Elderly Dementia: A Growing Issue

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a fact sheet which contained some sobering findings about Earth’s elderly and aging population. Some highlights include: By 2050, the world’s over-60 population…

Tips For Long-Distance Elder Care

Caring for our elderly loved ones can involve juggling a cornucopia of varied responsibilities, from ensuring their personal hygiene to managing their bank accounts and assets; scheduling doctor visits to…

Children and the Elder Caregiving Process

These days, the thought of a modern 13-year-old child sharing a space with an 90-year-old might seem somewhat inconceivable to some – if not downright funny. How could a 90-year-old…

Elder Abuse and How To Prevent It

The decision to adopt elder living solutions for a loved one is never an easy one, nor should it be. Much research, thought and consideration takes place when selecting just…

What’s Giving Bees Dementia?

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/06/us/aluminum-bees-dementia-irpt/index.html

I’ve Got This! … but she doesn’t want “this”

Several articles (including my own) focus on the heaping pile of responsibilities that accompany caring for an aging parent. The juggling act of child-care and parent-care, combined with work and…

Aging: A State of Mind

State of Mind noun attitude, perspective, outlook, approach, mood, disposition, frame of mind, mindset, way of looking at things Is aging really a state of mind? Researchers say that age is…

Love Run Coming to Town!

Mark Your Calendars!      The Love Run, benefiting Meals on Wheels, is June 7, 2015.  A team only requires ten friends to join and walk.  Each team member can choose the…

Social Isolation

As a geriatric care manager, I frequently hear the exasperated cries of family caregivers on the other end of the line. Dementia and other aging related ailments often leave family…

I’m Sick! Who Will Care for Mom?

I’m sick. Doesn’t happen all that frequently, but considering the degree of stress that constantly shadows me and the amount of running around I do, it’s surprising that I’m not…