They are currently understood to result in quite a few short-term negative effects, for example, memory loss and confusion, but new research connects several of the stronger anticholinergic drugs (like those prescribed for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, depression, and overactive bladder)… Read More
As a family caregiver, you likely experience various feelings each day: shared laughter over a joke with a senior loved one; worry over a health concern; and of course, once in a while, irritations. We want only the best for… Read More
An adult daughter and her mother spending time
The first signs are likely to be so subtle that most people would not even notice that anything is amiss. Mom is outgoing, friendly, and conversational while visiting loved ones and while running errands. However those closest to her are… Read More
atlanta dementia care
Remarkable research is honing in ever nearer to the eradication of Alzheimer’s disease, this time through two medications already developed and approved by the FDA. This enables accelerated clinical trials and we hope fast-tracking us closer to a treatment.… Read More
Lonely, Senior Woman Sitting by Window with Eyes Closed
With well over 325 million people living in the U.S. alone, it’s not easy to think that loneliness could be so common. Nonetheless, over 50% of the elderly live alone, and more than a million of them are estimated to… 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
Happy funny senior couple playing hulahop in park
Remember that feeling as a young child as soon as the school bell rang, signifying the end of grammar and the beginning of the best part of the day: recess? There was an immense sensation of freedom dashing out onto… Read More
A happy grandmother with her family on Christmas Eve
From the second the door swings open and your elderly family member wraps you in a warm embrace, through the festive holiday meal and each timeless family tradition, opportunities abound for not only quality time together, but additionally to evaluate… Read More
caregiver assisting senior woman with walker outside
Falls among older people are all too frequent and may have dire consequences. Taking preventative measures is important, including examining the house for fall dangers like throw rugs or other trip and fall hazards, poor lighting, and a lack of… Read More
senior man in hospital eating
Even though we might imagine a Norman Rockwell-worthy Thanksgiving get-together, with the whole family enjoying high-quality time together and Grandma’s traditional dishes, the actuality for a number of families may include something unforeseen: a trip to the hospital. The fact… Read More