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Chronic stress is often a matter of self-care. Note that I said chronic stress. We’ll all have stressful events in our lives. How we handle these events... Read more →


Well-meaning people often don’t know what to offer, so they say and do nothing. Instead, simply ask your friend if she’d like company. If she wants... Read more →


If you and your parents have frequent, casual conversations about options as they age, you’ll have an easier time with the transition than if you leave the topic until there’s a crisis... Read more →


With spring upon us, now is a good time to take an objective look at our care plans to see if there are any aspects in need of improvement. Use the pro/con approach below to see if you can make adjustments that will enhance your quality of life and that of your loved one... Read more →


...Sadly, this fact goes unrecognized, so adults with incontinence generally feel a degree of shame or self-blame. Some are even overtly shamed by friends or family. Read more →


Bladder cancer tends to occur in older people with about nine out of 10 with people who develop this cancer being over 55. The average age of people when they are diagnosed is 73. Though each person's risk of developing the cancer is individual... Read more →


...Many would rather use their precious time visiting with family members or seeing to their own health instead of filling out paperwork, juggling appointments, and searching for sources of financial assistance. This is where geriatric care managers (GCMs) come in. Read more →


Dad can walk with assistance but just getting him up and walking seems to bring on the urine flow, so even if we could catch him before he lets go, he doesn’t make it to the bathroom. In fact, it’s almost worse Read more →


"BrainGuide offers two memory questionnaires: one to take for yourself, and another for someone you care about. Each questionnaire takes less than ten minutes to complete. When you’re done, we’ll send you tailored resources based on the answers you gave us. All your responses are confidential." Read more →


For instance, if someone has cancer and they need emotional support, pain management, and stress relief they should be able to receive palliative care. In fact, palliative care began as a focus on helping cancer patients, though now it been expanded... Read more →