“I’ve been thinking a lot about habit changes lately as I watch my father struggle with controlling his heart condition. We have a strong family history of heart disease, and I would love any tips to help my father now as well for me in the future. What can you tell me about improving heart health for seniors?”-Marshall from Lawrenceville

Considering that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women over 65, you are doing yourself and your father a lot of good by changing habits now. Heart health for seniors is on lots of people’s minds because almost everyone will be affected directly or have a loved one who suffers […]

“This cold weather has been a real challenge for my mother. She has more difficulty staying warm and getting out. I am worried about how winter is affecting her health, to be honest. Can you share a few tips to keep her comfortable and warm this time of year?” -Beverly from Newnan

  You are right to be concerned. Winter safety for seniors should be a priority for caregivers and family members to ensure their loved ones remain healthy when the temperatures drop. Besides the obvious hazards of slipping and falling on ice, hypothermia, when body temperature drops below a normal range, is a real risk for […]

“I hate to admit it, but I am already dreading the holidays. There’s so much to do, and on top of that, I have to figure out how to include my father in the festivities. Do you have any advice to make the holidays with seniors easier?”-Louisa from Mountain Park

You are not alone; many people find the stress of the holiday season overshadows the joy they think they should be having. Your stress level can be compounded by spending the holidays with seniors who may be struggling as well. The answer to your question is simple: simplify your holidays. Where to Begin Imagine a […]

“I am happy to help care for my mother, but she worries that she has become a burden on my sister and me. I want to help her feel a part of this holiday season without any guilt. Do you have any suggestions for ways we can express gratitude that have real meaning?”- Barbara from Smyrna

Is there any better demonstration of love than caring for another person who needs help? Your mother may have held that role of caregiver on and off throughout her life, so she may understand the selflessness and work that goes into it. Even if you enjoy taking on that responsibility, you should be thanked for […]

“My father recently fell in his home and hit his head. He has recovered, but I am concerned that it will happen again. What can I do to keep him safe at home?”- Karen in Toco Hills

Falls are no joke, and if your father recently took a tumble, you are right to be concerned. The National Council on Aging reports that the leading cause of injuries in people over 65 are falls, including broken bones, hip fractures, and head injuries. Fall prevention for seniors should be on everyone’s radar, and we […]