Ask “Dr. Alexis” – Questions & Answers

Ask “Dr. Alexis” – Questions & Answers

Q.  My 87 year old mother-in-law still lives in the house that she grew up in.  The house has very steep stairs, a small doorway and is not “senior-friendly.”  My husband and I want to help her move to a retirement community, but she’s scared – how can we ease the...
Are You Parenting Your Parent?

Are You Parenting Your Parent?

You make every effort to care for your parent.  But instead of acting grateful for all you do, you get grief for what you don’t do.  Sound familiar?  Regardless of how often you’re with your aging loved one or how long you stay with them when you visit, the response...
Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s

Approximately 10 million individuals are caring for a person with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or another dementia. Although memory loss is the most common symptom, others include confusion, lack of orientation and changes in personality and behavior. Individuals with AD...
Learn How to Create a Caregiver Calendar

Learn How to Create a Caregiver Calendar

When several family members are involved in a loved one’s care keeping up with who does what and when can be a challenge.  That’s why it’s important to keep a master calendar that everyone involved in your parent’s care has access to.  To create a master calendar,...
Caregiving and Maintaining a Career

Caregiving and Maintaining a Career

A significant portion of those in the workforce are providing eldercare to aging family members.  Between 25 to 35 percent of all workers report that they are currently providing, or have recently provided, care to someone 65+.  Among baby boomer caregivers (those...