Losing a parent is heartbreaking and can lead to a great sense of loss. It can be especially difficult for your surviving parent and may take them a while to adjust to life without their partner. Here are 5 ways to help your surviving parent during this period.
In the era of COVID-19, telemedicine can help you protect your elderly parents while still supporting their health. Find out more in this post.
As we move into the holiday season, it’s important to stay connected with our loved ones. Here’s how you can keep in touch under autumn social distancing.
How do you deal with an enemy you can't see? That's exactly what stress and uncertainty feel like. And as hard as it is to deal with your own stress, it can be that much harder to help patients who are going through their own internal struggle.
"Act your age" is a phrase that people tend to hear time and time again when they're growing up. It's a good motto to follow when you're a teenager, a young adult, or even a middle-aged person.
Did you know that moving your body for as little as 15 minutes a day can increase your lifespan by 3 years?
If your grandchildren don’t live nearby, you may find that you only get to see them during special events, such as holidays, birthdays, graduations, or other important milestones in their lives.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, there are a lot of Americans dealing with anxiety caused by Covid-19 right now.
The world is currently under quarantine due to the coronavirus. This deadly virus is forcing people to remain indoors and practice social distancing.
March commences Women's History Month. Every year, the month is designated to honor women's contribution to American History. It's a great opportunity to reflect and celebrate women's achievements, as well as their struggles in their fight for freedom and the important role they play in society.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with one in every four people dying as a result of heart disease.
There are at least five million Americans living with age-related dementias. And as Americans live longer, one out of every 10 men who live past age 55 and one out of every six women living past 55 will develop dementia.
Being a caretaker to a family member can be extremely stressful, especially if you have other responsibilities such as working full-time or caring for your own children. It can often feel as though you don't have enough time in the day to properly care for your loved one.
Have you been walking around in a t-shirt while your elderly parents are sat under a blanket? It's not just a comfort thing, older people are much more likely to feel the cold than those younger.
The winter season is quickly approaching which means it's time for sweaters, hot chocolate, holiday decorations, and... ice-covered walkways.
Has your family been impacted by dementia? This heartbreaking disease affects approximately 5.7 million Americans. Studies project that this number will grow to 13.9 million by 2060.
Winter is an exciting time, full of holiday meals, time with family, and all sorts of cheer. But it can also represent a dangerous time for senior citizens. Hypothermia is a very real danger as temperatures drop, and icy conditions can increase the risk of falls.
Did you know that the 2017-2018 flu season was the longest in the past decade? During this time, 42,303 Americans tested positive for the flu. Seniors have an increased risk of contracting the flu or a cold.
Did you know that approximately 40.4 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months? The majority of these caregivers are caring for their aging parents or seniors.
A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed that Americans over the age of 60 spend about 7 hours every day—or more than 50% of their waking hours—alone.
Around 50 million people suffer from dementia worldwide, with 10 million new cases each year.
Staying active is important for a healthy lifestyle, even for seniors that are aging. Seniors with mobility shouldn't get discouraged about maintaining good health, but instead, they should find new and exciting ways to exercise.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), older adults should increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables by one to two servings daily. This is to help cut their cardiovascular risk by 30%.
According to the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP, about 43.5 million people cared for a loved one during a 12 month period. More than 82% cared for one adult and 15% cared for 2 adults.
They are with your family at their most vulnerable moments. You entrust them with the health and well being of the people you cherish most. You depend on their expertise and their compassion to guide you through some of life's most difficult decisions.
According to AARP, 90% of seniors aged 65 and older would prefer to age at home, rather than enter an assisted living facility. And can you blame them?