Helping a loved one get dressed and manage personal hygiene can be two very difficult aspects of a Parkinson's caregiver's duties. These practical tips can help simplify and speed up your loved one's daily care routine.
The wrong mobility aid can negatively affect a senior’s stability, cause posture problems and even result in pain. These devices come in all shapes and sizes, so selecting the right one and achieving a proper fit requires a professional’s expertise.
On senior living tours, guides often direct your attention to the shiny features they’re proudest of. These offerings may be great, but it is crucial to use an evidence-based method to determine the quality of care your loved one will receive.
Deciding whether to use the emergency room, an urgent care clinic, or your physician during an urgent medical situation can be complicated. A new provider model has the potential to add even more confusion to your decision.
Do you know what to look for AND avoid in a home care company? Use this list of questions to gather basic information about a company’s services and gain a deeper understanding of its dedication to quality care and customer service to ensure you choose the provider that best fits your needs.
Although caregivers are often cautioned against the dangers of burnout, there is an even more serious phenomenon called compassion fatigue that can be detrimental to both care providers and recipients.
In order to be successful, every caregiver needs a care plan and a team to help them execute it. A well-rounded roster of friends, family and professionals can help you provide quality care and prevent burnout.
Nearly half of all patients with Alzheimer’s are already in the moderate to severe stages of the disease by the time they are diagnosed. Increased attention to the early stages of AD is essential for proper treatment, planning and caregiver support.
It can be difficult to distinguish scientifically proven options from hyped up “remedies” and expensive “cures.” Know what to look for in an alternative treatment and how to decide if it's worth trying.
People in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia often live in an altered reality. Validating a loved one’s perceptions via “therapeutic fibbing” is the kindest, most respectful way to handle hallucinations and delusions.
Individuals living with Alzheimer’s often experience sleep issues, and if they’re not sleeping well, neither are you. Use these expert tips to help everyone in your household get some much-needed shut-eye.
Watching a loved one progress through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can be a heartbreaking experience. Learn more about short- and long-term memory recognition and the stages of the disease to be more prepared and have realistic expectations.
At some point, many family caregivers realize that an aging loved one is no longer safe behind the wheel. Seniors are usually adamant about retaining their driving privileges, but there are a few ways to work around their resistance.
The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for transportation alternatives for seniors who can no longer drive.
The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for broaching the subject of unsafe driving with an aging loved one.
The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for recognizing when a senior is no longer able to drive safely.
Driving is so important to our culture that parents and law enforcement revoke this privilege as a stinging form of punishment. Approaching an aging loved one about their ability to drive safely can be tough, but ignoring the issue is not an option.