senior couple visiting a doctor
Of the many responsibilities a family caregiver faces, possibly the most daunting is managing health conditions. The National Council on Aging reports that nearly ¾ of all seniors are diagnosed with at least two chronic illnesses, and they are seeing… Read More
Senior woman with daughter online purchasing together
Among the hardest struggles for older adults is accepting the necessity for help with financial matters. Personal finances are both extremely personal and a representation of our independence, and adult children specifically are sometimes met with opposition when helping elderly… Read More
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Our facial expressions divulge so much to people around us, and when you are feeling an unusual amount of stress, well-meaning family members will surely recognize it, possibly encouraging you to simply, “Cheer up, buttercup!” The truth is, of course,… Read More
Senior Couple on Scooter
A quick Google search for the word “aging” returns topics such as “coping with aging,” “what you can do about aging,” and even “the cure to aging.” The negative connotations to growing older are, sadly, so ingrained in our culture… Read More
Looking back on their love-filled years together
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-altering – for the person being diagnosed, of course, but just as much for his or her loved ones. It’s important for family caregivers to allow themselves ample time to process the changes… Read More
Depressed senior man sitting with female carer
It’s a conflict that arises for many families: older adults adamantly want to age in place at home, while their loved ones worry about their safety. And there’s an argument to be made in both instances. Older adults, particularly those… Read More
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They’re common concerns in older years: fatigue, sleeping problems, lack of appetite. And Atlanta Home Care Partners, providers of personal care Decatur families trust, understands that sometimes they’re written off as just that. Yet for as many as 8 million… Read More
Grown daughter talking to parents at home
Our natural instinct when suspecting the early stages of potential cognitive decline in ourselves or a senior loved one is to look the other way, denying the problem. However, the Alzheimer’s Association advises that it’s crucial to face the issue… Read More
Senior woman in hospital bed
For older adults, undergoing medical procedures usually includes some inherent risks, but there’s a little-known effect impacting a significant number of seniors after surgery that people need to be conscious of: POCD (postoperative cognitive dysfunction). POCD occurs in more than… Read More
The most commendable and admirable decision adult children will make is to open up their house to elderly parents. Our parents raised and took care of us when we needed help and support, so it seems like a no-brainer to… Read More