Author: Sam Grant

Majority of Melanomas Not Associated with Moles

When speaking of melanoma, talk of moles frequently comes up. Specifically, talk about checking them for suspicious changes. This is important as melanoma can develop in existing moles. However, the skin overall needs to be examined thoroughly. According to a new study, most cases of melanoma start off in new lesions. Researchers examined 38 previously[…]

Caregivers: Tips for Dressing Loved Ones

One very common caregiving task is helping someone get dressed. This is a personal activity and it can be stressful to both the caregiver and his or her loved one. We hope some of the tips below can help make the process easier and less stressful. • Be aware of your loved one’s feelings about[…]

Recognizing Heat Stroke in Older Adults

We’re approaching what is typically the peak for summer temperatures. Older adults are more vulnerable to heat-related disorders. This is for a variety of reasons ranging from health issues, medication side-effects, or the simple fact that older bodies don’t adjust as well to temperature changes. Whatever the reason, heat stroke and other heat-related issues can[…]

Legal Documents Family Caregivers Should Have

Family caregivers are responsible for taking care of their older loved ones. Occasionally this responsibility may require legal documentation to help make care easier. Having the following documents on hand may reduce future headaches. • A Will: This document should lay out what loved ones want to do with their property once they are gone.[…]

Signs of When It’s Time to Stop Driving

Talking to a loved one about when it’s time to stop driving is a hard conversation to have. However, it’s an important one to be had. Since this topic can open a can of worms, make sure that there is a reason to suspect that your loved one may be a dangerous driver. Below are[…]

Legal Documents Family Caregivers Should Have

Family caregivers are responsible for taking care of their older loved ones. Occasionally this responsibility may require legal documentation to help make care easier. Having the following documents on hand may reduce future headaches. • A Will: This document should lay out what loved ones want to do with their property once they are gone.[…]

Signs of When It’s Time to Stop Driving

Talking to a loved one about when it’s time to stop driving is a hard conversation to have. However, it’s an important one to be had. Since this topic can open a can of worms, make sure that there is a reason to suspect that your loved one may be a dangerous driver. Below are[…]

Family Caregivers: Tips for Planning a Successful Outing

For caregivers, planning an outing for your loved one might seem daunting. However, with proper steps, outings can be less stressful and more fun for the one you are caring for. Outings are important as being outside and social are important aspects of life. We’ll outline some tips below. Look into the Venue Before You[…]

Ways to Stay Connected When Providing Care

Communication is important for caregiving. Everyone involved in providing aid needs to be on the same page. It’s also important to stay in touch with the person receiving the aid. Physical distance and scheduling conflicts can make this harder for families to achieve. However, there are ways to stay in touch despite the distance. Journals[…]