Memory disorders, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, are a growing fear as we live longer and longer as a population. Dementia affects 5% of the older population alone and can often lead to Alzheimer’s or other neurodegenerative issues. Memory disorders are a scary concept and, when your relative is diagnosed, it can be very difficult… Read More What Can You Do About A Loved One’s Memory Disorder?
It’s all good and well figuring out what we need to be happy during our time on earth. But remember, life can’t always be all fun and games. We have responsibilities to our friends, family, and wider society. Take your parents, for example. While they’ll be proud of the life that you’re building, keep in… Read More Make Sure You’re Living Your Best Life, But Don’t Forget Your Parents
If you have an elderly relative who is at risk living alone, you might be thinking that nursing homes are the only alternative and they can alone keep your loved one safe. In fact, you will pay the price and reduce the quality of your relative’s life by taking away their independence. Depending on the… Read More Five Alternatives to Nursing Homes
Photo Credit One of life’s few inevitabilities is ageing. While this process is natural, it can be scary or difficult for many people, and this is why you need to make sure that you play an actively helpful role in your loved one’s lives as they approach later life. This, of course, can be difficult.… Read More Helping Your Elderly Loved Ones
Taking care of an elderly person is a rewarding experience. It’s also a tough one. Maybe you’ve decided to start doing some volunteer work at an elderly care facility. Perhaps you’ve made the decision to move in with an elderly loved one, or to move them into your own home. However you’ve come to this… Read More A Guide to Caring for the Elderly