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.
People receiving long-term care services should stay as active as possible. New research shows the physical and cognitive benefits of activity.
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.
Treatment for a potential stroke needs to happen fast. If you think you or a loved one is having a stroke, the best - and the only option is to call 911 right away. Consequences of delay can be devastating.
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.
We all use the bathroom. However, as we get older it becomes more difficult to do all the things we do in that room. With the virus, we can’t skip keeping clean. You or an older family member could benefit from these bathroom tips.