When Elderly Sleep a Lot

When Elderly Sleep a Lot

If you’re helping care for an elderly person, you may notice an increase in the amount of time they sleep. If you are concerned about changing sleep patterns, try to identify what is happening that may cause increased sleep. As you identify possible reasons, it may be...
Discussing a DNR with Your Loved One

Discussing a DNR with Your Loved One

For the adult family members of an aging loved one, this is a difficult subject; perhaps it’s also difficult for the elderly person as well. But because it is an important topic, let’s cover Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders and provide some helpful information. A DNR...
Putting Names to Faces

Putting Names to Faces

Every family has a history, comprised of the record of photographs of people, places and things that make up life. Photos today are usually digital, stored on a hard drive or social media channel. But for the past 100 years, photo were prized keepsakes, carefully...
The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch

As we age, we often become more isolated. Many senior adults lose their husband or wife after decades of marriage; their adult children may be busy with work and children; illness and mobility issues can stand in the way of longtime activities or hobbies shared with...
Pain Management in the Elderly

Pain Management in the Elderly

As we age, our bodies just don’t work the way they did when we were younger. And for some, pain becomes more and more of an issue in our daily lives. Just as a medical professional does, ask your elderly family member to learn to assess their pain level on a one to 10...

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