8 Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers and Seniors to Do Together

As a family caregiver to an older adult, when you do something that makes your aging relative happy, it probably makes you feel pretty good. Doing things for others might improve your sense of worth and bring you a sense of joy. Those are feelings that people need at any age, including well into old age. November 23 is Random Acts of Kindness Friday, so it’s the perfect day for caregivers and their aging relatives to spread some joy by committing unexpected ... Read more

Is My Elderly Mother Suffering from Depression?

Elderly adults experience a lot of changes in their life, from retiring and developing health issues to financial challenges and the deaths of loved ones. It’s very easy for seniors to experience feelings of stress, sadness, frustration, and anger for a while before feeling better. However, more elderly adults than ever are experiencing true depression that interferes with their daily life. If you think your elderly parent may be suffering from depression, you must educate yourself, so you know how to help ... Read more

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

Should You Be Seeking out Support Groups?

You may think that there's just too much going on in your life for you to take time out to go to a support group meeting. But what could you be missing out on if you don't make the time to go?       -You're Getting Away for a Little While Most people would list this later on the list, but if you're not getting a change of scenery very often, this could well be the top selling point for you. You absolutely need to ... Read more