How to Help Your Kids Understand Alzheimer’s Disease It’s hard enough for you to witness and accept Mom or Dad’s strange behaviors brought on by Alzheimer’s disease, let alone help your children understand why the loving grandparents they once knew now act differently. But it’s important to talk to even the youngest members of the [...]
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Laid Back Socially Active Adults Do Best In Senior Years A laid back personality can prevent stress from taking its toll on an older adult. Now there is evidence that relaxed personalities may have a lower risk of dementia, too. Make sure your senior is doing everything he or she can to stay active, even [...]
Trust Officers Can Help Manage Senior Care Trust officers can play an important role in managing the care of older adults. Caregiving organizations such as your local Home Instead Senior Care office often work with these professionals to help ensure that older adults are getting the care they need. Q. My elderly aunt has a [...]
Study Reveals Home-Based Intervention Helps Senior Cancer Survivors Q. My 80-year-old father is a long-time colon cancer survivor. Since he is now a widower, my sister feels like he cannot get along by himself. He wants to be at home and seems to be doing just fine. What do you suggest? Seniors usually are most [...]
Resources Available to Help Struggling Family Caregivers Q. My 85-year-old mother lives just down the street. She does not want to leave home to go to a care community, but I am at my wit’s end trying to get everything done in my life. Caregiving is getting expensive, not to mention that I am losing [...]
Less Sleep Could Lead to Heart Disease, According to Research Q. Ever since my husband died last year, I just don’t sleep well. Every little sound wakes me up. Sometimes I think that trouble sleeping is just part of being 78 years old and it won’t cause me any harm. Is that true? Issues such [...]
Centenarians Pass Along Good Genes to Descendants, Study Shows Q. My mother lived to be 101 years old and was in great shape until the last two years of her life. Do you think I have a chance to get there as well? I am currently 78 and in very good health. What can I [...]
Signs of Depression Checklist Look for the signs that an older loved one may be depressed and need help. Depression in the elderly is a widespread problem, but is not often recognized or treated, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A number of life changes can increase the risk for depression, or make [...]
Blue Mood Be Gone For Seniors Who Suffer From Loneliness and Depression, Help is Available Despite popular opinion, depression and loneliness are not normal parts of aging, although many seniors experience these feelings. According to a University of Michigan study, nearly 60 percent of more than 500 seniors age 70 and older experienced some form [...]
Aerobics and Weights Good for Seniors with Diabetes Exercise can do so much in helping seniors manage health conditions such as diabetes. One study reveals the rewards of aerobic and weight resistance. And don’t discount the benefits of companionship in motivating older adults. A University of Calgary diabetes specialist has found that combining aerobics and [...]