Predicting Dementia Risk

Predicting Dementia Risk With the older adult population expected to increase over the next two decades, health officials around the globe expect a rise in the number of seniors living with dementia. To help identify people at risk for dementia—and to help them potentially reduce their risk for the cognitive disorder—researchers have created different models … Continue reading “Predicting Dementia Risk”

Caregiving: The Emotional Toll

Caregiving: The Emotional Toll Arthur Kleinman spent 10 years caring for his wife, Joan, who was diagnosed with a rare form of early Alzheimer’s disease when she was 59. Kleinman, a professor of psychiatry and medical anthropology at Harvard Medical School, said he studied illness and caregiving throughout his career; yet, he was not prepared … Continue reading “Caregiving: The Emotional Toll”

Struggling To Care For Your Elderly Loved Ones? Expert Opinions

Struggling To Care For Your Elderly Loved Ones? Expert Opinions Caring for elderly parents is indeed overwhelming, which is why some adult children ask eldercare experts for advice. Senior consultants, researchers who conduct studies on aging, and other eldercare experts know about the struggles of caring for elderly parents because many are experiencing—or have experienced—the … Continue reading “Struggling To Care For Your Elderly Loved Ones? Expert Opinions”

Problems With Telehealth and Seniors

Problems With Telehealth and Seniors Dan Makevich, a Bay Area, California resident, visits his doctor’s office in person for treatment of diabetes and respiratory problems. When the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hit the country earlier this year, Makevich said his doctor’s office canceled in-person visits and began scheduling appointments on Zoom, a platform for video … Continue reading “Problems With Telehealth and Seniors”

Helping the Elderly: Millennials Tackle Caregiving Duties for Aging Parents

Helping the Elderly: Millennials Tackle Caregiving Duties for Aging Parents Julia Torres was 26 years old and pregnant with her second child when her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease nine years ago. At the time, Torres, her husband, and daughter were living with her 55-year-old mother in Carlsbad, Calif. Torres took care of her … Continue reading “Helping the Elderly: Millennials Tackle Caregiving Duties for Aging Parents”

Senior Age Technology

Senior Age Technology  People in the later stages of dementia often have problems communicating their thoughts, needs, and feelings. The inability to tell someone that they are in pain, have trouble sleeping, or have any other problems can cause people with dementia to become frustrated, and possibly resist help from caregivers. Not only will the … Continue reading “Senior Age Technology”

Caregiving in the Age of COVID-19

Caregiving in the Age of COVID-19 There’s no doubt about it, the coronavirus disease has pushed people into the unexpected role of caregiver and made it harder for existing caregivers to do their job. For instance: People who once only waved at their elderly neighbor who lives alone are now making sure that their neighbor … Continue reading “Caregiving in the Age of COVID-19”

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is difficult even in the best of times. But a disaster or emergency can increase confusion for the person with Alzheimer’s and cause greater stress for the caregiver. Just the thought of an approaching disaster can raise anyone’s fears, … Continue reading “Emergency Preparedness Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers”