time job. Unless there’s a trusted family member or neighbor nearby, it may be necessary to hire a professional caregiver for mom or dad. Here’s how to find the best one:
Caregiver fatigue is a common problem that many informal caregivers experience, especially when they’re shouldering most of the responsibilities. To protect your health and wellbeing, it’s O.K. sometimes to reach out for help.