Cost Cutting Tips for Seniors

15. November 2016 Bargains 0
Where to Save Money with Senior Discounts       Whether you are anxious about how the election results will affect your budget, or  you want to set aside money for travel or luxuries, I have a roundup of senior discounts and ways to cut costs on the basics. It can be hard to cut ...

Caregiving and Stress

10. November 2016 Self Care 1
How To Manage The Stress Of Caregiving       Not surprising, but caregivers report much higher levels of stress than non-caregivers. It can be physically and emotionally draining caring for another adult. It can also be scary watching a loved one’s health or well-being decline.   If you add in the stress of being ...

Traveling With Your Elderly Relative

How to Make Traveling Easier with Someone with Mobility Challenges       When I was a kid, my mom picked up my grandmother every Saturday to take her to lunch and shopping. When she lived with my uncle and had an easier time getting around, it wasn’t challenging. Unfortunately, as time passed, my grandmother ...

Caregiving When You’re Sick

03. November 2016 Health 0
How to Care for Someone Else When You Don’t Feel Well       Cold and flu season are in full effect. Hopefully, you’ve already gotten a flu shot to protect you and your caree and are taking precautions to keep yourself healthy. Even if you’re keeping up on germ reduction, unfortunately, caregivers are at ...

Squeeze Self-Care Into Busy Days

02. November 2016 Self Care 0
A Caregiver’s Guide To Caring For Themselves       I have read, and written, so many articles about self-care for caregivers and while I still completely support the need for caregiver self-care, I also understand the reality of your life. Many of the articles I read have comments from actual caregivers discussing how difficult ...

7 Signs Your Aging Parents Are Struggling

How To Detect Problems With Your Parents’ Health Or Well-Being       Whether you are a long-distance caregiver or live in the same neighborhood as your parents, it can be difficult to detect changes in their health or well-being. In some cases, the changes come on slowly, making it hard to notice until one ...

Eat for Your Brain Health

26. October 2016 Health 0
Food That Enhances Brain Function       As we age, our cognitive function can decline. You don’t have to allow this to happen. There are things you can do to improve brain function, from doing regular brain challenges to exercise and diet changes.   Here are some foods to include in your diet to ...

My Best Budgeting Tips for Caregivers

24. October 2016 Bargains 0
Roundup of My Best Tips to Help Caregivers Cut Costs       If you are a caregiver to an aging parent or spouse with a chronic medical condition, you know how expensive it can be. In addition to the prescription co-pays and medical visit co-pays, there are always items that aren’t covered by insurance. ...

Easy Home Upgrades for Senior Safety

20. October 2016 Safety 1
Simple Changes You Can Do To Help Your Elderly Parent Age In Place Safely       If your aging parent lives alone, you probably worry about their safety. There are so many potential hazards from fall risks to fire risks and everything in between. While you can’t put your mom in a bubble, there ...

Handling Difficult Alzheimer’s Disease Behaviors

How To Deal With Challenging Behaviors That Can Come With Alzheimer’s Disease       Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can pose many challenges. Not only is it difficult to handle the emotions that go with seeing a loved one go through such a difficult disease, but there are several out of character behaviors ...