A green sticky note with Parkinson’s disease written on it illustrates the need to understand the 5 stages of Parkinson’s disease.

Navigating the Stages of Parkinson’s Disease: What You Need to Know

More prevalent in men, and more prevalent than muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined, Parkinson’s disease affects approximately 7 – 10 million people globally, with another 600,000 US citizens diagnosed each year. Read More
A senior woman reads a prescription medication bottle as she learns about managing medications for seniors.

Managing Medications for Seniors: A Guide to Preventing Overmedication

The days of “take two aspirin and call me in the morning” have morphed into “take two of these…and two of these…and maybe one of those, too!” Nearly forty percent of older adults are taking at least five different prescription medications each day—not to mention vitamins, supplements, and OTC meds. Read More
A man experiencing mobility changes in older adults holds tightly to the railing with both hands while attempting to climb the stairs.

Watch for These Early Indicators of Mobility Changes in Older Adults

In echoing Benjamin Franklin’s timeless wisdom, the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings particularly true when it comes to the important issue of identifying and addressing mobility changes in older adults. Read More
Knowing the facts about vitamins for older adults, a woman holds a glass of water and the supplement she is about to take.

The Latest Recommendations on Vitamins for Older Adults

Minerals, vitamins, and supplements—oh my! 70 percent of seniors take them; but are they really necessary as we get older? After all, a balanced and healthy diet offers older adults necessary nutrients. Read More
A woman knows how to better advocate for a senior parent by accompanying her to her doctor’s appointment.

Four Important Ways to Better Advocate for a Senior Parent

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” — Dr. Seuss, The Lorax Serving as an advocate for a senior parent is perhaps one of the greatest honors—and responsibilities—you’ll have as a family caregiver. Read More
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Understanding Hospital-Acquired Delirium in Older Adults

Routine trips to the hospital for an older adult with a chronic illness can be an unwanted but necessary part of life to maintain maximum health and wellbeing. But, could that routine hospital stay actually be the culprit in a growing and disturbing trend—hospital-acquired delirium? Read More
Senior woman in wheelchair and arm sling at the hospital

What to Know When Returning Home After Surgery

What an incredible feeling it is when the doctor lets you know that your loved one is ready to be released from the hospital after surgery. But as they hand you that stack of discharge paperwork and instructions, a certain level of stress and anxiety may begin to creep in. Read More

Tips for Supporting a Loved One with Cancer

A diagnosis of cancer is life-changing, and it’s crucial for someone receiving this diagnosis to have a strong network of support. When a family member is undergoing cancer treatment, you might not be sure how to help them while maintaining appropriate boundaries. Read More

Simplify the Season: Managing Caring for Older Loved Ones During the Holidays

The holidays are an ideal time to spend time with friends and family members, but it’s rarely considered a relaxing time of year. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season, from shopping to social gatherings to family gatherings, can be incredibly stressful, and when you are caring for older loved ones, your own tasks can fall by the wayside. Read More

Family Caregivers: Don’t Leave Taking Care of Yourself Off Your Holiday To-Dos

It’s the happiest season of the year! However, if you’re one of the millions of people in America who is providing care for a senior family member, the approaching holidays may feel more like the most stressful time of the year. Read More