Enjoying Time with Aging Parents

Create a Schedule That Incorporates Fun Into Your Aging Parent’s Week       We all get busy and it can be hard to squeeze in fun activities when you work, have a family and are a caregiver for an aging parent. Unfortunately, social isolation can lead to depression in the elderly. While making sure ...

Creating An Emergency Plan For Your Aging Parents

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Plan Ahead for How Your Aging Parents Will Handle Emergencies     We never know when an emergency is going to hit. Living in California, earthquakes and fires are our big emergency, however, different parts of the country have different issues from hurricanes to tornadoes. Regardless of the type of emergency, being prepared is the ...

Caregiver Inspiration and Motivation

Positive Points in Caregiving   As a caregiver, you give so much of yourself to others. It can be overwhelming and stressful and challenging, but there are bright spots. Not everyone can give so completely of themselves to help others. You get to spend extra time with a loved one who needs you. You will ...

Dining with Dementia

How Caregivers Can Make Mealtime a Success     If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you know that mealtimes can be challenging. Depending on the phase they are in, they can have problems remembering to eat or have problems swallowing. Caregivers need to find ways to manage their changing needs. ...

Signs That You Hired the Wrong Caregiver

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Should you be concerned about your parent’s caregiver?     When your parent’s need more assistance than you can provide, it makes sense to hire a caregiver. Bringing in a professional to do some of the heavy lifting or personal care tasks takes the burden off of you and preserves your relationship with your aging ...

Resources for Caregivers

How to Find Help with Caregiving Challenges       Are you watching your parent age and wondering what you can do to get them help in the home or support? Or have you already become a caregiver due to a sudden injury or illness and are drowning with little time to find help?   ...

Top Senior Home Safety Tips

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Keeping Your Parents Safe at Home         Whether you live across the country or across the street, keeping up with your aging parents can be a challenge. They may not want your help or go to great lengths to prove that they are just fine. If, like most people, their goal is ...

Healthy Eating On A Dime

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Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive         It is really unfortunate that eating healthy, fresh foods can cost more than eating processed, unhealthy food. I try to feed my family a balanced healthy diet and have found ways to incorporate low-cost healthy foods into our diet to lower our grocery budget. ...

Octogenarians Shaking Things Up

    We always focus on what is lost as we age, so I thought I’d do a fun post on octogenarians who are shaking things up, doing cool things. Instead of focusing on what is lost, let’s all focus on what we can do as we age.   I try to remind myself of ...

Communication Challenges with Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding the language changes in Alzheimer’s disease and how caregivers can cope.       One of the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is effectively communicating with them. They may have difficulty expressing their needs or the caregiver may not know how to address their changing ability. Caregivers can also get annoyed ...