Caregiver Stress Test #2

To prevent caregiver stress, you must be aware and acknowledge that you are experiencing it. Monitor your stress levels on a regular  basis. Stress...

Maryland Home Health Care Directory

Our free directory page is sponsored by: The Maryland Home Health Care Directory is here to help you. Here you will find a listing of...

Home Modifications for Elderly: Meet Mike Shina CAPS

Looking for home modifications for elderly parent?  Talk to a Certified Aging in Place specialist. Certified Aging In Place Specialist "To a young couple, a house...

Episode 25 – Eldercare Communications Discussing future Living arrangements

 Diane Carbo: Welcome to caregiver relief, discussing financial matters. Tell us how we can approach financial matters. Diane Carbo: Discussing financial matters is probably one...

Praise God: Finally Reunited With Dad Today After 108 Days Apart

Praise God. I was reunited with my dad today after 108 days. This photo is in the chapel of his new nursing home. He was...

Looking for Herbal Tea Remedies?

Herbal tea remedies, for centuries, have been used as an alternative solution to treat many conditions -from gastric upset to constipation. There are many research...

Signs that You need to Increase the level of care Provided

by Diane (Your LIfe Care Advocate) Here is a list of things that you may want to observe to identify that more help is needed. PHYSICAL SIGNS 1....

Interviewing Potential Caregivers: Questions To Ask Here

  Questions to Ask when Interviewing Potential Caregivers   

Eldercare Manager and Eldercare Consultant Their Job is to Help...

An eldercare manager... or eldercare consultant ...or a geriatric care manager... can assist the family. They coordinate the care and services as the needs...

Alternative Medicine for Alzheimer’s Disease

Types of alternative medicine for Alzheimer’s disease involve herbs. Plant extracts and dietary supplements such as ...Huperzine A and gingko biloba. These are promoted to...

Beyond The Best Burger: Yelp Adds Hospital and Nursing Home Reviews

Have a bad experience with your loved one’s nursing home, or during a hospital stay?   Now you can tell the whole world about it on...

Ohio Home Health Care Directory

Our free directory page is sponsored by: The Ohio Home Health Care Directory will help you if your plans to "age in place" crashed into a debilitating illness or...

Elder Abuse Concerns

Kathy, from Huntington Beach, California, writes in about elder abuse concerns. Kathy writes: She is 88 and just recently fell. She was taken to the ER...

Dealing with the Loss of a Grandparent

"Because are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young ... without having to take daily responsibility for them... they can...

What is Alzheimer Symptoms?

Awareness of what is Alzheimer symptoms and recognizing its early warning signs and being tested for the disease so that treatment can begin as soon...

5 Essentials for Avoiding Elder Care Stress

Care for the elderly in home can be overwhelming. To avoid elder care stress it is important to help get organized and plan for...

Baby Boomer Generation Fears Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss

The Causes of Memory Loss The words dementia, Alzheimer’s and memory loss instill fear in the retiring baby boomers Scientific research now shown… that the causes...

Alzheimer’s Dementia and Hoarding Behavior

Anna of  Lodi, Calif writes in about a mom with Alzheimer's dementia and hoarding behaviors. I saw things with my mom now at 87 years...

Lewy Body Disease – A Type of Dementia

Lewy Body Disease Information You Should Know  Resembling symptoms caused by Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, Lewy body disease  (also called "dementia with Lewy bodies") is an oft-misdiagnosed...

It’s “National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day.” And here is why...

Diane Carbo, purveyor of this site, worries a lot about what will become of our aging LGBT population. That’s why she has asked me...

Types of Dementia A Dementia Overview

There are many types of dementia. As part of our dementia overview, I will break down those types into separate categories for you. Symptoms...

The Benefits of a Memory DVD for All Stages of Dementia

The benefits of a memory DVD was brought to my attention by Charlotte Bartlett. Charlotte's husband is presently in the late stages of dementia. Here...

Dementia Challenge:Introducing Change

Dementia Challenge: How to avoid negative behaviors when introducing change   Caring for someone with dementia is a challenging journey for all involved. Every day...

A month later: Sorrow and hurt, gratitude and self-care

This is a column about hurt and sorrow, self-care and gratitude. Let’s start with the hurt. A month after my dad’s death, I am still hurting....

Mississippi Directory of Health Care at Home

Our free directory page is sponsored by:   The Mississippi Directory of Health Care at Home (MS) is a listing of elderly home healthcare agencies...

Diabetes and Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)

When a family member has diabetes, it is important that those providing care know the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar and the...

Starting a Personal Care Home

Diane from Prescott Valley, AZ, is considering starting a personal care home. I have a friend that is 74 who needs nursing home care but...

Develop a Daily Routine Schedule

Having a written daily routine schedule will provide information to all caregivers. This is also an important  tool to have in place, in case...

Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, Inc.

  Founded in 1978, Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, Inc. is a not-for-profit, faith-based home care agency dedicated to a mission to serve and care....

Healthy Aging and Medical Recalls

What do healthy aging and medical recalls have in common? An educated consumer.   If you care for someone that suffers from dementia, there’s something you...