In the Elder Care section of the website, you’ll find informative posts about the “meat and potatoes” of caregiving, like knowing when and how to broach the subject with your parents, common day-to-day tasks you’ll more than likely take on, typical health care issues you’ll have to deal with, and ways to ensure the safety of the elders you love.
There really isn't a word to accurately describe what it's like to care for a parent with dementia. Where do you begin? One minute they love you, the next they're accusing you of stealing the wallet they "hid" in the sock drawer when they went to bed last night. ...read more
The many forms of dementia affect those who are afflicted, their families, the health care system, government agencies . . . and the list goes on. The World Health Organization (WHO) is coordinating the fight against this debilitating disease. This infographic...read more
by Anne Bogardus, Founder (and former caregiver to Bob and Kit)(Note: this article is written from the perspective of a caregiver whose parents are unable to participate in some or all of the process. If your parent is able, obviously they should be included in making...read more
Author: National Institutes of Health/Senior Health Falls don't "just happen," and people don't fall because they get older. Often, more than one underlying cause or risk factor is involved in a fall. A risk factor is something that increases a person's risk or...read more
This information is provided for educational and information purposes only. It is not medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for specific questions. A major concern for many family caregivers caring for aging parents is how to make sure they are eating...read more