Families Confront Dementia And Guns by Caregiver.org

JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News and Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News Photos by Heidi de Marco and Frank Carlson, PBS NewsHour and Randall Hill With a bullet in her gut, her voice choked with pain, Dee Hill pleaded with the 911 dispatcher for help. “My husband accidentally shot me,” Hill, 75, of The Dalles, Ore., [...]

By | 2018-07-20T14:17:45+00:00 July 20th, 2018|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

8 Ways to Get Rid of Aging Parent’s “Stuff”

Many adult caregivers and family members have experienced the “junk wars” with elderly loved ones. Christmas lights that don’t work, Tupperware lids without matching containers, clothes that no longer fit, enough yard to make a sweater for a house…. the list could go on and on. Start ASAP Chances are you will find items in [...]

By | 2018-06-22T23:31:37+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

Summer Reading for Senior Citizens

Did you know the 70% of seniors list reading as something they enjoy? We found books that will make your aging loved one laugh, feel intrigued and get lost in a story. No one is too old to be drawn into a novel. While seniors might have trouble seeing small print, there are many assistive [...]

By | 2018-06-20T20:07:44+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

Be A Tourist in Your Own Town

Over time you may notice yourself or a loved one become less active in later years. Getting out of the house is an important part of mental and physical health. The temptation for seniors to sit and watch television grows as their mobility decreases with age. We recommend that caregivers, family members, and friends encourage [...]

By | 2018-05-30T16:44:27+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments

Tips for Difficult Family Conversations

There comes a time when family members start to notice that their elderly parents need assistance. Family caregivers encounter many difficult conversations from driving, personal care, housework, and finances. Hard conversations can leave older adults feeling like they are not in control of their life. This feeling would make anyone frustrated or angry. We [...]

By | 2018-05-04T15:20:03+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Caregivers|0 Comments