February is American Heart Month: 5 Tips for a Healthier Heart

February 2018 is American Heart Month. An estimated 600,000 people die because of heart disease every year.In fact, heart disease is the number one cause of death for both women and men. During the month of February, people are asked to honor those they have lost to heart disease, and also to learn more about heart disease and how it can be prevented. Below are five tips to help your older adult relative to achieve better heart health.  #1 Keep an Eye ... Read more

June is Effective Communications Month: Tips for Better Communication with Seniors

As a family caregiver, you have lots of opportunities to talk to your parent. Sometimes, though, talking to elderly people can be difficult because of age-related changes, like hearing loss and cognitive decline. If you find yourself sometimes feeling frustrated after trying to have a conversation with your parent, rather than focusing on what makes it difficult to talk to your parent, working on bettering your communication skills could be the more effective route. Below are some tips to make communicating ... Read more