I’ve been a caregiver for my Dad for three years now. He needs round the clock care and I’m an only child, so there’s no one else to do this job. I want to care for Dad, since I owe him so much, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy. A year into caregiving, I realized that my emotions were all over the place. I was at once frustrated, angry, helpless, guilty and drained. I
Adult coloring has become popular in recent years, and for good reason. Coloring is extremely therapeutic. It improves mood, relieves stress and reduces agitation. It’s a great way for a caregiver to rejuvenate and relax. Senior citizens with dementia or other health problems can also benefit from coloring. It helps maintain motor function, improves dexterity, boosts hand-eye coordination and provides a sense of satisfaction. Download our fall coloring page and enjoy an hour of tranquility.
There’s nothing scarier than discovering that your child has cancer. The word itself strikes terror in the hearts of people everywhere, and feelings of helplessness and sadness are sure to follow. But there is good news – childhood cancers are generally curable, and 84% of kids in developed countries recover. If you’re dealing with cancer in your child, here are some tips to help you get through it. Get Educated The more you know about
As we age, our immune systems become weaker, making it more difficult to fight off infections. Older adults are more susceptible to diseases such as the flu, shingles and pneumonia. They are also more likely to suffer from complications of these diseases, which may even lead to death. Vaccines are especially important for people suffering from chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes, but they are essential for all senior citizens. The following vaccines
A long summer day, food sizzling on the grill, talking, laughing, eating, kids playing. What could be more perfect? Whenever we have a family barbecue, we bring along my dad. He’s not very mobile these days, but we find him a seat in the shade and he enjoys the food and the atmosphere. He smiles at the grandchildren’s antics and enjoys listening to all his kids interacting. He can’t eat steak these days but boy,