“Sometimes, I wonder how if I can handle one more day with my aging parents! Am I experiencing caregiver stress? How do I know and what can I do?” – Patti from Stone Mountain

If you think you are struggling with caregiver stress, you are probably right! When you are trying to cope with your aging parents and meeting their needs, you are less likely to make yourself a priority. Neglecting yourself can impact your ability to provide care, and it can also lead to health problems of your […]

“I’ve been dragging my feet about the flu vaccine this year, and now it’s almost winter! Is it too late to get my mother vaccinated? Does it really matter?” – Jocelyn from Vinings

Yes, it does! Flu season typically lasts from October to May in the US, and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people over 65 are at the highest risk for serious complications. In fact, almost 90% of the flu-related deaths that have occurred in the past few years have been in the elderly […]

“I keep hearing about Medicare enrollment, but I don’t really understand much about it. How do I know if my mother has the right coverage?”-Robert from Norcross

  Making sense of Medicare can be a challenge for most people, but the annual election period is actually a good opportunity for you to review your loved one’s coverage to ensure you have adequate protection. It’s helpful to know what the different parts mean as well as what exactly Medicare enrollment is. You should […]

“Whenever I visit my parents, my father seems more confused and irritable than ever before. How do I know if he is suffering from depression or dementia?” – Leigh from Mableton

“My father seems to get skinnier every time I see him. What can I do to make sure he is eating properly and getting enough nutrients?” – Rhonda from Sandy Springs

This is a tricky situation. You want to respect the dignity of your elderly loved one, but you also need to make sure that malnourishment is not an issue. Consider some of the causes for lack of appetite as well as ways to address nutrition concerns and the elderly. What Do You Mean, You’re not […]