How Communities Can Make a Difference in Fall Prevention
September 07, 2023 Family & Loved Ones | Articles | Caregiving | Support for Adult Caregiving
Those are among the many types of challenges seniors may face in their communities. The natural consequences of aging or chronic disease—lessened mobility, corrected vision, problems with balance—can mean that something as simple as taking a walk can be a potential hazard. Falls are a leading cause of injury and death among older adults.
Just Say No to Ageism—Including Your Own!
August 24, 2023 Family & Loved Ones | Articles | Caregiving | Support for Adult Caregiving
Ageism is a widespread problem, and it shows up in a variety of ways across cultures and societies. Here are some examples of ageism.
10 Daily Habits To Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Age
July 28, 2023 Family & Loved Ones | Articles | Caregiving | Support for Adult Caregiving
The more often we do things that truly engage our mental abilities, the better off we are as we age. Here are 10 daily habits that can help protect and promote brain health as you age.
Understanding Joint Disorders in Seniors: Causes and Types
June 08, 2023 Family & Loved Ones | Articles | Caregiving | Support for Adult Caregiving
Disorders of joints can cause pain and discomfort, limiting seniors' mobility and impacting their overall quality of life. Here are are some of the different types of joint disorders, their causes, and the importance of receiving an accurate diagnosis.
3 Ways Nature May Protect Our Brains Against Dementia
June 04, 2023 Family & Loved Ones | Articles | Caregiving | Support for Adult Caregiving
Research has shown that time spent outdoors may help protect against the risk of developing certain neurodegenerative disorders. Here are three factors that might contribute.
What To Know About Women’s Unique Aging Considerations
April 23, 2023 Family & Loved Ones | Articles | Caregiving | Support for Adult Caregiving
If we are lucky, we get old. Of course, people get old in different ways, but men and women also age differently. Here is a look at some of the unique challenges women face as they age, how they can address these challenges, and how their loved ones can help.
As my spouse's primary caregiver, what happens if I get sick?
March 08, 2023 Family & Loved Ones | Articles
As a primary caregiver, so many things rely on you being healthy and strong, so it is essential for you and your family to have a comprehensive Caregiver Contingency Plan in place in case you cannot care for your loved one yourself.
Fresh Ways to Send Loneliness Packing
February 10, 2023 Family & Loved Ones | Articles
Most of us have felt the sting of loneliness at some point in our lives. With a bit of imagination and by focusing on your interests, you can increase the fun factor. Here are a few suggestions for staying connected with other people that you may not have considered.
3 Ways To Improve Your Quality of Life
January 09, 2023 Family & Loved Ones | Articles
On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being low and 5 being high, what number would you assign to the quality of life you are living today? How can you improve your quality of life? Here are three lifestyle factors that might help.
What if your loved one does not like the caregiver?
October 06, 2022 Family & Loved Ones | Articles | Paying for Eldercare | Caregiving
Most carers will say they do not have enough time in a day to complete all of their caregiving duties and take care of their own needs, whether those be home, family, work or other responsibilities. Here are some ideas to help