Holidays when a loved one has dementia?

Holidays when a loved one has dementia?

The holidays are coming. We all look forward to the feasts and family time. But what if you have a parent, elder or loved one who is struggling with the beginnings of dementia? What if you return to your family home and realize that Mom or Dad can no longer manage...
Managing Pain in Elders

Managing Pain in Elders

By Elizabeth Landsverk, MDOlder adults are more likely to experience pain than the general population but they may be less likely to be treated for it. The most common reason that pain in elders is under treated is that it is under reported. Many elders consider pain...
Helping Your Elder Avoid Falls

Helping Your Elder Avoid Falls

Taking a tumble is no trivial matter for older adults, but falling is by no means an inevitable part of aging. The sheer numbers related to falling – which happens to more than one-third of Americans over age 65 each year – are terrifying: According to the U.S....