Category 'Caregiving'

Centenarian Devoted Career to Civil Service

“People waste their later years because they feel defeated by age, or by health,” says Ladimer. “But there are still ways they can create change. It’s never too late for change.”

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7 Things to Expect as You Age

Here are seven almost-givens for your truly golden years:

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Finding the Right Pill Organizer

While pill organizers can help avoid medication errors, there must be a good fit between the user and the pill organizer, otherwise, the benefits of using a pill organizer will be lost, and may actually impair one’s health.

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How Family Mediation Can Help You Manage the Aging Process

As our parents age, it is time for the family to unite to create a working plan that considers the needs and concerns of the entire family. Family members need to have these difficult conversations in a real way to ensure that their aging parents are safe and that family relationships survive. Elder/family mediation is a successful tool that gives families a way to effectively manage the aging process that confronts us all.

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Technology Solutions for Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients

When it comes to technology, many older adults are skeptical about embracing it and uncomfortable learning how to use it. However, once seniors begin to use and integrate technology into their everyday lives, it can have a positive impact. Recent studies on seniors and technology from the Pew Research Center found that 59 percent of adults aged 65 and older go online and 77 percent use a cellphone. According to Pew, once seniors embrace technology, it can become “an integral part of their daily lives.”

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Pill Organizers Could Lead to Overdoses

According to a new report, pill organizers may actually be responsible for causing dangerous overdoses. Individuals who started to use a pill organizer suffered impaired mobility, episodes of dangerously low blood sugar, and falls.

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How to Spot a Guilt-Tripper

s caregivers, we often feel guilty for losing our tempers, for having negative feelings toward our care receivers, or for wanting a little time for ourselves. Unless you have intentionally inflicted physical or emotional pain on someone else, however, guilt is not an appropriate response.

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Legal Issues for Family Caregivers; Is Yoga Safe for Seniors With Joint Pain?

These and other stories are in the August edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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The Opioid Crisis and Fall Risk

Seniors using opioids are at a seven-fold greater risk for falls (and increased hip fractures) than those who use other pain relievers, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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The Sandwich Generation Feels the Squeeze; Stress-Reducing Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

These and other stories are in the July edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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