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
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
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
Q&A by Dr. Leslie Kernisan
Q: My 88-year-old father lives in his own home about 100 miles from us. He’s been living alone since my mother died five years ago. I thought he looked rather thin last time we saw him.
Part 1 discusses the complications of why siblings don’t help, including the fact that parents are often a part of the problem. This blog offers proven tips on putting up a good fight and not letting siblings off the hook.
An unfortunate truth about family caregiving is that responsibilities between siblings when it comes to the care of parents are often unevenly and unfairly distributed. You can ask for your siblings’ help until you are blue in the face; yet
Warning! Do NOT bring up sensitive eldercare topics (like giving up the car keys and moving out of the family home) during family holiday visits. Without proper preparation, parents, siblings, relatives, and friends of your parents can and will turn