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  • Adults in Diapers: How to Get Elderly Parents to Wear Disposable Underwear Bladder or bowel incontinence is a sensitive and embarrassing subject for both aging parents and their adult children. How do you start the conversation about adults wearing diapers with the person who once changed yours? Well, that “Depends!” The image of an adult in ... Continue Reading
  • Leukemia in Elderly Adults Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. It begins when cells in the bone marrow undergo leukemic changes or mutations that allow them to survive better than the normal cells in the blood. As the leukemic cells grow and reproduce, they eventually ... Continue Reading
  • Elderly Parent Won't Bathe: What To Do Being a caregiver is not easy. It is hard enough to watch your elderly parents and loved ones grow older. It becomes even more difficult when the tables turn and you must take care of them in the same ways they once took care of you. This includes watching out for your ... Continue Reading
  • Yard Work Help for Seniors With the spring approaching, seniors will want to enjoy the great outdoors. A clean and beautiful yard will do wonders to boost mood and ensure they will want to get some exercise in the privacy of their own property. However, making sure one’s yard is up to desired ... Continue Reading
  • Living with Elderly Parents: What to Consider Living with your elderly parents can seem like a great idea. Living together means there is no need to pay rent or a mortgage on two different houses. If your elderly parents are young and healthy, they can become “built-in” babysitters, leaving you free for a date night and ... Continue Reading
  • Benefits of Rebounding for Seniors Mini trampolines, or rebounders, have become increasingly popular over the years, especially with seniors. The low-impact exercises are easy to perform and provide numerous benefits for overall well-being. Before you embark on a quest for the best rebounder for seniors , ... Continue Reading
  • What to do When an Elderly Parent Can't Walk Anymore Fears of your elderly parent falling can cause you a lot of distress, especially if they live alone. We know there are accessibility options such as wheelchair assistance for parents but what do you do when your loved one refuses to use them? And how can you make their home ... Continue Reading
  • Technology for Elderly Adults Living Alone Older adults and technology don’t have the best reputation for working together. But when you can find the right tools to address the right problems, it can make an enormous difference in your quality of life. And that can be especially true for elderly adults living at home ... Continue Reading
  • Protecting Elderly Parents' Assets People become more trusting in old age. Between the natural cognitive decline of aging and issues like dementia, we also become more vulnerable to abuse and fraud. Learning how to protect your parents' assets is mostly about taking sensible preventive measures, and most of ... Continue Reading
  • What to Put in a Care Package for Elderly Friends Even in this age of email and the internet, we all know nothing quite compares to getting something in the mail. If you are a senior citizen who lives alone or just doesn’t get to see friends and family members often, mail becomes even more exciting. We can treat our elderly ... Continue Reading
  • How to Get Power of Attorney for Elderly Parents Uncertainty is an inevitable part of life. As our parents age, there may come a time when they need help handling their affairs or making decisions. Setting up a power of attorney is the best way to assure their wishes and intentions are understood and carried out. Here are ... Continue Reading
  • Benefits of Reminiscing for Seniors “God gave us memories so that we might have roses in December.” J.M. Barrie We all have them. The memories we create through the years become priceless treasures when we reach the winter of our lives. Our view of life is shaped by things that happened to us in the past. ... Continue Reading
  • Delirium in Elderly Adults: Causes, Signs, Recovery Delirium can be scary for older adults and for those who care for them. Each individual experiences this altered state of mind differently, and there are a variety of tools to care for these symptoms. In this post, we will answer some of your questions about delirium and the ... Continue Reading
  • Signs of the Elderly Giving Up on Life Watching an elderly loved one let go of life is one of the most difficult things we ever have to do. Whether it is a beloved parent, grandparent, relative, or friend, no one is ready to face the emotions that emerge when a loved one is dying. What can we do to help our loved ... Continue Reading
  • Weak Legs in Elderly Adults: Causes, Risks, Home Care Having strong legs can be fairly important for a person’s mobility, but unfortunately, weak leg muscles in the elderly can be caused by countless things. By the time we’re around 30 years old, we begin a gradual, lifelong decline in muscle mass and bone density, one that ... Continue Reading
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