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The Caregiving Task That’s More Stressful Than Divorce

When an aging loved one's health begins to fail, families are confronted by a variety of challenging decisions. Is it safe for grandma to still be driving? Can dad continue to live on his own? Should …


4 Countries With the Right Approach to Dementia Care

By the year 2050, 277 million aging adults are expected to be dependent on others for personal care. Of those 277 million, approximately half will be struggling with symptoms of dementia, according to…


How to Say ‘No’ to Caregiving

By Marlo Sollitto, contributing editor By nature, caregivers are nurturing people who put other's needs before their own. But how can you set limits without feeling guilty? Where do y…


Step Away From the Donut: The Perils of Emotional Eating

By Carol Bradley Bursack, editor As far back as breast or formula feeding, most of us learned that a sweet taste meant care and comfort. As we grew into more grown up foods, we genera…


10 Secrets That Aging Parents Keep

Your aging parent may be keeping secrets from you. Not necessarily lies, but withholding of information that may be important to their health, safety or general well-being. Sometimes, when elderly par…


14 Tips for an Elderly-Friendly Fourth of July

By June Fletcher, editor-in-chief Almost everyone looks forward to gathering with family and friends for a backyard barbecue. But if you've been dreading going to one because of your …


13 Secrets that Make Caregiving Easier

By Marlo Sollitto, Editor "As dad's Alzheimer's disease progresses, I don't know how to get through to him anymore." "There aren't enough hours in the day for me to get everything don…


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