Helping Your Older Parents Stay Happy and Healthy

by Robert Stall MD, Geriatrician If you're fortunate enough to have one or both parents still living, you may have noticed a role reversal taking place in your relationship. Remember the days when Mom shuttled you to the doctor … [Read more...]

Holiday Blues: Depression in the Elderly

The holiday season is quickly coming upon us. If you are a caregiver for an elderly loved one, you may notice a change in your loved one's mood as the holidays approach. Perhaps you are one of many who live a distance away and … [Read more...]

Understanding a Caregiver’s Stress

A 2003 study of caregivers has proven that the off-repeated adage "stress can kill you" is true. The focus of the investigation was the effect the stress of caregiving had on caregivers. A team of researchers at Ohio State … [Read more...]

Caregivers Take Care

Caregiving can be very stressful and demanding. In the case of a healthy spouse or a child living with a disabled person at home, caregiving can be a 24 hour, 7 day a week commitment. But even for the caregiver not living in the … [Read more...]

Using a Professional Geriatric Care Manager

Utilizing the services of a professional geriatric care manager should be something that every family considers, but in reality very few families know about care managers or use them.  Geriatric care managers can go a long ways … [Read more...]