Five Problems to Notice with Your Senior’s Driving

Five Problems to Notice with Your Senior’s Driving

Your elderly family member might not want to talk directly about the idea of her giving up driving. But she might share some details with you that allow you to infer what else might be going on. All of these concerns mean you should ask more questions. She’s in Pain...
How Can You Get Your Parent to Drink More Water?

How Can You Get Your Parent to Drink More Water?

Dehydration is a serious concern for older adults. With age, the body doesn’t contain as much fluid as it once did. In addition, older adults typically don’t feel thirst as keenly as younger people do, so they may not realize they need liquids. This makes it easier...
Home Remedies for Dry Eye

Home Remedies for Dry Eye

Dry eye is a fairly common condition in older adults. It’s a condition in which the eyes don’t make enough tears or the tears they make aren’t of a good quality. It can cause the eyes to itch and sting. It can also cause blurry vision and excessively watery eyes....
3 Tips for Handling Depression in Seniors

3 Tips for Handling Depression in Seniors

Many older adults suffer from depression. It can be a side effect of medications or come on because of the difficulties of a chronic condition, loneliness, or the loss of a loved one. No matter what the cause is, it’s important that seniors who exhibit signs of...
Memorize These Six Signs of a Scam

Memorize These Six Signs of a Scam

An 88-year-old woman is one of the latest victims of the sweepstakes scam. She lost $160,000 in order to get the millions the scammer claimed she’d won through the Publishers Clearing House. She’s not alone. This scam has been around for years and has...
What Might Be Creating Depression for Your Aging Adult?

What Might Be Creating Depression for Your Aging Adult?

You might not realize it, but your senior could be dealing with depression. If you’re not sure why that could be the case, these are just a few of the situations that can contribute to elderly depression. Experiencing Grief and Loss Grief and loss are a part of life,...
Should You Ever Lie to Your Senior?

Should You Ever Lie to Your Senior?

Eventually you might find yourself at a crossroads of sorts as a caregiver. You’re going to need to decide if it’s more important for you to always tell your senior exactly the truth or if you’re going to sometimes lie in order to help her to feel calmer and more...
Sensory Time with Seniors

Sensory Time with Seniors

What is sensory stimulation? Sensory stimulation or multi-sensory stimulation, refer to a variety of techniques that are intended to stimulate the senses with the intention of increasing mental alertness and reducing agitation. How could sensory stimulation activities...