“My mom’s hearing seems to get worse by the month, but she refuses to talk about it with her doctor. I doubt I am the only one who has this issue. Why are seniors with hearing loss so stubborn about getting treatment?” –Angie from Johns Creek

  I can understand your frustration. Many of my clients ask the same question or go further: why will seniors with hearing loss ignore it, yet everyone with vision loss wears glasses with no problem? Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to addressing seniors with hearing impairments without looking at why it matters and how […]

“I keep hearing about how bad the air quality is because of the wildfires out west. Should I be worried for my father? He has COPD. What do I need to know about air quality for seniors?” – Carrie from Duluth

  We hear more about air quality at certain times of the year, and with the wildfires so prevalent in the summer, it does seem to be more of a concern. The combination of skyrocketing temperatures, increasing humidity, and that haze that hangs in the air is causing the problems right now. Of course, we […]

“My elderly father has his days, but for the most part, he still seems pretty sharp. Is there anything I can do to help him stay that way? What tips do you have for boosting brain health?” –Christine from Sandy Springs

  That is fantastic to hear that your father is still going strong. I understand wanting to hold off cognitive decline for as long as you can for your senior.  For many families, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other causes of mental impairment can make it difficult for their loved ones to function and maintain relationships. The […]

“My mother has agreed to move to an assisted living facility, but what happens now? I do not think I can handle this move by myself, and my siblings do not live in the same town. Is there anyone who can help us with the task of downsizing and the battles that go with it?” – Stephen from Milton

  Moving into a senior living community is not like an everyday move. For this type of move, you may have several focuses, the most daunting of which may be clearing out a home where your parent has lived for the majority of his or her life. With decades of personal belongings and keepsakes accumulated, […]

“Everyone in the family, including my elderly father, has allergies every spring, but this year, our symptoms seem worse than ever. My father is worried we could have Covid, but I disagree. Can you clear up our Covid-19 or allergies debate?” –Gina from Dunwoody

  Most people have spent more time at home over the past year, and with the spring weather, they want to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. For some, that means too much pollen exposure, which in turn can make them feel pretty miserable. When you feel rundown, you may forget that […]