How to Hire the Right In-home Caregiver

Many boomers must hire someone to assist them or their parents with the daily activities of life, such as meals, laundry, and transportation. Others may also need more personal tasks, such as bathing, dressing or incontinence. There is also a plethora of home care agencies and private pay persons offering […] Read more »

Enhancing the Holiday for Older Adults

While planning for the upcoming holidays, remember that older adults may need extra care. Keep in mind that your parents and/or grandparents may not be as mobile as they were the last time you visited. As we age, we are also less inclined to drive in winter weather, heavy holiday […] Read more »

How to Have a Successful Discussion with an Older Adult

successful discussion with an older adult

You only have to learn four simple steps to have a successful discussion with an older adult on any subject.  These steps allow you to approach a difficult subject with almost anyone, and will definitely help you have a successful discussion with an older adult. Eventually everyone has to face […] Read more »

Influence Elderly Food Consumption Using the Delboeuf Illusion

Delboeuf Illusion

Use the Delboeuf Illusion to influence elderly food consumption? If you are not familiar, the Delboeuf illusion is an optical illusion of relative size perception. The best-known image exemplifying this illusion is two circles of identical size placed near to each other. One is surrounded with another circle. The Delboeuf […] Read more »

Understanding and Managing Pain in the Elderly

understanding and managing pain in the elderly

Pain is real and often a common element in the daily life of the elderly. That’s why understanding and managing pain in the elderly is important. Pain plays a significant role in in mood, motivation and general quality of life. Yet understanding how pain is affecting someone, other than yourself, […] Read more »

Cultivating Resilience to Deal with Stress

Cultivating resilience to deal with stress helps family caregivers. Becoming responsible for a parent brings a unique set of challenges. Most begin the journey as a family caregiver in midlife. By this time in your life, you’ve seen a lot, but you haven’t seen it all.   Researchers who study […] Read more »

Easing your parent out of the driver’s seat

disucssion with parent

Relinquishing the keys is difficult for any adult to do, so how do you ease your parent out of the driver’s seat? It is particularly difficult in the U.S. because driving in America is synonymous with freedom and adulthood. This is especially true for anyone over 50. Giving up driving […] Read more »