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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We all accumulate belongings over the years. But when is it too much?
According to Michael Tompkins, PhD, author of Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding and CompulsiRead More
Morphine, hydrocodone, fentanyl . . . with the opioid crisis in our country, it can be scary to hear that a frail or seriously ill relative needs this type of medicine. What are the risks of addictRead More