Heat Stress in the Elderly

Heat Stress in the Elderly

Reading Time: 3 minutesElderly people (people aged 65 years and older) are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons: Elderly people do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature. They are more likely to have a chronic...
Should My Elderly Parent Move in with Me?

Should My Elderly Parent Move in with Me?

Reading Time: 3 minutesDeciding if you should move an aging parent into your home is a big decision. There are important issues that should be addressed before making the commitment.  An estimated 25-35% of family caregivers live in the same home with the person they...
Who are caregivers and what do they do?

Who are caregivers and what do they do?

Reading Time: 5 minutesYou might be surprised to learn more than 1 in 5 Americans identify as caregivers/informal caregivers/family caregivers, having provided care to an adult or child with special needs at some time in the past 12 months. This totals an estimated 53...