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
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...
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.
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.
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.
What five ingredients reduce our risk for getting this disease and keep our memory strong? One ingredient is learning how to manage stress.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
What do you do when you realize your mom's trial stay at the retirement home was a bust? Have a drink? Yikes!
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.
Long-term care retirement homes provide care for seniors who require frequent assistance but the benefits extend to the family as well.
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.
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...