Aging Parents

We've all heard the saying "don't judge a book by its cover." It's a lesson we probably all first learned about when we were quite young. more

Jan 3, 2018 9:52 AM Articles 1 Comments

My mother is in a rapid decline with dementia, as well as other health issues. She is unable to be alone for any time period. more

Dec 21, 2017 10:52 AM Carenotes 2 Comments

The Spectrum of Hope offers practical advice, wisdom, and real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. more

Dec 13, 2017 2:09 PM Book Club

Confusion spreads, his people change, his world is suddenly very strange. He fights against it, holds it tight, surrounds himself with those, who make his world bright. more


As caregivers, it is an understatement to say that our lives are busy. Our days may be filled with endless tasks such as helping a parent with bathing, administering medications, managing appointments and insurance claims. more

Dec 8, 2017 10:00 AM Articles

Would love to see information about only children who are caregivers with no help and no money. I lost my RN job because of Mom’s illness. It’s really sad and I am so tired, so worn out. more

Dec 8, 2017 9:59 AM Carenotes 2 Comments

The biggest concern I have is that I worry that if  my 78-year-old mother falls and I won't be able to pick her up off the floor. more

Dec 1, 2017 11:36 AM Carenotes 1 Comments

That’s my dad with his beautiful snow-white curls framed by the lake. He still knows me, but the last stroke left him in a wheelchair, in an adult family home, and with dementia. His love of 65 years has been gone for almost two years now. more

Dec 1, 2017 10:31 AM Articles

Being Independent and aging is not an easy task. With aging, the health and independence of our parents take a back seat. And they seem to become increasingly dependent on others for their daily tasks. more

Nov 28, 2017 3:44 PM Articles 1 Comments

Christmas is coming and I am not looking forward to it.  I love my family but I am so drained and tired from caring for my sick mother that I just want to get away by myself. more

Nov 27, 2017 12:50 PM Carenotes 3 Comments

“Am I 90 Yet? Mom asked. I heard those Unknown Objectwords many times the last year of mother’s life. My mother’s memory was fading. Nevertheless, she was still sharp in certain areas, for example; more

Nov 17, 2017 3:36 PM Articles 2 Comments

As colder temperatures set in, many new threats to seniors’ health and safety emerge. To help ensure seniors’ safety through the winter, it’s important to consider potential threats both inside and outside the home and make preparations more

Nov 13, 2017 2:21 PM Articles

My 95-year-old mother-in-law is burning a lot of what she cooks and we are afraid she will catch the house on fire. She loves to cook. more

Nov 10, 2017 2:43 PM Carenotes 1 Comments

My dad will soon to be 93.  He has congestive heart failure and an aneurysm in the aorta. He is frail after having some serious falls in the last eight months, including passing out for several hours in his kitchen. more

Nov 3, 2017 4:31 PM Carenotes 3 Comments

Are you caregiving for a loved one with dementia? Does your loved one share a residence with you? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you most likely worry about your loved one’s safety, especially when he or she is alone at home. more

Nov 3, 2017 2:42 PM Articles

While They’re Still Here is a poignant story about a family that heals old wounds as they guide each other through the most vulnerable chapter of their lives in caregiving. more

Oct 30, 2017 12:15 PM Book Club

Suggestions to help keep the home safe, more

Oct 24, 2017 2:07 PM Articles

After eight years of taking care of both parents by herself, Mary had a stroke. The stroke affected her mobility and leg strength, but most importantly to Mary, it meant her caregiving days were over. more

Sep 26, 2017 12:16 PM Editor's Pen

I care for my husband who is in an advanced stage of Alzheimer's.  I love my husband dearly but he no longer knows me nor can we have the wonderful conversations we used to have.  It gets very very lonely. more

Sep 25, 2017 12:00 AM Carenotes 1 Comments

I am a co-facilitator of a local Alzheimer's support group.  The trouble I am having is that the caregivers are dealing with various stages of the disease and some have already lost their loved ones. more

Sep 4, 2017 2:00 AM Carenotes 6 Comments