5 Ways to Beat Those Winter Blahs and Blues

It’s not even the end of January and winter has been brutal here in the Midwest. Along with other areas of the country unused to constant sub-zero temperatures and snow, we’re all growing weary of being stuck inside, ...

At Home, In Senior Living: Enjoying the Holidays

Many families are celebrating Christmas today, but some will be doing so with a heavy heart.

Caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's, mobility challenges, or other illnesses and disorders are likely worn out and in need of rest, but will ...

Making the Holidays Special for Family in Senior Living

If this is the first holiday season that a family member or friend is residing in a senior living community, you may be uncertain about what gifts to give or how to celebrate in this new location.

Older relatives and ...

Dealing with Post-Holiday Concerns About Seniors

Thanksgiving has come and gone for another year, but people who visited older relatives during the holidays may still be replaying the week's events in their minds. They're probably not worrying about how many calories they consumed, but rather, "How ...

#ElderCareChat 11/20/13 Recap: Managing Holiday Stress

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 42 attendees talked about holiday stresses that particularly affect older adults and their caregivers, along with strategies for successful stress management and a happier holiday season. We also shared our own personal stressors and favorite holiday ...

How Caregivers Can Prepare for Holiday Stress

It’s inevitable, so instead of being overwhelmed by it, why not prepare for the holiday stress so you can overcome it?

Even if you’re not hosting family or friends at your home, the holidays are definitely a tough ...

Condo Amenities Include Grandparents

The multigenerational family under one roof used to be standard. But over the years, the nuclear family has left and created its own home and often grandparents are scattered far and wide. Grandparents and other extended family members might still ...

How to… Spot the Onset of Dementia

As soon as you forget your keys, the name of that guy you just met, or what you went upstairs for, you worry: Is it Alzheimer’s? Am I in the early stages of dementia?

First of all, here’s ...

Take Time to Make the Right Senior Care Decision

“It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly.” This quote from Mabel Newcomber is one in a collection of sage advice for caregivers from Sageminder.com, and it’s apt for any families ...

A Round-Up of Holiday Posts for Caregivers

No matter how many cheery songs you hear, festive parties you attend, sparkling lights you see, or Christmas cookies you consume, the holidays can be a tough time for anyone caring for an elder relative, friend or family member. Refer ...

 
 
Older