ElderCarelink Blog

Health crises can force caregivers to take a stand

by Dorian Martin
July 17th, 2013 at 10:00 am

As they age, elders may not bounce back as quickly as they used to after a physical setback. Along with health challenges come some big decisions. And sometimes it’s important for caregivers to stand up to elders in order to make a choice that encourages healing and a return to independence.

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Why Is Sharing Information So Important?

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
July 12th, 2010 at 1:11 am

Did you ever do a jigsaw puzzle and a few pieces are missing? Maybe the piece was just part of the background. What if it was an important part of the bigger picture? When it comes time to meet with a health care professional, consider the fact that something you might not see as important may actually provide an important insight through another person’s eyes. Read more »

What Can Be Helpful to Your Health Care Professionals

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
July 9th, 2010 at 1:11 am

We often bring our personal communication styles to a situation. Some are more willing to share, others tend to be more private while others are more likely to just focus on the current concern. If we are feeling stressed, worried or on information overload, it is possible to lose track of what we wanted to discuss. Read more »

Well Spouse Association Offers Support to Many

by Carol Bursack
June 8th, 2010 at 1:01 am

Growing old together is part of the dream of a good marriage. For the most part, we expect that we will be caring for one another in some fashion as age snatches away some of our vitality. But not everyone has had the luxury of time. Read more »

Elders and Falls: Irregular Medication Increases Risk

by Carol Bursack
May 29th, 2010 at 1:01 am

Most of us know that some medications can cause dizziness, which in turn can cause a fall. Some blood pressure medications can lower the blood pressure too quickly, and a person take a tumble. However a recent edition  of Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological and Medical Science ran an article Read more »