How Can You Bounce Back from Difficult Behavior Aimed Your Way?

Some aging adults find that they're scared, angry, or confused about how their life is going. They may even be in pain or unable to articulate what is wrong. As a result, they can start to lash out with behavior that can be extremely difficult for someone who loves them to manage. This might include abusive language, physical abuse, and more. You Can't Take it Personally The first step in reframing your senior's upsetting behavior is to remember that even if it's ... Read more

Six Things Your Dad’s Medicine Cabinet Must Have

You spend a lot of time getting your dad's house organized. Have you stopped to look at the supplies he has in his medicine cabinet? There are six things that every household should have. Check this list and make sure his cabinet has these vital supplies. #1 – Antibiotic Ointment A bottle of Neosporin or a generic version is a must for any cabinet. When your dad gets a scratch or cut, he should apply the ointment and follow it with a bandage. ... Read more

What Kinds of Changes Might You Notice in the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease with Your Senior?

So many changes come with an Alzheimer's diagnosis. One that might be more difficult for you and your aging adult to manage can be the communication problems that Alzheimer's can bring. Here are just a few of the ways that your communication might change with your elderly family member. Trouble Finding Words for Common Items Once in a while you may even have trouble finding the right word for an object or concept. On its own, this doesn't mean that you or your ... Read more

What Does Support Mean for You as a Caregiver?

Every family caregiver needs a different level and type of support. You may even find that your journey as a caregiver requires several different types of support in order to keep you and your aging adult going. Here are just a few of the types of support you might find helpful. Emotional Support Caregiving can be really difficult from an emotional standpoint. Depending on your relationship with your aging adult and her current health conditions, this can be exceptionally rough emotionally. Having ... Read more