Sharing your medical treatment and end of life wishes and with those you love, about what you want, or what your loved one wants, can be a difficult conversation to have. Most often we believe that because we have seen a lawyer and completed our Advance Directives that there is nothing more to do or say. Such is not the case, says our special guest this week, Joan Gibson.
Join me as I highlight the guide authored by me titled, “The Top 10 Things You Need to Know to Care for an Aging Loved One”. I will share information most important to know if you are assisting a loved one as they navigate life and the aging experience.
Social connection has long been associated with good quality of life, as well as positive physical and mental health outcomes for seniors. With the COVID-19 pandemic, most seniors are struggling to balance that quality of life with life itself.
Caregivers often hear, “You have to take care of yourself! “ What if you knew that a few small changes could mean less stress and exhaustion? And that while improving your own quality of life, you were also improving the quality of life for those you care for?
Family caregivers work tirelessly to give their loved ones a better quality of life. August is Wellness Month, and it’s a great time to remind caregivers to take a step back and think about their own wellness.
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Ever since he retired, my Dad has seemed down. I’m worried that he’s lonely, bored or depressed. What can I do to help him improve his mood?
People receive palliative care when curing their disease or condition is not their primary goal. Instead, palliative care focuses on quality of life. It can be given to anyone with a life-threatening illness.
Volunteering for that cause isn’t just a way to help the community, it also has powerful supportive effects on your mental and physical health.
Combating aging with art therapy has shown to be a powerful tool that can help your aging parent reconnect with themselves and the world. Painting, drawing, sculpting, paper crafts, writing, poetry, music, and even dance can all be part of an art therapy program.