Can You Make Home Care Easier for Your Senior, even if She Doesn’t Want It?

As excited as you might be about senior care providers coming to help you and your elderly family member, she may not feel anywhere near as cheerful about it. Here are some ways to help.       Don't Avoid the Conversation If you already know how your senior may feel about this idea, you probably aren't a huge fan of bringing it up. That doesn't mean that you can avoid it forever, though. Sit down with her and let her know why you're thinking about ... Read more

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a UTI? 

A woman's risk of developing a urinary tract infection during her lifetime is between 40 and 50%. Though the risk is lower, men can and do develop these infections as well. The risk of developing another infection increases each time a person suffers and infection. As a family caregiver, you should know that while UTIs are common, they can result in symptoms that are difficult and even dangerous for your aging parent. Being able to recognize the signs and symptoms of ... Read more

Could RBD Sleep Behavior Disorder be a Factor in Dementia?

  A study by Denmark's Aarhus University found a link between the sleep disorder known as RBD and certain forms of dementia. People with RBD have lower levels of dopamine and show increased signs of brain inflammation. For people with RBD, this could be an indicator of a higher risk of Parkinson's disease, Lewy Bodies, and other forms of dementia.     There is the possibility that this sleep disorder could lead to certain forms of dementia. As RBD is treatable with certain antidepressants, there ... Read more