Posted on December 7, 2022 - According to the CDC, about one in four adults act as informal or unpaid caregivers for someone with a long-term illness or disability. By 2030, approximately 71 million people will be 65 years or older, so the need for caregivers will only increase. There are many different fulfilling benefits to being a caregiver. For example, many people enjoy having a meaningful purpose, feeling needed and useful, developing extended friendships and networks, and appreciating learning about life as well as themselves and others. Caregiving at the end of life can also provide an opportunity for expressing gratitude and love while finding closure.
Posted on December 5, 2022 - A new Canadian website aims to help dementia patients—along with their loved ones, caregivers, and health care providers—have the difficult conversation about when to give up driving.
Posted on November 30, 2022 - Walking through a winter wonderland is beautiful, but cold weather can be dangerous, especially for seniors. While we usually have more temperate weather than our friends in the north, it can dip into the 20s and even the teens here on occasion. From frigid temperatures to isolation, cold weather hazards are real. Here are four ways to be safe when the mercury plunges.
Posted on November 28, 2022 - Medicare open enrollment ends December 7th. Here’s a great explanation of your options if you plan on comparison shopping and resources to get help.
Posted on November 22, 2022 - Do you ever hurt your own feelings? Here are some tips to stop negative self talk.