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We usually think of the bed as a safe place, but bed-related injuries to the skin are unfortunately common. These include bruises from bumping into bed posts and other furniture at night, and bed sores from the inability to change

We all know that driving is directly tied to a person’s independence. Whether you’re a sixteen-year-old setting out on the road for the first time or a senior maintaining their daily routine through driving, access to a car can be

When eldercare comes knocking on the door, many people run in the opposite direction; but not you. Whether you assumed the job, sought it, or inherited the responsibility out of obligation, even guilt, chances are you accepted—willingly or otherwise—your role

It can be upsetting and frustrating when a loved one with dementia forgets who his/her family members are. Sometimes it’s a case of not being able to recognize faces. Many times I have heard family members say, “He thinks I

Ideally, parents come to their senses and hand over the car keys when their driving skills become compromised. Part One of this series offered tips on negotiating impaired drivers off the road. Part Two encourages older drivers to monitor their

Failing to yield to cars or pedestrians who have the right-of-way Driving too slow Stopping for green lights and in the middle of an intersection Drifting into the wrong lane Experiencing near misses Weak neck muscles making head turning in both directions difficult Difficulty seeing and

The holidays are here. You come face-to-face with your parents. You see it loud and clear and aware that eldercare problems require your immediate attention. Take a deep breath. You know for certain that your parents can no longer live on

There are advantages as to why our parents should establish binding estate plans; yet statistics confirm that many people don’t bother to do so. One assumption is that estate planning is only a concern of the wealthy.  Also, married people

People with dementia who are also experiencing alcoholism or alcohol abuse is a very challenging situation for family members to manage. Alcoholism speeds the decline in the skills needed for independent living, worsens behavioural problems, and raises concerns of safety

Let’s say Mom and Dad have decided to move into a retirement community or move closer to you, and now they want you to handle the process of selling their home. Where do you start? Worse yet, what if you