Can Your Parents Suddenly Develop Food Allergies?

People associate food allergies with something that dates back to childhood. Food allergies can appear at any age. What's important is that you don't associate a food sensitivity or intolerance with an allergy. There are differences. What Are the Differences Between Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities? A food allergy can be life-threatening. Itching and hives are common symptoms. People with food allergies may find their throat swells up and makes it impossible to breathe. Anaphylactic shock may occur if medical intervention isn't performed ... Read more

What Can You Tell Your Senior if She Doesn’t Want to Exercise?

When it comes to talking to your senior about exercise, you might find that she's not excited about the prospect at all. Talking to her about some of these important exercise benefits might make more of a difference than you think. She'll Sleep Better Getting a little more active can help your senior to sleep much better. Other things that can help with sleep can include watching caffeine in the afternoon and sticking to a sleep schedule. If she's still having trouble sleeping, ... Read more

Dealing with Challenging Behaviors as a Caregiver for a Senior with Dementia

If your senior has been diagnosed with dementia, you may have also started to see some challenging behaviors cropping up. These types of behaviors can be jarring for you as your aging adult's caregiver because they're usually not in line with what you know about your family member's personality. You Can't Control Your Aging Adult's Behavior Your elderly family member's behavior is not something that you can control. What you can control is how you react to the behavior, how you manage ... Read more