Could Your Elderly Loved One Be at Risk for Stroke? Strokes present frightening possibilities to seniors and their loved ones. Ranging from mild to severe, strokes can cause a wide variety of symptoms including loss of speech, dizziness, weakness, headaches, and even death. The severity of the stroke depends on numerous factors, some of which […]
When the distance between you and an elderly parent is measured in plane tickets instead of miles, the stress can be hard to handle. Mom’s not ready to give up her independence, but you’re not able to shake the guilt and anxiety of being so far away. Every unanswered phone call, every storm report, and […]
Tips for Seniors Ready to Retire Retirement can be a scary transition for seniors. Whether you’re transitioning from full time work to full time retirement, full time work to part time work, or part time work to full time retirement, there are many adjustments that must be made. What should be a happy time for […]
The In-home Caregiver near Del Mar Sorts Through Some Dementia Theories What’s the “million-dollar question” in medicine today? One of the top few—actually worth far, far more than a million dollars—is what causes dementia. As scientists continue to work night and day to find a cause and a cure for this common disease of the […]
The 2012 edition of Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association, reveals the burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation’s healthcare system. Quick facts 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. One in eight older Americans has Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause […]
Illness can sneak up on you. In previous posts I’ve stressed the importance of making plans for senior care from the senior’s perspective. What happens when the caregiver gets sick?