Alzheimer’s Disease, Another Full-Time Job

We have posted before about how difficult it can be to balance caregiving for loved ones while holding down a regular job. The toll of juggling responsibilities can cause poor health for the caregiver, such as exhaustion, depression, and bad eating habits. [...]

2018-01-12T17:54:32+00:00 January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Taking Away the Car Keys

Having the talk with your elderly parents about driving is never easy. This article by Prairie Rose Care Management does a great job describing some of the difficult aspects of that situation. http://prairierosecare.com/taking-away-the-car-keys/ "A family meeting was called to discuss the [...]

2017-10-06T20:30:40+00:00 October 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Falls: High Costs and Steeper Risks

One of the most recurring incidents among elders is falls. Each year, one third of elders aged 65 or older suffers a fall. While falling may seem a rather benign occurrence for most young and not-so-young people, the effects on older [...]

2017-10-26T18:47:51+00:00 September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Get Thee to a Doctor!

It is a natural part of life. But when the sadness persists and interferes with everyday life, it may be depression. Depression is not a normal part of growing older. It is a treatable medical illness, much like heart disease or [...]

2017-10-26T18:54:38+00:00 August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

The Silent Scourge of Elder Suicide

I recently read about an elderly couple from West Allis who made a suicide pact. Virginia Wilcox suffered from Alzheimer’s and her husband Paul was her primary caregiver. Having been married for 48 years, they were entirely devoted to one another. [...]

2017-10-26T19:06:03+00:00 August 19th, 2017|0 Comments