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

Elder Care Focus: Medication Reminders

As a family caregiver, you want to know that you are always doing what is best for your aging parent. This means making care decisions that will support their health and well-being, and complement your care efforts to help your parent manage their needs, challenges, and limitations in the way that is right for them. In many circumstances, starting elder care is a fantastic choice that can encourage a better lifestyle and give you peace of mind that your parent's care ... Read more

Ways to Ease the Pressure of Working and Being a Caregiver

Being a family caregiver and having a career are both possible, but it could mean that you're feeling even more pressure. Here are some things you can do in order to maintain your career and keep being an effective family caregiver. Talk to Your Employer. Many people don't realize that there are a lot of employer-sponsored resources available for caregivers. Talk to your employer about what is going on and find out what sorts of resources they can offer to you. Even if ... Read more

How Can Home Care Help a Senior Manage Heart Failure?

Finding out that your aging parent has heart failure is a life-changing moment. While this condition does not mean that the heart has stopped or will stop imminently, or that there is nothing that can be done for them, heart failure is a serious issue that can lead to major health consequences. Managing it effectively is essential for protecting your parent's health and helping them to continue living a lifestyle that is as full, fulfilling, and meaningful as possible as they ... Read more

How to Navigate Air Travel with an Elderly Parent

Wondering how to fly your elderly parent to a wedding, reunion or vacation? Of course, air travel is the way to go but you may feel like it would be too much hassle to fly with an elderly person. The truth is that while air travel with your elderly parent will take some planning and extra effort, there’s no reason to avoid it. Air travel brings up some unique challenges in elderly care, but with these tips, you’ll be able to ... Read more
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