Holiday Gifts for Elderly Relatives

Holiday Gifts for Elderly Relatives
What to Buy This Holiday Season for Aging Family Members Who Already Have Everything   The holidays will be here before you know it. If you’re stumped on what gifts to get your aging parents or other elderly relatives, you’re not alone. It can be hard to come up with the perfect gift for someone ...

Support For The Non-Typical Caregivers

Support For The Non-Typical Caregivers
  How To Navigate Caregiving When Your Situation Isn’t The Usual Caregiver/Caree Relationship   While most caregivers are caring for an aging parent or spouse, there are many caregivers who are caring for a child with special needs or health issues, a sibling or a same-sex partner. There are also many male caregivers who provide ...

Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Over 80

Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Over 80
  What to Get for the Mother Who Has Everything on Mother’s Day   As our parents age, it can be difficult to come up with a holiday, birthday or Mother’s Day gift that is useful, that they don’t already have and that they have space for, particularly if they are downsizing. Your mom probably ...

Why “The Golden Girls” Got It Right

Why “The Golden Girls” Got It Right
Communal Living Environments Help with Aging Challenges   I’m not going to lie, I love “The Golden Girls.” I watch the re-runs all the time – so much so that my sons know it’s my favorite show. And while the show is really entertaining, it was also ahead of its time in setting up a ...

Where to Turn for Caregiving Help When No One Steps Up

Where to Turn for Caregiving Help When No One Steps Up
  Caregiving Resources When the Usual Suspects Don’t Step In   If you are a caregiver, you know that caregiving is challenging. It is overwhelming, exhausting and physically and mentally challenging. Caregiving is also isolating. There are less resources for caregivers than there are for parent, the only other population that puts others’ needs ahead ...

Caring For A Toxic Relative

10 Ways To Maintain Your Sanity When Caring For A Difficult Family Member       Being a caregiver is hard. There are a lot of demands on your time and energy. However, usually, it is rewarding. You are caring for a loved one who once cared for you. Even on the dark days, you ...