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A Better Option for Senior Drivers

When an older driver reaches the time that he needs to stop doing so, perhaps what would make the process easier is having a good option for getting around. After all, in the U.S., driving a car is a mode of independence, and giving that up is a huge step. But there...

Tips for Working with Caregiving Aides

David Troxel, the well-known author of the “Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care,” and an Alzheimer’s caregiver himself, tells a story of how he taught his mother’s caregiving aides how to prepare afternoon tea. This article first appeared at BrightFocus.org and...

Talking with a Senior About Driving – Call in the Supports

At this time of year, with holidays and family gatherings, we often notice things in an elder’s daily life that we may not have noticed before.  Perhaps you are visiting and notice dents or scratches on the car your parent drives.   Or they’ve had a recent...

Top Three Aging Articles to Begin Your Week

Move Over Nursing Homes – There’s Something Different Ever heard of the Green House Project?  If not, you may be pleasantly surprised by this great alternative to a nursing home.   How to Cut Your Family’s Elder Care Bills A few things to consider and steps to...

65 Million

November is National Caregivers Month, a month that is meant to be a tribute to family caregivers, and a time to bring awareness to the day to day heroic role they play in the United States.  The National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP estimate there are 65 million...