How Can You Coordinate Care for Your Aging Adult When You’re Far Away?

When you live far away from your elderly family member, you don’t always know exactly what is going on in her daily life. Having a variety of different sources for information can keep your decisions focused on exactly what she needs at any given point. Try a combination of these resources to help you and […]

Have You Made These Important Changes After Your Dad’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis?

Your world crashed when your dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. While he’s okay at home for now, what about the future? You also want to focus on the time you have left with him. Definitely focus on quality time now, but there are simple changes you can make now to prepare for the future. Arrange […]

What Causes Sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis is a condition in which clusters of cells build up in areas of the body, such as the skin, lungs, eyes, and joints. These clusters are called granulomas. Often sarcoidosis is not serious and goes away on its own. However, in some cases the disease is chronic and causes damage to organs. Up to […]

What are the Risk Factors for Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

August is National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month. As a family caregiver this is the ideal opportunity for you to learn more about this condition and its effect on your parent’s life. When it comes to understanding the different health challenges and issues that your senior faces, one of the first things that you should […]

When Is it Time for You to Rethink Your Schedule as a Caregiver?

Many family caregivers feel as if one schedule or way of handling life is all that they need. Unfortunately, needs change and sometimes your schedule doesn’t work for you anymore. These signs can let you know when it might be time to rethink things. You’re Sad, Anxious, or Worried without Cause. There are a lot […]

Is There a Connection Between Food and COPD for Your Loved One?

Your loved one needs plenty of the right foods and drinks in order to keep her body powered up, especially if she has COPD. Work with her doctor to determine any specific needs for her individual health. What She Eats Matters. Your aging parent is burning a lot of energy just trying to breathe. For […]

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Lung Cancer?

In your role as a family caregiver, protecting your senior’s health is one of your most important priorities. Part of this is being able to recognize the potential signs and symptoms of serious health conditions so that you are able to ensure that your parent gets the medical attention that they need, and that you […]

The Relationship Between Parkinson’s Disease and Anxiety

When a person is diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), it’s normal to be anxious about the diagnosis and what the future may bring. However, research indicates that the anxiety isn’t just a reaction to the diagnosis, but it may actually be a part of the disease. In fact, it might be one of the first […]

How Can You Keep Yourself Feeling Connected to a Loved One Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease?

One of the ways that caregivers struggle when their loved ones have Alzheimer’s disease is in keeping a connection to that loved one. It doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think, although it helps you to keep some concepts in mind as you go through every day with your loved one. Let Go […]

What it’s Like to Live with Osteoporosis

If you are the caregiver for an aging parent with osteoporosis, you might have trouble putting yourself in his or her shoes. You know all about the condition, you have done tons of research on the internet, and you know everything that he or she should or should not be doing in order to stay […]