Senior health & wellness
I have a single parent, living alone, who I could easily go a week without checking in on. To take care of my anxiety around whether or not she's okay, and avoid calling every single day to check in, I'm setting up a service that will send her a text... more
If you know the selfless, rewarding life of caring for another person, then you also know how heavy things can get — and that's true no matter whether you're a family member caring for a loved one, or a professional caregiver working with a patient. Sometimes, just a... more
A health care proxy, also known as a durable power of attorney for health care or a medical power of attorney, is a document that lets you appoint a person to make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you’re ever unable to do so. This person has the power to consult with... more
What are the signs of heart attack in women? Both of my parents have had heart attacks, and I want to be aware of any signs that I should watch for.
My mother can't take care of her house anymore. How can I get her to down size?
Sleeping problems are common in people with Alzheimer’s disease (as well as other forms of dementia). Since those with Alzheimer’s and dementia sometimes lose awareness of the time of day, getting them to bed at night can become an exhausting roadblock for them and their caregivers. Other factors such as sundown syndrome and... more
Eating is one of the most challenging activities of daily living for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. For caregivers, it can be heartbreaking to watch a loved one struggle to enjoy a meal. As a person’s cognitive ability declines, food often becomes overwhelming or unappealing. People with Alzheimer’s may have... more
It’s no secret that Americans are getting older. According to recent U.S. Census data, the median age in the U.S. is shifting older, and there are now nearly 50 million Americans over the age of 65, making up 15 percent of our population. And as we continue to age... more