Of the over 809 million older adults in the world, many face barriers to mental healthcare, including lack of information, lack of referrals from primary physicians, high costs, and regulations.
As the current population ages, people feel more empowered to make informed decisions about their life choices and refuse to settle for what used to be the “expected” progression of aging. The elderly may not have the physical stamina or the health that they once did, but they have much to share...
This is my personal experience of many wonderful, rewarding sometimes sad but mostly extremely happy years taking care of the Elderly person or Elderly people with compassion and respect. It meant that they still had their dignity and as much independence as possible.
..Before we started caring for my parents,my Mother and father were already telling everyone that they knew, unbeknown to me, but I found that out later, they were coming to live with us and that I was to....
Whether you are managing or working in a care home, or are a relative looking for a suitable home for your loved one, it is vital to consider what choices are being offered to the residents or service users of the home. A lack of choices about day to day living can have a very negative effect on a...
There is a negative bias against the elders of our society. Not only is this harmful to elderly people but to the young as well.
Richard's mother (age 101) and sister agree that he is the most caring caregiver ever. They're his life, he says. His care is motivated by love. He is the model of a positive, efficient caregiver.
This article is about caring for your disabled elderly relative and your home. The various considerations in making this decision are discussed.
How can we protect our elderly relatives when they are in the care of others?
As a caregiver for my mom, I’ve learned to count it all joy and gained new insights in spite of the challenges that arose when mom took ill.