Most family caregivers also have jobs and households to manage. And that’s a lot to juggle when you’re providing care to a senior loved one. Here are some proven ways to stay refreshed while avoiding caregiver fatigue.
Caregiving is a rewarding yet stressful role that many children find themselves in as their parents age. When a parent has memory loss, the challenges that accompany this role intensify. Memory loss impacts how one thinks, feels, and acts, and is often accompanied by challenging behaviors like confusion, wandering, or agitation. Personality changes are also [...]
We expect young children to fall as they begin to walk. We know one is bound to fall when learning new skills like how to ice skate. Yet as we age, we become afraid of falling. This fear is realistic: Falls are a leading cause of injury or death for people over 65. People in [...]
While growing up our parents were there to give us loving advice geared towards making smart decisions. Some of those conversations were difficult, and the choices hard. Now the roles are reversed, and you find yourself in the unenviable position of needing to discuss senior home care with your aging parents. You’ve noticed lately that [...]
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. [...]