Accompanying elderly patients to the doctor can be challenging if you’re not prepared. Here are some recommendations for making you a pro at doctor visits. IT’S LIKE TAKING YOUR KIDS TO THE DOCTOR My role as a caregiver to my parents began gradually. At first, I started accompanying them to their doctor visits and eventually, I became […]

The Art and Science of Medication Management for Seniors

Medication management for both seniors and caregivers can be overwhelming. In this series, we’ll look at ways to make the process less daunting. Here are some tips to get you started. As a primary caregiver to my parents, I never imagined I’d become a medical historian, health surrogate and patient advocate — that’s quite a few […]

What To Do If Your Siblings Won’t Help With Parent’s Caregiving

A common scenario right?  You may be going through it right now… As with most things in caregiving, urgent communication, action, and transparency is pretty much 50% of the battle my friends. It’s important to remain cool, calm, and collected. Even if you are upset and frustrated to no end because you are the one brother […]