Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke in Seniors

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.

By |2021-02-16T16:18:34-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Senior Living|Tags: , , , |

Putting Together a Comprehensive Parkinson’s Care Team

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.

By |2021-02-04T13:00:55-05:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Quality of Life|Tags: , , , |

What to Look for When Choosing a Senior Caregiver

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:

Why It’s Important to Designate a Family Spokesperson

In many families, when an elderly parent is going through a serious illness the resulting stress and anxiety cause old childhood rivalries to flare up again. Siblings take on various roles ranging from bossy and dominant, to conflict avoidance and peacemaking. When it comes to an aging parent’s care, having a designated family spokesperson will help make the entire process go more smoothly.

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