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Adaptive apparel should be designed with one goal in mind - to make dressing easier. Whether you are a caregiver, someone who struggles with independent dressing, or are simply purchasing for a loved one, there are some important questions to consider.  Many

I'll never forget the day my aunt found my grandmother eating a handful of pills while watching her favorite show on television. She had thought they were M&Ms—the first sign that my grandma was living with dementia. My aunt knew then

“I am never, EVER moving out of this house, and that’s that!” If you have ever been on the receiving end of words to that effect, my blog series about moving a reluctant parent out of the house is for

Assisting parents who are willing to relocate out of the family home and into a more elder-friendly environment is one thing. Expect an altogether different experience when Mom and Dad dig in their heels and refuse to move. When home-safety is

The following are a number of questions to be used as a working outline in maneuvering through these scenarios. Each requires input and shared conversation with a guide or mentor to monitor and direct the conversations and the powerful emotions they

Good for you. You were brave enough to get tested, and your courage will pay off bigtime. Not only will you be able to stay in control of your decision-making process, you will also be minimizing risk of accidents to

You've probably heard the expression, "timing is everything." That statement is especially true when it comes to talking to aging parents and about sensitive eldercare-related subjects. Think about a past situation when an important conversation, which you initiated, went haywire. Perhaps

I have been a geriatric mental health clinician since 2010. One of the most complex and perplexing conditions that I have seen in those 65 and older is delirium and it's confusion. Of the troubling “3Ds” (Delirium, Depression and Dementia)

Care coordination. Continuity of care. Team planning. Care manager. Or how about cognitive capacity, disorientation, palliative, terminal, agitated, delirious, Demented…..AHH! There are so many terms that healthcare professionals toss around casually and families and patients struggle to follow along and

When it comes to holiday gift-giving, what do you buy the individuals who already have everything, and want nothing? My personal strategy for gift-giving has everything to do with honoring my beloved elders with gifts that touch their hearts and souls