Preparing for a heat wave

June 26, 2023 — Make sure your loved one is ready to “take the heat” this summer. Older bodies are less able to cope with excessive heat, so it’s important to ensure safeguards are in place. Check in with your relative’s doctor. Certain chronic conditions and medications increase an older adult’s risk of heat stroke. Get advice on optimal... Read More

Dementia: Is travel realistic?

June 19, 2023 — If you are considering a trip with your loved one this summer, do yourself a favor and reflect on the realities of travel when a person has dementia. The disease is likely to be a prominent third guest in your plans, requiring consideration every step of the way. The disruption may make this less of... Read More

What is “elder abuse”?

June 12, 2023 — Exploitation of older adults is an issue none of us likes to think about. But it’s a growing problem. One in 10 Americans age 60 or older has experienced some form of elder abuse. It is estimated that up to 5 million elders are abused each year. Elder abuse includes intentional acts of malice. Also,... Read More

Tips for vacationing without Mom

June 5, 2023 — We all need time away from constant responsibility. Sometimes the best way to care for your loved one is to take an extended break and recharge your batteries. If your relative is fairly independent, consider these other services that may be helpful: A daily check-in call from a friend or nearby relative. Or from a... Read More