Dr. Amy: Maintaining a sense of control during illnessDec 28, 2011
Probably one of the most difficult parts of being ill is losing a sense of control of life. As caregivers, we can help our loved ones and ourselves continue to feel some control. Even though we may both feel powerless against the illness itself, we have many choices that we can make along t
Dr . Amy: Health and Wellness for CaregiversFeb 07, 2012
Caregivers need to tend to their own needs in order to be most effective in helping their loved ones who are ill. Our continuing quest for good quality of life needs to include ourselves as well as the patient. Read more...
Finding the best Alzheimer's home: Nine tipsMar 09, 2012
Choosing the right Alzheimer's home for your loved one can be a frightening experience but sound information makes it easier. When choosing the Alzheimer's right home, the philosophy and appropriate level of care, preferred location and budget all need to be considered. Here are nine tips to help you find the best Alzheimer's home for your loved one.
How to protect your home from mortgage and real estate title fraudApr 06, 2012
Real estate title and mortgage fraud are on the rise and seniors are usually the victims. Here's how boomers and seniors can protect themselves and their homes.
Long-term care insurance: Should you buy it?Apr 11, 2012
Your health may change during retirement and you could need nursing services and/or long term care. Here's how long-term care insurance can help.
Five ways to reduce Alzheimer's risk and keep memory strongApr 24, 2012
What five ingredients reduce our risk for getting this disease and keep our memory strong? One ingredient is learning how to manage stress.
Getting your elderly parents the rehab care they needApr 27, 2012
When your elderly parent is in rehab they need to stay long enough to get proper care. Here is how you can help ensure they do.
Caring for Aging Parents: Five ways to Find the HumourApr 30, 2012
Fed up dealing with your aging parents? When was the last time you laughed? Try this to ditch the stress and get the funny back.
My midlife crisis with a geriatric twistMay 29, 2012
NEW Column: Caring for my elderly mum has had more downs than ups this past year but there have been laughs too. Here's what I've learned.
Seniors Fight Depression Naturally With Diet and Nutrition (Part 2)Jun 04, 2012
The timeless wisdom, "We are what we eat," is as valid as ever, especially for seniors. It can even impove mood and help avoid depression.
Create your caregiving experience, don't just react to itJun 07, 2012
Caring for elderly parents can make you frantic with no time for the things that bring you joy. Here's how to get some perspective.
Make Caregiving a Choice and Reduce Your StressJun 20, 2012
Most people are caregivers by default which causes a lot of stress. If you view caregiving as a choice, you can change all that for the better.
It's 11 o'clock. Do you know where your mother is?Jul 05, 2012
What happens when you call your elderly mum to check in on her and she doesn't answer? And several minutes later she still doesn't?
Have a Drink! Mom's Retirement Home Trial Stay Was a Bust.Jul 11, 2012
What do you do when you realize your mom's trial stay at the retirement home was a bust? Have a drink? Yikes!
How to move on when your parents pass awayJul 12, 2012
When your parents are nearing the end of their lives, you need to take some practical steps, plan your post-caregiving life and prepare your heart.
Seven Ways Families Benefit from Long-term Care HomesJul 26, 2012
Long-term care retirement homes provide care for seniors who require frequent assistance but the benefits extend to the family as well.
VIDEO: Relocating Your ParentsAug 29, 2012
Anne Hopcott knows how important it is to adapt to change, that's why she chose not to wait for the decision to move into a retirement community to be made for her.
A Day in the Life of a CaregiverDec 04, 2012
Ever wonder what it's like to be a caregiver? Find out this caregiver's perspective on working in a long term care facility and for home care clients. Read more...