What Skin Complications Can be Caused by Diabetes?

When thinking about the impact that diabetes can make on a person's life, most people immediately think about high blood sugar and dietary changes. As a family caregiver, however, it is important to understand that the disease impacts the body in many other ways. Your parent may experience symptoms and complications that widely affect their health, well-being, and quality of life. This makes it critical that you recognize these issues and take the proper steps to either reduce the risk that ... Read more

Is My Elderly Parent Overstressed?

From your busy perspective, you may believe that your elderly mom or dad is living a stress-free life. After all, they are retired and don’t encounter many of the challenges that younger adults face. However, elderly adults come face to face with new challenges that can trigger stress. Because April is Stress Awareness Month, it’s a fine time for you to take a closer look at common causes of senior stress, how stress affects an elderly person’s health and how you ... Read more

Is Your Senior At Increased Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Blood clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis, can be extremely dangerous for your elderly parent. These blood clots can lead to long-lasting effects such as pain and decreased mobility, and can even lead to death, particularly if they move to the lungs causing what is known as a pulmonary embolism. Protecting your aging parents from DVT is a critical step in guarding their health and well-being throughout their later years. As a family caregiver, the first step in doing this ... Read more

Can You Protect Your Parent From Shingles?

As a family caregiver, it is your responsibility not just to help your parents and manage the health challenges and complications that they are already dealing with, but also to take the proper steps to prevent further challenges as they age in place. This is particularly true when it comes to those illnesses that are a special risk for aging adults, and that can carry severe complications and consequences that can linger with them throughout the rest of their life, such ... Read more

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Does your aging relative seem down in the winter months? If so, they may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD, as the name suggests, is a disorder that begins and ends at approximately the same time each year. For most people, SAD starts in the fall and goes into the winter. However, it is possible for people to have SAD during other times of the year. Understanding the disorder may help you to recognize it in your loved one, ... Read more
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