Home safety tips for Seniors who want to age in place

Caregiving for your aging parent or loved one in their home – Safety tips and resources Let’s face it, most people want to stay in their own home as long as possible, even when they can’t fully care for themselves. A caregiver has a responsibility is to ensure everything that can be done to make…

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Dementia Resources for Caregivers – Parenting your Parents

Do you carry the tough challenge of caring for a parent as their health and memory deteriorates? What are the key signs to know when my fears are justified or just paranoia? Is her forgetfulness normal? What is the difference between regular ole’ dementia vs. Alzheimers? Learn more about Alzheimer’s vs Dementia with the resources…

Growing up is not a piece of cake – Life lessons learned with age

Our friends at Landmark Living have posted another informative and insightful article on aging…. Everyone faces challenges which you have to be prepared for. Problems are there to make you stronger but only if you let them! Dealing with challenges helps you become a stronger person. Whether you are young or old, the issues below…

10 Essential Steps in Creating a Safer Bathroom

According to the National Council on Aging, one in four seniors (aged 65 and up) falls each year, making it the leading cause of fatal injury in America. And when considering the wet conditions of the bathroom, it isn’t much surprise that this area has been called the most dangerous room of them all. Of…

Exercises for you and your aging loved one – keep them moving!

An Inside Job… Caring for your aging loved one is an inside job, for the most part.  Usually, by the time they need us to care for them, they are dependent on walkers, scooters, or wheelchairs. At this stage, it’s rare that we get to enjoy the pleasure of strolling with them in the park,…

Dementia and obsessions

“Mom, why do you have an entire shelf of plastic take-home containers?” “I might need them someday.” My mother’s answer is the same no matter what I ask. Plastic Cool Whip containers, empty sour cream tubs, tiny lidded bowls that once contained sauce. Old towels, empty coffee cans, and plastic bags of every size and…

Aging and daily routines

“My mom/dad is driving me crazy! She gets upset over the tiniest thing. She blames me when anything upsets her schedule.” Sound familiar? As a caregiver, you may have said the same thing on more than one occasion. I know I have. If you’re caring for an elderly parent, it’s important to remember they need routine. You may…