Little-Known Winter Dangers For Elders

Falls, and hypothermia are likely to top the list of caregiver concerns during the icy winter months. But, elderly loved ones are also at risk for some lesser known, but still impactful, hazards brought on by frigid weather.  Seasonal affective disorder and vitamin D deficiency can be hazardous to a senior’s health. The good new […]

9 Free Resources to Take Control of Your Money

Making financial decisions can have long-lasting consequences, both positive and negative. To maintain your economic security as you age, it’s important to understand your finances and have a plan for the future. NCOA’s EconomicCheckUp® is a free online tool to improve your budgeting and saving, find work, and set financial goals. You can start with the comprehensive financial checkup. […]

Create Your All-Star Care Team in 5 Steps

In this country, there is a growing problem regarding a lack of supportive resources for family caregivers. There are government programs, charities, and nonprofits that might be able to help intermittently, but what caregivers often need most is sound advice, regular respite and an extra set of hands.  Friends may scatter when one begins caring […]

Pill-Swallowing Methods for Simplifying Medication Administration

About 40 percent of American adults have trouble swallowing pills, according to a Harris Interactive poll. Commonly cited issues include gagging, a lingering aftertaste from an incomplete swallow, and having a pill become lodged in the throat. These problems can be even more prevalent in seniors with conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and other […]

10 Tips for Family Caregivers

Seek support from other caregivers. You are not alone! Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one. Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you. Learn how to communicate effectively with doctors. Caregiving is hard work so take respite breaks often. Watch out […]