Aging & Health A to Z
Caregiving How To's
Sometimes, decisions about medical treatments must be made when the older person is too sick or is unable to express his or her own wishes.
Caring for an older person at home requires a team of people with different skills and perspectives. Doctors, nurses, social workers, and clergy all make important, specialized contributions, but family members or friends give the day-to-day care.
Communication problems can be frustrating for the older person and his or her caregiver. The older person may become upset because of not being able to hear or understand what others are saying, or because of having trouble expressing thoughts.
In our busy lives, all of us forget things at one time or another. As we age, this can happen more frequently and can be a natural part of the aging process. Some older people have little or no change in their memory, but, in others, forgetfulness can begin to interfere with their lives in a … more
Many older people experience problems in daily living because of chronic illnesses or health-related disabilities. Those difficulties restrict their ability to perform self-care. This inability for self-care is a common reason why older people seek help from outsiders, move to assisted living … more
Eldercare at Home covers over 25 topics, giving guidance and providing clear, practical instructions for dealing with common caregiving problems.