You’re raising a family in the Midwest, but your elderly mother lives in the same southeastern Massachusetts home that she’s lived in for over 50 years. But mom’s health is declining, and you’re concerned. With your own household and career, it’s hard to visit; let alone provide the care she needs to keep her aging comfortably in place. Long-distance caregiving is very difficult, so wouldn’t it make more sense for mom to consider moving closer?
For some seniors, drinking can lead to dangerous side effects and impact both physical and mental health. For this reason, it’s important for children, those providing respite care/in-home care, and those who work in an elderly home to recognize the warning signs of alcohol abuse in seniors.
Overcoming caregiver anxiety, burnout and the feelings of stress that come along with being the person responsible for in-home care can be a challenge. Constant worry can weigh on both the mind and the body, causing physical issues like headaches, panic attacks, fatigue and insomnia. Here are some proven ways to overcome caregiver anxiety when providing care for a loved one.
Many people have heard the messages that engaged minds and muscles help us stay healthy as we age. Some people talk about things that interfere with being active. Your mother worries about safety, indoors and out. Your father says he can’t afford the expense of a gym membership. You listen and reflect on how good [...]
As our parents grow older, we want them to enjoy as much freedom and independence as possible. But at some point we all face the stark reality that our aging parent simply can’t take care of themselves as they once did. If you ask them in a loving way about that fact, denial usually results. [...]