Elder Falls, Abuse and Danger: Is Your Senior Loved One Safe at Home? Lately when you’ve been visiting your widowed 83-year-old mother, you notice bruises on her arms and legs. She said she’s just clumsy, but you suspect she’s been falling. You know she’s too independent to ask for help. How do you find out? [...]
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In Home Senior Care Helps Lessen Personal and Professional Cost of Caregiving You’ve not been the same since your dad got sick. In fact, you’re not feeling the best lately either. Last time you were at the doctor your blood pressure was up. And the stress of worrying about whether or not Dad is safe [...]
Screening Offers Support for Stressed Caregivers Family caregivers, particularly those who are caring for seniors with dementia, face potentially debilitating stress. A screening program, and professional respite care, offer support. Q. I’m feeling so overwhelmed caring for my 85-year-old husband, who is suffering from dementia. Is there any help out there for me? As a [...]
Blood Pressure Med Shows Promise in Slowing Parkinson’s Q. My 79-year-old father-in-law, who lives alone, was just diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and hit bottom emotionally. He’s worried about the disease’s progress and how quickly he might have to vacate his house. I know medical researchers are finding something miraculous virtually every day. Is there anything [...]
Toll of Caregiving is Widespread Asking for help when the burden of caring for a loved one gets to be too much isn’t a sign of weakness. Many are faced with that stress. Q. I am an 80-year-old woman who has been caring for my 85-year husband with Alzheimer’s disease for the past two years. [...]
An Aspirin a Day? Recent Researchers Weigh In Q. I am 77 years old and was just diagnosed with an ulcer. The doctor said it probably was caused by taking too much aspirin, which I took for arthritis and to ward off the possible threat of a heart attack. So I guess I’m going to [...]
Family Health History Could Help Future Generations Q. My 80-year-old aunt suggested that we have a family get-together to figure out who has had cancer in our family and who has been lucky enough to avoid it. She just underwent a period of radiation as part of a cancer treatment. I’m more worried about who [...]
Caregiving Can Become Heavy Load Q. My 83-year-old husband can no longer get out of the house much because of health problems. As a result, I’m at home more, too. I’m younger than my husband, strong and still in good health. How can I continue to maintain friendships and hobbies and not neglect him? You’ve [...]
Researchers Say Seniors Happier Than Young Adults Q. My 89-year-old mother-in-law’s situation is hard to understand. She’s a widow and needs more help to continue living alone, but she seems to be in a cheerful mood most of the time. I’m eager to try to help her when I can, but if I were [...]
Senior Independence: Getting Help without Losing Your Independence For the second time in six months, you’ve neglected to pay the electric bill. At age 83, you’re starting to forget a few things around the house, and feel like you need a little extra help. You’re afraid to tell your family, though, for fear you’ll lose [...]