What Topics Should I Discuss With My Aging Parents?

What Topics Should I Discuss With My Aging Parents?

Has the time come for having The Talk with your elderly parents? You know the one we’re talking about – that uncomfortable conversation you’ve been putting off for far too long? Whether it makes you feel nervous or not, discussing important issues regarding your...
Help for Caregiving Spouses

Help for Caregiving Spouses

A recent report by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the United Hospital Fund discovered that family caregivers caring for a spouse or partner struggle to get by with significantly less help in the home than other types of caregivers. Although caring for a spouse...
The Health Risks of Obesity in Seniors

The Health Risks of Obesity in Seniors

In years past, the majority of seniors were more concerned about being underweight than overweight. However, as the number of elderly obese continues to rise, this trend is clearly changing. According to estimates from the Congressional Research Service, if current...
Caring for Aging Skin

Caring for Aging Skin

Our skin is the main thing other people see and is the first thing that most people are concerned about displaying signs of aging. As our skin ages, it becomes thinner, which can add to the appearance of wrinkles. We lose fat, elasticity, and moisture. Scratches and...
Hallucinations in the Elderly

Hallucinations in the Elderly

A hallucination is defined as an abnormal sensory perception – typically auditory or visual – that occurs when a person is awake and conscious. Basically, a person experiencing a hallucination sees or hears something that is not there. A hallucination can also...