When you get together with family only once or twice a year, it can be a surprise to see how they are doing. In some cases, they might have new friends, activities or plans. In other scenarios, an elder loved one may have some new challenges.
Driving a car requires a constellation of skills coming together: good eyesight, knowledge of rules of the road, ability to react quickly and stay alert. As people age, live with a chronic illness or experience side effects from medications, these driving skills can be affected and even impaired.
Take a look at our infographic for some of the warning signs that it might be time to take away Mom or Dad’s car keys. If any of these apply to your loved one, consider doing the following:
Take a closer look at this infographic to learn more about the warning signs to look for when in the car with an elderly loved one.
What does it mean to be a family caregiver? For some people it means never taking a break and that's why the theme for November's National Family Caregiver Month is, "Caregiving Around the Clock."
No matter where you live, there is probably an engaging experience for your loved one who is living with dementia to check out. Read about everything from memory cafes to full-size model ships created to help those who are coping with the symptoms of dementia.
Learn more about what elder abuse is and how to create more security for seniors who might be vulnerable to neglect or others forms of abuse.