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Upon discharge from the hospital, seniors often refuse to participate in vital rehabilitation programs. Use these tips to help them stick to their prescribed recovery plan.

It's a common caregiver lament that a loved one with dementia is "in denial" about their disease. But it may not always be denial that's preventing a person with Alzheimer's from recognizing their impairment.

When a caregiver arrives, some elders see only differences, such as skin color or cultural background. Over time, a professional caregiver’s commitment and consistency translates into trust and can bridge divides in admirable and sometimes surprising ways.

I'm having trouble trying to find respite care for Charlie while I undergo knee replacement surgery. He simply doesn't want to accept outside help.

Older adults often refuse help from their grown children—even when they really need it. Recent research sheds light on why it's tricky to get a parent to accept help.

After months of discussing, arguing and pleading, your family has finally convinced mom to take a tour of an assisted living community nearby. But what do you do when she refuses to get out of the car? Here are some tips to convince a parent to get out of the car to tour assisted living facilities.

An elder may have many reasons for not wanting to take the medicines their doctor has prescribed. Here are three common complaints that seniors have about taking their meds and how to handle them.

A geriatrician’s advice on what to do when your elderly loved one refuses to go to the doctor. The first step is to try and understand what's behind your elderly loved one's refusal to go to a doctor.

Depressed, anxious elders are often reluctant to leave their comfort zone, but most doctors won't do an in-home evaluation.

How does a caregiver convince an elderly parent that the nursing home, assisted living center or other senior care center is home?

When your elderly parent refuses and doesn't want to go to the doctor, a caregiver can't physically get them in the car. But there are other tricks.

Families hire home care to provide respite and quality care for seniors, but what is a caregiver to do when their loved one refuses to cooperate with this new addition to their care plan?

If you're caring for a senior who tries to take charge of everything and everyone around them, use these tips to help you handle their overbearing behavior while maintaining your own physical and mental health.

The task of getting an elderly relative out of a cluttered, filthy, unsafe home is never easy. Here are some tips for caregivers and family to make the process more successful.

Use these tips to work with your aging loved ones and devise a plan that balances their safety and independence and gives you added peace of mind.

From falls to spending habits to abuse to car accidents, there are a range of “secrets” that elders tend to keep from their loved ones. What's are you supposed to do if you find out that your elderly parent is hiding something from the family?

How to handle a loved on who refuses to go to the doctor. Advice for getting a parent to go to the doctor when they refuse.

Absolutely! Better yet, make an appointment and take your mom to the doctor, so you can discuss this in-depth with the doctor, because unless you have a durable power of attorney, they will not be able to discuss your mother's health with you over the phone.

For over-worked, under-paid and stressed out caregivers, adult day care can be a lifesaver. But sometimes, an elderly person resists going. Here are some tips to help caregivers.