What are Dressing Aides for Elderly Adults?

When an elderly adult is physically affected by chronic illness, injury or age-related impairment it often means they must rely on others for help around the house. Family members, homecare aides and others must step in to assist them with some of the tasks of daily living, like cleaning, cooking and even getting dressed. Family caregivers can provide dressing aides for their elderly relatives to boost their ability to do as much for themselves as possible when it comes to getting ... Read more

Are Your Feelings About Being a Caregiver Normal?

Being a caregiver comes with its own little rollercoaster. Nope—not the physical kind, the emotional kind. As a caregiver, you’re likely to feel everything from joy to the deepest depths of despair. Sometimes you might even feel all of that in one day. We don’t say that to scare you, but to let you know that your feelings are perfectly normal. The trick to having all of these emotions is accepting them and dealing with them. But, even though having the feelings ... Read more

Is it Cognitive Impairment?

Cognitive problems, which can include memory loss, are an issue that can lead to a lot of fear for your aging family member. You and she both may be concerned about whether she's really dealing with a cognitive problem or there's something different at play. It helps to know what to watch for so that you can make more thorough decisions. Familiar Processes Are Now Difficult When familiar processes and things in your senior's life become difficult for her that can be a ... Read more

What Can Your Elder Do to Get Better Sleep Each Night?

Sleeping well is a vital part of staying healthy. If your elder isn't sleeping well, that's a problem that you both need to resolve as soon as possible. Rethink Lighting at Night Artificial lighting is fantastic because it allows your aging adult to see inside her home even when it's dark outside. The problem with artificial lighting, however, is that it can trick her body into thinking that it's earlier in the day than it is. The human body uses complex hormone releases ... Read more