If remaining independent is a goal for your older relative, bringing some balance to his or her life is essential—balance exercise, that is.
All it takes is short but consistent focusRead More
Has your mother fallen recently? She's not alone! One out of four adults 65 and over experiences a fall each year. That makes falls the leading cause of injury for older adults.
It's not easy to lose abilities and admit you need help. The reluctant elder in your life is more likely to ease into acceptance if you provide good listening, compassion, and a commitment to wRead More
When caregiver fatigue strikes, many of us reach for caffeine. Whether it's coffee, cola, chocolate, or an "energy shot" drink, the effects are immediate. Like a reliable friend, caffRead More
If Mom or Dad has summer vacation plans, be aware that older bodies are more vulnerable to the stresses of travel.
Begin with a pretrip appointment with the doctor
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