Grandmother Blessed With

The Grandmother I Have Been Blessed With

Sep 10
I don’t remember Grandma as a healthy woman. She’s been homebound for so long, I am not sure I can even imagine her out and about. They tell me that when I was little she took me for walks in the park and played Candy Land with me at my house, but these are just
Alternative Medicine for the Elderly

Pros and Cons of Alternative Medicine for the Elderly

Aug 31
Conventional medicine is not the only accepted health treatment anymore. Therapies such as herbal medication, acupuncture, Naturopathy and massage treatment have also become accepted in recent years. But are they a good idea for the elderly? Pros of Alternative Medicine Alternative medicine can complement a conventional course of treatment. Some conditions, such as heart disease,
Back to School and Caregiving

5 Tips for Managing Back to School and Caregiving

Aug 28
Countless articles talk about the challenges of the sandwich generation, and there’s a reason for that. A growing segment of the population is caring for children and parents at the same time and being pulled in too many directions at once. The back to school days can be especially challenging, with all the organizing of book
Celebrating Senior Citizens

Celebrating Senior Citizens

Aug 20
My grandfather was a World War II veteran who was lightly injured in the Battle of the Bulge and received a medal for bravery. He got married during the war, so he had no time for formal education when he came back from the military. He worked as a salesman for many years and provided

Parent’s Day

Jul 25
We’ve got Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and now we have…Parent’s Day? Although most people don’t know about this holiday, Parent’s Day is an official holiday, signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994. It’s a day to honor and celebrate all that parents do to raise their children in an ever-changing and ever-challenging

Summer Nutrition for the Elderly

Jul 06
The hotter the weather, the more we all need to hydrate. This is easier said than done when it comes to the elderly, especially since heat can reduce appetite and the desire to eat hot foods. Older adults lose water as their muscle mass weakens and their kidney function decreases. They also feel less thirsty

It’s I Forgot Day Every Day!

Jun 30
I don’t know who comes up with all these silly national holidays, but when I saw on my calendar that today is I Forgot Day I laughed to myself. In our house, every day is I Forgot Day.

Family Caregivers with PTSD

Jun 26
Post-traumatic stress disorder can be caused by going through any type of emotional upheaval as a result of a dangerous or traumatic event. Some common causes are war, abuse and being the victim of a crime. Some senior citizens suffer from PTSD as a result of a fall or injury that caused them to be

My Father’s Day Wish

Jun 08
Father’s Day is coming up next Sunday, and I’m lying in bed picturing the perfect Father’s Day, one that reminds me of how the holiday used to be.

Does It Matter if Seniors Lose Their Sense of Smell?

May 08
Sarah, my elderly client, was sitting peacefully in the living room with me one evening. I was reading to her while dinner baked in the oven. Suddenly, I smelled something burning and quickly got up to check on dinner. The book had been so engrossing that I forgot about the chicken and veggies and they