Think of your father. What is his favorite food? His favorite hobby? Where did he meet your mother? What is his proudest moment? Think of all these memorable moments in his life and ask another question: Does he have trouble remembering these moments?
The last thing we expected when we found each other was that our journey would include Alzheimer’s Disease.
While many of us do not like to think that we will ever need such a plan, too often the lack of advance care planning can result in questioning, confusion, or disagreement among family members trying to envision what you would want if you were unable to speak for yourself.
Many people are confused about what hospice really means. They think hospice patients are simply lying in bed, waiting for the end to come. However, the goal of hospice care is to help patients enjoy the remaining moments of their lives to their fullest in a way that values comfort, peace and quality of life.
Joyce Springer needed to be closer to her three children; her three children and grandchildren needed her closer to them.
Many baby boomers have started to retire or have begun thinking about their future plans for retirement. If these plans include residing in a retirement community, finding the right one is key to a comfortable and quality life for a retiree.
Calculating Expenses, Determining How to Pay for It.
As we get older, if our parents are still living, we will probably need to help care for them in some way. This can cause significant stress in relationships, particularly newer partnerships that have begun in midlife.
Holidays for caregivers hold unique challenges that can be successfully met with strategies for healthy priorities and refocused expectations.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Providence Hospice of Seattle are using the national "We Honor Veterans" campaign, a comprehensive program funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aimed at treating veterans at the end of their lives, to benefit veterans.
The best time to make decisions regarding long-term care is well before it’s needed. An unexpected illness or injury may force you or a loved one into making hasty decisions.
Helping your parents understand when it is time to turn in their car keys for safety is an important, but difficult task. Here are several tips to make that job easier.
Learn about some of the gadgets that are available on the market today which can make your job of caregiver much simpler and less stressful.
Find out what the health risks are of being a fulltime family caregiver, and what you can do to seek help.
Assisted living facilities are no longer dirty or lonely. Today's senior homes provide a healthy and happy atmosphere for older individuals.