Are You a Solo Ager? Here Is How to Plan Ahead
July 12, 2022 Family & Loved Ones | Articles | Paying for Eldercare
Are you an older adult living on your own without a spouse, partner, or adult children nearby? If so, you are a solo ager—and, to put an ironic twist on it, you are not alone!
Family Caregiver Resolutions for 2022 and Beyond
March 03, 2022 Family & Loved Ones | Articles | Paying for Eldercare
If you are a family caregiver, make caring for yourself a top goal. Remember that if you don’t take care of yourself, you will be a less effective carer for your loved one. Here are some great suggestions to add to your list of resolutions going forward.
Caregiving in the Blended Family: Six steps to better “step-caregiving”
February 02, 2022 Family & Loved Ones | Articles | Paying for Eldercare
When older parents need care support, adult children often become much more engaged in their lives, participating in financial and medical decisions and practical tasks. This is also a time when siblings might have more contact, and that includes step-siblings. Here are some things step families should think about ahead of time.
Addressing Later-Life Sleep Problems
April 29, 2021 Family & Loved Ones
Some changes in our sleep patterns are perfectly normal as we grow older. Older adults tend to go to sleep earlier in the evening, and wake up earlier in the morning. Research shows that older adults may need a little less sleep than they did in younger years. This is good to know, because, ironically, worrying about our sleep can actually make it harder to sleep!
Top Questions About Geriatric Mental Health Answered
February 21, 2021 Family & Loved Ones | Life Planning | Caregiving
As families help older loved ones manage physical health conditions, they shouldn’t overlook mental health changes. Depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders are quite common among the older population. Estimates are that one in four older adults will experience a mental disorder.
Exercising the Ageing Brain
November 10, 2020 Family & Loved Ones | Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Support | Health & Safety
A regular cognitive workout can improve your concentration, comprehension and recall in everyday life such as remembering people’s names or driving across town. The more you challenge your brain, the more brain cells and nerve connection pathways you form. Instead of gray matter simply dying as you age, challenging your brain can activate new cell growth throughout your lifetime.
6 Steps Men Should Take For Their Health at Any Age
October 16, 2020 Family & Loved Ones | Health & Safety
Up to 70% of men’s health problems are preventable through lifestyle changes. These are steps men of all ages can take today to take charge of their health and live longer, healthier lives.
Benefits of Home Care for Dementia Patients
December 31, 2019 Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Support
We’re lucky to live in a society where public health extends beyond the physical to include mental care. Depending on the severity of dementia, and the available funds, public health services work well. It is, however, stretched thin in many areas, which can lead to some difficulties, like having different caregivers arrive to help your elderly parent.
Spotting Early Signs of Dementia
November 27, 2019 Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Support | Life Planning
Wondering and worrying whether your loved one is going to take a sudden turn for the worst can be incredibly stressful. To help, we’ve compiled a list of common early signs of dementia. This way, you will have more tools available to guide you as you make decisions and work with your loved one to move forward.