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A touching Mother's Day letter from dementia caregiver, Michele DeSocio.

An in-law suite can provide safety and support for older family members while preserving everyone's privacy. A multigenerational household may seem convenient, but there are many factors to consider before moving to a larger home or building an addition.

When I was growing up, I don't remember Mom complaining about anything. But it was her struggle with dementia that showed me why complaining is truly counterproductive.

Eleven years have passed since my parents first moved in with me. What I didn’t anticipate was that opening up my home to my parents would, in a sense, shut the door to my own refuge.

Mom's progression of Alzheimer's disease over the last eight years had been pretty much textbook. But nothing would prepare us for the challenge of placing her in memory care.

The story begins with a dementia caregiver's greatest fear--a loved one who's wandered away from home--and ends in a compassionate display of validation therapy.

Learning to appreciate those who mothered us during our formative years and finding forgiveness in our hearts for those who faltered in these duties, either occasionally or chronically, can help us come to terms with these relationships.

Moms might be more likely to discuss money matters with their adult children, according to a new study from Fidelity Investments. Find out why.

For many of us, providing care for our elderly family members means not only caring for our own aging parents, but caring for our in-laws, as well. The question is how much care do you personally provide?

Celebrate Mother's Day by remembering the women who've helped us throughout our lives. Now,as caregivers, it is our turn to care for them. Gain insight into your mothers life and forgive her for what may have been less than perfect mothering practices.

One of the greatest difficulties surrounding Mother's Day is how to properly celebrate it with an elderly mother. Having a mother who resides in a nursing home further complicates this issue.

Read how this family caregiver's advice differs from the official guidance from the nursing home staff. Transitioning to nursing home care is challenging for everyone involved.

Many of us feel alone when we are trying to care for our aging parents. When we have one parent who has dementia, it is hard. When both are diagnosed, it is often nearly unbearable.

Elderly parents who can no longer drive safely are often in denial about their ability to handle a car. Giving up driving often means giving up independence. However, continuing driving can have grave consequences.