elderly Tag

From meeting a work deadline to passing a test, it is normal and even helpful to have some anxiety about the common stresses of everyday life. However, when the usual anxiety becomes excessive it can interfere with the regular activities and enjoyment of living. In seniors, studies show that anxiety disorders affect...

The benefits of having an Elderly Care Plan is more important than ever before. With current and future advancements, combining medicine and technology, people are living longer. In fact, founders from noted global technology companies like Google, PayPal, and Oracle are infusing hundreds of millions of dollars...

Depression, isolation, dementia, a fear of falling, or medication side effects can all cause seniors to lose interest or the ability to keep up with their personal hygiene and grooming. Often, an adult child is the first person to notice changes in mom or dad's appearance. And,...

Whenever possible it's always a good idea for adult children to take their elderly parents to doctor's appointment. Helping to fill-out paperwork, taking notes, and communicating a parent's questions and concerns to the doctor are all a big help to an aging parent. Furthermore, simply driving...

  The National Council on Aging reports 1 in 10 Americans 60 years and older have experienced some form of elder abuse. As our parents and loved ones grow older they become physically frail making them increasingly vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Furthermore, loss of hearing, eyesight,...

Talking to an elderly parent espcially with one who has hearing loss or dementia can be difficult. You may notice the conversation does not flow as easily as before. Or maybe you say the same information over and over before a parent seems to hear...

Becoming a caregiver for an elderly parent or spouse/domestic partner is a role many adults will play at some point in their lives. This situation may happen suddenly, usually after a serious fall, or come on gradually after a series of minor accidents or declining health by an elderly loved...

Retired from their careers and with their children grown and leading their own busy lives, many seniors I work with tell me they feel they no longer have a purpose in their lives. Several of my clients have outlived their friends or other family members....