Prepare These Healthy Snacks for Your Senior Parent

For family caregivers, an important part of keeping an aging parent healthy is ensuring that they eat a healthy diet. But, it can be hard to figure out how snacking fits into eating well. Many people tend to think of snacks as being things like chips, cookies, or other foods that don’t carry much nutritional […]

Is Your Parent at Increased Risk for Lung Cancer?

With the exception of skin cancer, lung cancer is the second-most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women throughout the United States. Each year more than 220,000 new cases are diagnosed, and nearly 156,000 die from the condition. As a family caregiver, it is important to recognize any particular risks that your senior might […]

What is Dyskinesia in Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a complicated disease to treat. There are many symptoms and not all PD patients experience the same things. To make matters even more difficult, one of the main treatments for the disease can cause the appearance of a new symptom called dyskinesia. When family members are knowledgeable about dyskinesia, they can […]

How Can Home Care Help Your Senior Feel More in Control of Their Home?

Whether an elderly adult would benefit from home care is something that most family caregivers wonder throughout some course of their care experience. There are many reasons why you may consider hiring a care provider for your senior, and one is the opportunity to help your senior feel more independent and in control of their […]

How Can You Deal with Guilt as a Long-Distance Caregiver?

Guilt is a painful emotion because it leaves you feeling inadequate, even if you’re running as hard and as fast as you can. Addressing the situation head on is the best way to get through these feelings. Acknowledge What You’re Feeling So You Can Deal with It. Until you acknowledge your feelings, you can’t really […]

Easy Charitable Crafts for Seniors

As a younger person, your parent was probably active and rarely had time to get bored. But, now, as their life slows down, your parent may experience times of boredom. Unfortunately, boredom isn’t just an issue of having nothing to do, it can also affect your parent’s health and quality of life. Boredom can lead […]

How Diabetes Affects the Kidneys

Kidneys serve the function of getting rid of waste products in the body. When the kidneys are damaged, they can stop functioning adequately to remove toxins from the body, and the result is kidney disease. People with diabetes are at a higher risk for kidney disease. In fact, around 30 percent of people who have […]

What You Should Know about National Chimney Safety Week

If you are a caregiver for a senior living in a part of the country that is getting cooler, you may be starting to think about keeping their homes, and them, warm throughout the season. Elderly adults tend to get colder more easily than younger people, and may even be vulnerable to potentially dangerous hypothermia […]

Now’s the Time to Discuss an Annual Flu Shot

Each year, the CDC provides estimates on how many people died from complications from the flu. The 2016 report stated that since 2010, there have been as many as 35.6 million cases of the flu and up to 710,000 hospitalizations. It’s believed that up to 56,000 deaths were caused by the flu. The CDC also […]

Does It Matter Where on the Brain a Senior Suffers a TBI?

Each year throughout the United States millions of people suffer accidents and incidents that lead to injuries known as TBIs, or traumatic brain injuries. These occur when a jolt, blow, or bump to the head causes a change in the functioning of the brain. While this change can be very mild, resulting in only a […]