Know The Symptoms Of A Stroke

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States, with approximately 795,000 people suffering a stroke each year.

Processing Grief

In many cases, our mental health is rooted in stability derived from a regular routine. Within this routine are the social interactions we take for granted, the projects we derive fulfillment from, and life’s milestones that we can count on looking forward to. With the world in crisis mode, much of this routine has gone by the wayside.

Alzheimer’s Is Life Altering For The Whole Family

Elderly parents diagnosed with Alzheimers, with aid and proper planning, can continue to live in their own homes for many years with the help of caregivers, outside care providers, and assistive products and devices.

Parkinson’s Disease Is a Major Adjustment For the family

Parkinson’s disease comes with a host of challenges for both the individual and their caregivers. When your parent is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, modify their homes and lifestyles to make it easier to age in their own home.

The Impacts of COVID-19 On Alzheimer’s

As many as one in five older adults experience mental health issues, the most common of which are anxiety or mood disorders (such as depression). In most cases, these mental health issues respond well to treatment.

Identifying Early Changes In Cognition

As many as one in five older adults experience mental health issues, the most common of which are anxiety or mood disorders (such as depression). In most cases, these mental health issues respond well to treatment.

Mental Health Needs For Older Adults

As many as one in five older adults experience mental health issues, the most common of which are anxiety or mood disorders (such as depression). In most cases, these mental health issues respond well to treatment.

Parkinson’s Kitchen Area Adjustments

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, meaning that the patient’s condition will decline over time. There is currently no known cure to effectively stop or slow down the disease. It is important for the patient and family to understand that the adaptation and changes to the living environment will more than likely change over time with evolving needs linked to the current level of disability.

Parkinson’s Bed & Bath Adjustments

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, meaning that the patient’s condition will decline over time. There is currently no known cure to effectively stop or slow down the disease. It is important for the patient and family to understand that the adaptation and changes to the living environment will more than likely change over time with evolving needs linked to the current level of disability.

Parkinson’s Living Area Adjustments

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, meaning that the patient’s condition will decline over time. There is currently no known cure to effectively stop or slow down the disease. It is important for the patient and family to understand that the adaptation and changes to the living environment will more than likely change over time with evolving needs linked to the current level of disability.

Congestive Heart Failure

FINDING SUCCESS IN CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE Living With CHF Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is estimated to affect more than 5 million aging Americans and perhaps your loved one too.   This diminished capacity to pump blood can come from an overall weakened heart, a defect, or several other factors. And while maintaining consistent communication with your medical […]

Parkinson’s Disease Is a Major Adjustment For the family

Parkinson’s disease comes with a host of challenges for both the individual and their caregivers. When your parent is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, decisions regarding their care are often difficult to make. While, some individuals do require a nursing care facility, many are able to live in their own homes with assistance

Alzheimer’s Is Life Altering For The Whole Family

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of Dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that eventually interferes with even the most basic daily living tasks. Changes in behavior and personality may require a person with Alzheimer’s to require round the clock care in a specialized facility.

Hear Us Out: Home Modifications for Loved Ones Living with Hearing Loss

As hearing deteriorates your relationship doesn’t have to Loss of Hearing Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health problem among older adults. Studies show that about 33% of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 experience hearing loss. Frequently, loss of hearing causes a great deal of frustration and anxiety for older adults, negatively […]

Helping Loved Ones Adapt to and Live Independently with Mobility Impairments

As your loved one ages, they may begin to feel weak or helpless as they begin to need help with everyday tasks they used to complete independently.  One of the most drastic changes your loved one may experience is a loss of mobility in their arms, hands, and fingers.  Life changes like mobility loss often cause fear, stress, confusion, anger, and even depression in older adults as they struggle to adjust to their new “normal.” 

Moving Towards Mobility: Independent Living in the Wake of Mobility Impairments

Older adults often struggle with the toll aging takes on their bodies. As time passes, their muscles weaken, their bones lose density, and their joints break down, causing discomfort and pain as they perform daily tasks. Many older adults feel the impact of this most in their legs, hindering their ability to move around as they once did. While these barriers may prove troublesome to independent living, they can be overcome.

COPD and Me: A Guide to Staying Safe while Aging in Place

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, often referred to as COPD, describes several progressive respiratory diseases (such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis) that target the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. While COPD presents a unique set of challenges to older adults and their caregivers, it is important to remember that millions of American families are able to successfully manage this diagnosis every year with the appropriate combination of treatment and modifications to their daily lives.

Lost Vision, Found Independence: Aging in Place with Visual Impairments

Vision loss is one of the first signs of aging experienced by older adults – one in three people over the age of 65 experience some form of vision loss in their lifetimes. Loss of vision is often accompanied by feelings of fear, anger, confusion, and even depression. Adjusting to life with vision loss is difficult, no doubt, but it is also manageable. Your loved one can and will be able to persevere with the right support.