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If you are the spouse or adult child of a parent whose health is declining, you might find yourself struggling to juggle their needs with your own, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Some family caregivers work outside the home and have children or grandchildren of their own to support. The term “sandwich generation” was coined to describe situations like these.
Grandparents play a pivotal role in many families. As life expectancy has increased, more children are fortunate to have a grandparent actively involved in their lives. Grandparents often help with transportation to school events, babysit during summers, and take vacations with younger generations. The bonds that are built during these activities can last a lifetime.
Everyone ages differently. While some age-related changes are inevitable, such as slower reflexes and vision challenges, other issues can vary greatly from person to person. Lifestyle and to a lessor degree, genetics, are key determinants in how healthy you are at every age.
If you are one of the 20.4 percent of adults in this country living with chronic pain, you know how exhausting it can be. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that almost 20 million people have pain so severe it interferes with daily life. Because of the opioid epidemic, physicians are increasingly reluctant to utilize pharmacological solutions. For those left suffering, it’s a frustrating situation.
Concerns about COVID-19 have made it difficult for grandparents to visit with their grandkids in person. For many families, the forced separation has been one of the most difficult parts of riding out this global pandemic. Fortunately, technology makes it easy to connect from across the country or just across town.
If you or a senior loved one is preparing to move to an assisted living community, you might be a little overwhelmed. With so many details to handle and decisions to make, it’s easy to understand why. Even if you feel confident you are making a move that best fits your needs, you may still experience anxiety.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological disorder that affects over 1 million people in the United States. Most common in men over the age of 60, PD often develops in adults with a family history of the disease.
In the months leading up to a senior loved one’s transition to an assisted living community, family members are often busy juggling all of the details of the move. From helping the senior to downsize and sell their home to figuring out a floor plan for their new suite or villa, the busy days often leave little time for much else.