Senior Seeks to Assist Others, but He Wants Help With the House and Transportation Q. At 84, I feel pretty good most days, but I’m more isolated than ever after my wife died six months ago. I want to stay active beyond just cleaning the house every week, which would be a big boost for [...]
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Mom and Dad Say No to a Care Facility; What Are the Alternatives? Q. My mother and father are both 87. It’s a struggle for them to continue to live in their home, but they refuse to consider a care facility because they haven’t heard anything good about the ones in our area. I just [...]
Eye Problem Is Linked to Sleepless Nights for Some Senior Citizens Q. My 80-year-old mother, who lives alone, seems to look tired and has yellow eyes. I’m also wondering about her inability to get to sleep. Is it possible that the symptoms involve a single cause? First, she should see her doctor. Cataracts have been [...]
Changing Neighborhoods Can Jeopardize Senior Safety Q. My 79-year-old father still lives in the house that my siblings and I grew up in. When I visit I notice that nearby properties are not being maintained, and the crime rate in the neighborhood is up. Should I be concerned about dad’s safety and encourage him to [...]
Where Does My Energy Go? Q. I’m 72, and it seems as if I have less energy with each passing year. I find myself worrying about how I’ll be able to cope at 75 or 80. In a new study, scientists think they may have found why humans lose energy with age and hope this [...]
Free Home for the Holidays Web Conference Will Help Local Family Caregivers Tune Into Trouble The holidays are a good time for family caregivers returning home to their loved ones to tune into the signs that an older family member or friend may need extra help to remain safe at home. To learn more about those [...]
Join the effort to detect Alzheimer’s early The Home Instead Senior Care® network has joined the Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance (AEDA) in a nationwide effort to educate people about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of early detection. The AEDA is a group of corporations, nonprofits and government entities under the leadership [...]
Special travel planning needed for clients with dementia Holiday travel can be difficult for seniors, but the challenges become much greater for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance (AEDA) wants us to remember that traveling with individuals affected by Alzheimer’s requires additional thought and preparation. Here are some [...]
Think outside the normal checklist to prevent falls Fall prevention isn’t just about removing potential trip hazards. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a checklist called “Other things you can do to prevent falls.” Review the following list and think of ways you can take these extra precautions: Exercise regularly. Exercise can make [...]
October Forum: Cancer and the Mind/Body Connection Cancer affects nearly all of us. Yet few people realize that the mind plays an important role in the treatment of cancer. Your daily mood isn’t all in your head; it also affects your physical health. Research shows that depression and resistance to disease are strongly linked. That’s [...]