Holiday Blues - Depression in the Elderly

Holiday Blues - Depression in the ElderlyThe holiday season is upon us. If you are a caregiver for an elderly loved one, you may notice a change in your loved one's mood as the holiday season progresses. Perhaps you are one of many who live a distance away and visit elderly parents and family...

Strategies to Reduce Caregiver Stress Part I

Understanding Caregiver StressA 2003 study of caregivers by a research team at Ohio State University has proven the off-repeated adage "stress can kill you" is true. The focus of the investigation was the effect the stress of caregiving had on caregivers. The team, led by Dr. Janice ...

Caregiving Stress - Hazardous to Your Health

Understanding Caregiver StressA 2003 study of caregivers by a research team at Ohio State University has proven the off-repeated adage "stress can kill you" is true. The focus of the investigation was the effect the stress of caregiving had on caregivers. The team, led by Dr. Janice ...

Helping Your Elderly Parent with COPD Related Depression

Experts say that over a million people in the United States have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is a chronic lung condition that includes bronchitis, emphysema or both.COPD affects the airways and air sacs within the lungs, which makes breathing difficult and can result in a...

Medical Care at the End-of-Life

Medical Care Immediately Prior to DeathIn the first half of the 20th century, most people who died had an accident or contracted a disease or they had physical disorders that inevitably lead to death. Life-saving medical interventions such as sophisticated resuscitation, complicated...
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