Why Isn’t Your Senior Excited about Having Your Help?

As your senior grows older, you may find that she needs more and more of your help. You may be perfectly happy to do whatever you can for her as her caregiver, but that doesn't mean that she'll be happy to receive that help.     Her Life Is Changing While you might think that your senior doesn't realize how much she needs your assistance, you might be surprised. She knows that her life is changing and it's possible that she's doing everything that she ... Read more

What Do You Know About White Matter Disease?

Have you heard of white matter disease? It's an age-related disorder in which the nerves that connect areas of the brain and connect the brain to the spinal cord deteriorate. There is no cure, and it's seen most in the elderly.     White matter disease gets its name because the deterioration affects the type of brain tissue known as white matter. It's the brain tissue that helps you walk, think, and maintain balance. The white matter helps you solve problems and memorize or learn ... Read more

Does My Elderly Father Need Walking Aides?

With age comes a range of illnesses and health issues that can affect how well elderly people can care for themselves. They may need help from people like family caregivers and senior care assistants to accomplish basic tasks. If they are no longer steady on their feet, it may be time for walking aides. If your elderly father seems to have some problems lately with mobility and balance, it may be time for a cane or a walker. The risk of ... Read more