Exercise, Mental Stimulation, Companionship Can Thwart Effects of Aging Q. I’m a 78-year-old woman of sound mind who still enjoys bridge, word games and other crossword puzzles, as well as many activities like dancing. I’m concerned because dementia runs in my family. Is there anything I can do to keep my mind sharp and alert? [...]
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Respite Will Relieve Caregiver Stress Q. I’ve read about the dangers of caregiver stress and I’m concerned about my 76-year-old mother. She’s been caring for my 79-year-old father for several months while he’s recovering from surgery, and I sense it’s been wearing on her. Since I live in another city and can’t easily get away, what [...]
Impatience May Be Sign of Boredom in Elderly Q. My 82-year-old mother seems so impatient these days. Sometimes it gets to the point where it’s very irritating. How can I calm her down so that I can tolerate her for longer periods of time? The transitions of aging can be difficult for many people. Please [...]
If You’re a Senior Who’s Recuperating Plan for Activities to Fill the Days Q. I’m a 78-year-old man who will have knee surgery next month. My doctor tells me that I will be rehabilitating for about six weeks and unable to do much. I’m concerned because I’m used to being on the go and active. [...]
Denial a Common Emotion for Family Caregivers Q. My siblings seem to be in some kind of denial and refuse to discuss the fact that our parents, who are both approaching 80, need more help at home. Is this common and what can I do? What you and your siblings are experiencing is very common. [...]
Don’t Worry, Seniors Are Happy; Companionship is Important! Q. The other day my granddaughter accused me of being a grumpy old man. I don’t feel crabby, though. In fact, I am happier than I’ve ever been and I have a lot of energy, too. Am I crazy? In fact, I could use more to do [...]
August Education Forum – Protecting Yourself from Liabilities Please join us on August 19th from 2pm-3pm to learn how to protect yourself when caring for someone in their home. Stephanie Bivens of Bivens and Associates will be presenting and giving suggestions on how limit liability concerns for Home Instead Senior Care and yourself. Ms. Bivens is a [...]
Study Shows Broken Heart Syndrome Can Kill Q. I just can’t seem to get over losing my husband of 52 years two months ago. At this age, I don’t know how to pick up the pieces and go on. My children are trying to help me, but I am just lost without the love of [...]
Half of Alzheimer’s Could be Prevented, Research Indicates Q. My mother is terrified of getting Alzheimer’s disease, which her own mother died from. Is there anything encouraging out there to help allay her fears? Yes, indeed. In fact, a recently recently released study that more than half of all Alzheimer’s disease cases could potentially be [...]
August Senior Advisors Research: Exercise Slows Age-Related Mental Decline Q. Is there any new research that indicates seniors who exercise are healthier? My 80-year-old mother is trying to tell me that the opposite is true especially since she has some signs of coronary disease. Since Dad died I can’t get her to do anything. Inactivity [...]