Plan to Regularly See Your Doctor

There are benefits to our aging seniors in receiving consistent medical advice and reviews. Sometimes, it is not easy to travel to a doctor's appointment. But, there are an increasing number of options to accommodate the elderly....

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Smart Technology for Senior Safety

Technology dominates the world we live in. And, it is increasing/changing all the time. For our elderly parents, an effort may be required to get "old dogs to learn new tricks". Some seniors may not be interested...or able, to...

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Diagnosis of Dementia ?

You have just returned from visiting your elderly parents...and your father has been diagnosed with dementia. How do you react? Are you tempted to brush aside or deny such information? Recently, research targeting older adults has...

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Preventive Steps for Aging Seniors

As our elderly parents get older, they face increasing challenges. (At some point, we will all experience this!) Many of these challenges are characterized by health issues, and/or physical limitations. It can be quite difficult...

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Juggle Career, Family, and…Care for Aging Parents?

When the unexpected happens, it can cause just about anyone to email work (or your boss) and ask for the day off. Parents face this far too often when an elderly parent becomes ill, or a child can’t...

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Elders and Doctor Visits

We need to encourage our elderly parents to pay attention to their health. If, and more likely "when", they begin to sense something is not quite "right", they need to feel ok to discuss with family, friends, and...

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Process of Aging Involves Physical and Emotional Assessment

Senior's Emotional Health Can Affect Physical Health Aging is not easy.  And, being self-aware of your health can be somewhat difficult...even for those elders with strong mental acuity.  The physical ailments of an aging parent can be - at times...

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Elders Provide a Mature Perspective On Life

Relationships in Life Are Important Elders do have something that younger generations lack...experience at life. And they appreciate passing along that expertise, both formally and in casual conversation. Elder adults understand the value of sharing life's experiences with younger generations. Interestingly,...

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Keep Up to Date on Parents’ Medication

Be Informed on Medications & Schedules Families and caregivers should familiarize themselves with ALL elder medications. Knowing the purpose of each drug can help you to understand and be alert to dosage, schedule, and medical need. Does it address blood...

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Do You Know the Medication Schedule for Your Parents?

For many, this can become a somewhat mind boggling task. And I'm referring to the adult children who are trying to decipher their elderly parent's medications! Imagine how confusing it may be for a senior to stay on schedule! ...

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