When asked how old they feel specific to health and aging, many senior citizens report a number lower than their actual age. This self report confirms a positive attitude and belief that good health can delay the negative effects of old age. Other seniors report... Read more
By Pamela D. Wilson, CSA, MS, BS/BA, CG Caregiving is more often than not an unexpected event. Many caregivers have a daily routine caring for a loved one. Some caregivers continue working; some stay at home to caregive. Most important is the caregiver’s ability for... Read more
Self-neglect among persons experiencing memory loss is a significant challenge for family caregivers and may occur as the result of an underlying cause like memory loss or chronic disease. Many individuals experiencing memory loss have not been formally diagnosed... Read more
Years ago physicians made house-calls. Today physicians are again making house-calls to visit older and frail elderly living in assisted living communities who find it difficult to physically transport themselves to a physician’s office. In theory this sounds... Read more
A report from Emory University, called America’s Health Rankings, reports that obesity will cost the United Stated $344 billion in medical related expenses by 2018. These calculations are based on a prediction that in 10 years, 43% of American adults may be 30... Read more
A report by the President’s Cancer Panel was recently released. Common things that we use and do every day have the potential of causing cancers. Pesticides sprayed on golf courses to keep them green, dry cleaning solvents even re-using plastic bottles can be... Read more
The Caregiving Trap: Solutions for Life’s Unexpected Changes
Caring for aging parents and family members with declining health can stir up a range of feelings that include guilt, sadness, and exhaustion. Learn how to cope with the unexpected role of caregiving and care receiving.