Tips for Caring for a Senior Who is Suffering from Shingles

Shingles can be a miserable and even dangerous condition for an elderly adult to have. Coming from the same virus that causes chickenpox, the varicella zoster virus, shingles causes a red, blistering rash that can cause severe pain and itching and last for several weeks. If not handled properly, a shingles virus that occurs on the face can spread into the eye and lead to eye damage and even blindness. If you are a family caregiver for one of the 1 ... Read more

How can Identity Thieves Steal Your Elderly Loved One’s Information?

If you are responsible for the elderly care of an aging loved one, you might already be aware that seniors are at an even higher risk for identity theft than their younger counterparts. This is due to many reasons, one being that the thieves might think that can get away with it easier, or that your loved one’s information is easier to steal. Regardless of their reasoning, though, there are several ways that identity thieves can go about stealing your elderly mother ... Read more

Take Charge of Your Time Management as a Family Caregiver

Finding the time to do everything that you want and need to do as a family caregiver might feel to you a bit like fitting puzzle pieces into place. Using the right tools and techniques for you can help you to get the most out of every minute of every day. Start Using a Planner or a Calendar Many people who have a difficult time managing their time effectively aren't using a calendar or planner of any sort. This means that you're relying ... Read more

Using the Plate Plan to help your Diabetic Parent

Creating a diabetic meal plan can be confusing. Between the carbohydrate counting approach, the low glycemic index model or the plate plan—it can be difficult to know which direction and what plan to incorporate. For those seeking an easy to follow plan that does not require constant counting of carbohydrates, the plate plan may be the ideal model. It will be important, however, to ensure that your loved one keep a close eye on their blood sugar levels in order to ... Read more

What Can Put Your Aging Loved One at Risk for Tuberculosis?

Many people might think of tuberculosis as a thing of the past, but you can be assured that this once-devastating disease is still alive and well. Although it saw a massive outbreak in the 20th century, in today’s society, tuberculosis is more rare, and more treatable. Tuberculosis, an infectious lung disease, is spread by airborne germs. One must usually be in contact with these germs for a long time before they can grow and the person becomes sick. When they do become ... Read more