Experts have said that by the time you’re approaching 40 and a loved one is around 70, you should have had the “talk” about issues so many families want to avoid. The Home Instead Senior Care network refers to that as...Read More
Independent research by the Home Instead Senior Care® network of seniors, adult children, senior care and legal professionals provided new insights into the dynamics of the conversations that do – and do not – take place between Baby Boomers and their aging...Read More
Q: Since my wife of 45 years died, my cigarette smoking has gotten worse. I think part of it is just boredom. I know I should get serious about stopping, but I seem to be in a rut. I was so accustomed to caring for her, I feel as though I’m at loose ends.
Q: My 90-year-old dad is suffering from congestive heart failure and I think he is near the end of his journey. Doctors won’t talk with us about what’s next, though, and our family is struggling to find the information, and help, we need. My 85-year-old mother is exhausted and none of us...Read More
Isolation is not a good idea for anyone. “Social butterflies” do tend to fare better when it comes to overall health and well-being, research reveals. But individuals have to be careful with whom they are socializing.
Having regular positive interactions with family and friends and being...Read More
Q: My dad is fiercely independent and is still living on his own in Daytona Beach at age 90. But he is getting so wobbly that I fear for his safety. He’s proud and he’ll only use a walker about half the time. A broken hip is what doctors said led to the death of his mother, who fell at the age...Read More
Q: My parents both died of Alzheimer’s disease and now that I’m approaching 80, I am worried the same thing will happen to me. Since my husband died last year, I feel like I’m becoming more forgetful. Could that be a sign of something wrong? Isn’t there anything I can do?
Q: Since my husband of 53 years died six months ago, I just haven’t been able to sleep. My house seems so big and empty. My children are worried about me and don’t know how to help. What do you suggest?
You’ve suffered a major loss and a traumatic life event...Read More
Q: My blood pressure has been bouncing around for the past few years, especially since I have become a full-time family caregiver to my wife of 52 years. I know I need more help, but it’s so difficult to ask. My children are busy with their own lives. I’m not sure what to...Read More
Q: My father was just diagnosed with prostate cancer that the doctor described as slow growing and non-aggressive. In fact, he has opted for something he calls “active surveillance” or watch and wait. I am concerned about this as I don’t want my dad to get in a situation...Read More