Study Shows Men and Women Age Differently In this Annual Editions article research was done on 150 men and women living in a community. The majority of the women were unmarried, living alone with some impairments and reduced financial resources. The men had fewer impairments; were more independent and exhibited more control over their environment. … Continue reading Men and Women Age Differently
When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's My mother had Alzheimer’s. It began with little strokes called TIAs where she would have numbness and tingling down one side of her body. She didn’t realize what they were. She was in the generation where women were not assertive so she did not tell the doctor’s assistant why … Continue reading My Firsthand Experience with Alzheimer’s
Screen Caregivers Carefully Finding the Caregiver who is a good fit for your loved one requires much scrutiny. Write down what times you need to have covered and what you expect them to do. What types of qualifications do they need to have? For instance, if you need someone to administer medications or insulin, you will need a … Continue reading Select Caregivers with Caution
Many older adults worry about the subtle changes taking place in their memory recall as they age. Memory processing in older adults does slow with aging. There may be increased difficulty concentrating or focusing with distractions and less efficient processing or storage of new information. Multi-tasking will be more difficult. Many older adults have experienced … Continue reading Is it normal aging or dementia?
Hoarding is described as the collecting of belongings to the point that it interferes with living and relationships. My mother hoarded after my father passed away. She had had a few mini-strokes (TIAs) and it may have damaged the center of her brain in which decision-making took place. As a result, she grew more and … Continue reading Does Your Parent Hoard?