Why it is Important to Create a Loving Legacy for Your Children This Valentine’s Day

Why it is Important to Create a Loving Legacy for Your Children This Valentine’s Day

Are you trying to find a card or gift for your older adult children for Valentine’s Day? Do you find it harder as the years go by? How do you say “I love you” as your children age? Do they have concerns now or for the future, do any of those concerns include you, as parents? With thoughts of showing our love during the month of February and the entire year, we would like to share a few ways that you can show your love for your family. You can...
Five Significant Changes that May Show Your Parent Needs In-Home Care

Five Significant Changes that May Show Your Parent Needs In-Home Care

After a continued period of social distancing, traveling restrictions, and limited opportunities to see loved ones in person, were you able to visit with your aging parent during the holidays? Even though technology has enabled many of us to remain connected, there are certain things that you can do, or that are easier to notice, in person. When you are visiting in person with an aging parent, it is important to pay attention to even the...
What To Look For When Visiting Relatives During The Holidays

What To Look For When Visiting Relatives During The Holidays

Are you planning to discuss long-term care with your parents during the holiday season?  What exactly is long-term care planning?  The National Institute on Aging defines long-term care planning as steps to meet a person’s health or personal care needs during a long or short period of time. With the help of these services, people may be able to live as independently and safely as possible even though they can no longer perform...
How to Best Support an Aging Parent Who is Newly Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

How to Best Support an Aging Parent Who is Newly Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Has your aging parent recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease?  Do you know what Alzheimer’s Disease is?  Do you know what the impact of this diagnosis may be?  Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia that can cause problems with memory, thinking, cognition, and behavior. Symptoms usually, although not always, develop slowly and worsen over time.  The end-stages of the disease can become life-threatening. Although...
Warning Signs Your Aging Parent May Need Memory Care Soon

Warning Signs Your Aging Parent May Need Memory Care Soon

Becoming more forgetful can be as natural a symptom of aging as gray hair. How do you decipher this forgetfulness from more serious symptoms of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia that may require a greater level of care? Let us review warning signs your aging parent may need memory care soon. If your parent has been repeatedly asking the same question or losing his or her train of thought mid-sentence, this can be a warning sign. If your...