Adaptive Clothing for Seniors

Adaptive Clothing for Seniors

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs people age, the simple task of dressing and undressing can become unduly difficult. The inability to get dressed can even keep people from doing the activities they love. Adaptive clothing can remove barriers by making dressing easier,...
Fact Sheet – Driving and Older Adults

Fact Sheet – Driving and Older Adults

Reading Time: 3 minutesOlder adults should be able to continue driving as long as they can safely do so. For most adults, driving is a symbol of independence. Driving allows us to run necessary errands, and it connects us to family, friends, and social activities....
The Day my Mother Passed Away

The Day my Mother Passed Away

Reading Time: 6 minutesA daughter remembers and writes her thoughts and feelings the day her mother passes away. Editor’s Note: Names of a doctor, nurses, the facility referenced, and family members used in this essay were changed to respect confidentiality. Carol has...
Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the Dallas area, we have already had multiple days of 100+ temps with many more in our future. It’s HOT! Now seems like a good time to discuss summer heat and how to keep seniors safe. We all know that our bodies change as we age. Not only...
Medication Safety for Older Adults

Medication Safety for Older Adults

Reading Time: < 1 minute Learn more about how the aging process can affect how the medication is absorbed, used in the body, and exits the body, and what alternative medications may need to be discussed with a health care provider. SPEAKER BIO: Kristina Barker,...
10 Tips for Family Caregivers

10 Tips for Family Caregivers

Reading Time: 2 minutesBeing a family caregiver is one of the toughest jobs you will ever do. Here are 10 tried-and-true tips to help you on your journey.  Seek support from other caregivers. You are not alone! Find a Support Group here Take care of your own health so...