As shelter-in-place orders have been issued in many parts of the country we should take steps to avoid COVID-19 infection and help older family members who are at higher risk.
An award-winning four-minute short film will give you four minutes of emotion. You will feel what many families worldwide feel when they go through the same thing in just four minutes.
Many experts say words of reassurance become very helpful to reduce the anxiety the person feels. Recently on social media, one daughter shared her use of a whiteboard. The board listed key items to help reduce the anxiety felt by the individual.
It happens to all of us. We get up one morning that notice something hurts that didn't hurt before. Sometimes it is temporary. Sometimes it gets worse. One thing for sure, as with get older, more parts of your body will hurt!
When one spouse must add the role of being a caregiver to a parent or other elder family member the impact on the spousal relationship can be very difficult. Carol Bradley Bursack, a veteran caregiver addresses this concern.
You use your joints. You might abuse your joints. With longevity your joints can suffer. Protect them as best you can before you get older. Prepare also for the consequences of aging sooner than later.
Most of us have had to stay close to home due to the virus crisis. For older Americans or those with health issues, being at home can lead to health issues and depression. Keeping everyone active is essential.
Many people have heard their parents say this at some point, "Whatever you do, promise me you won't put me in a nursing home. " Have you heard these words? The...
Family caregivers are often unprepared and untrained for their role. They face tremendous stress and anxiety in addition to other health problems. Fight burnout and prepare your family to avoid this from happening in the first place.