Roughly one-fourth of the U.S. population has diabetes, including millions of Americans aged 65-and-over. Although there’s no cure, a senior with diabetes can still enjoy a good quality-of-life through diet, exercise and medications. But if their diabetes isn’t managed, it can cause more serious health conditions like heart problems, kidney failure and blindness.
Your elderly father, who was an accountant, died suddenly last year, leaving your aging mother alone in the house you grew up in. Dad managed all their household finances, so mom is still having trouble doing so. And although mom’s health is good, you’d like to discuss finances with her to ensure she’s prepared for the future. However, anytime you’ve tried to bring up the topic, she’s quickly brushed it aside. What should you do?
Stroke is the leading cause of disabilities for those aged 65-and-over, and many seniors are forced to give up at least some of their freedom and independence after experiencing one. If you’re currently serving as a caregiver for an aging in place family member who’s suffered a stroke, providing them with the vital support they need can help keep them safely at home. To make that happen, try these tips from the experts.
Many aging in place seniors with diminishing eyesight face daily living challenges that eventually threaten their freedom and independence. If you’re currently taking care of an at-home elderly parent with vision loss, helping them adjust to the lifestyle changes that are needed can be hard. Fortunately, there are several proven ways to provide mom or dad with the daily living assistance they need, starting with these.
One of the biggest risks facing an elderly person with dementia is fire. If you’re taking care of a senior with dementia, fire safety might be near the top of your list when it comes to caregiving concerns. To help ease your mind, follow these fire safety tips from the pros.
More and more older Americans are choosing to independently age in place at home every year, including many who are well into their 70s and 80s. One way that this empowered generation of seniors is staying more physically active and independent is by exercising. If you’re currently caring for an aging in place senior who needs more exercise, have you considered introducing them to Yoga?