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Dehydration and the elderly – a serious problem

While mild dehydration can be uncomfortable to most of us, severe dehydration in the elderly can be deadly. Worse, older adults are less likely to feel thirsty. When we age, we don't feel as thirsty as we did. The signals that told us to drink are dulled. Adding to...

When to give up trying and let go.

If you try to do everything that is best for your aging parents or relative you may hit resistance from the very person you are trying to help. Maybe you want them to exercise, eat better, stop smoking or stop driving. You have been understanding, tough, screamed,...

Should you move your relative to a long-term care facility?

Moving someone you love to a long-term care facility can be one of the most difficult decisions you can make. Some people feel guilt that they have not done enough for their loved one or they are sentencing them to death. The truth is you may be providing them with...

Which child should a parent move close to? 7 considerations

When it is obvious that your aging parents need more support than they have in the past, yet none of their children live near them and they need to be closer to family, which child should they choose to move close to? When there is more than one adult child who is...

What is considered a legal emergency for older adults?

At Palambo & Sweet, an eldercare law firm, we do Medicaid planning and conserve significant assets for family members from the nursing home. We often save families their life savings, as well as peace of mind. There are...

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