Advance Care Directives

Looking ahead toward the end of life is never an easy task for our elders, their caregivers or other family members. But having an Advance Care Directive can make the process easier for all involved, including their medical providers. It’s an opportunity for adults of any age to let their loved ones know what kindContinue reading “Advance Care Directives”

3-Minute Exercising for Everybody

Newton’s First law of motion explains that a body at rest will remain at rest, and nothing shows that better than some of us spending a winter sitting in front of the TV. Once that remote’s in hand, the next show may look just as good as the last one. But now that it’s spring,Continue reading “3-Minute Exercising for Everybody”

Strategic Snacking for Diabetics

Who knew that prunes have one of the lowest sugar concentrations in fruit, and may help in preventing bone loss? Or that avocados not only have healthy fats, but are 79% fiber, which slows down digestion and prevents a spike in blood sugar? Or that by combining popcorn with nuts, you get a healthy protein-fiber-fatContinue reading “Strategic Snacking for Diabetics”

How to Keep the Conversation Flowing

Have you ever been with your aging loved one and found you are at a loss as to what to talk about? You’ve exhausted the usual topics of weather, your favorite sports teams and if you’re really desperate maybe even politics. Beyond those things you just don’t know how to begin a conversation that wouldContinue reading “How to Keep the Conversation Flowing”

The Topic No One Wants to Talk About

Incontinence is something that is rarely discussed and often ignored, even when it causes issues on a regular basis. Yet it is an everyday problem for many seniors at some point in their lives, so let’s bring it out into the open.  First let’s get rid of one of the biggest mistakes – we’re notContinue reading “The Topic No One Wants to Talk About”

With prediabetes, action is the best medicine

Diabetes is a disease we all know something about, but until it becomes personal, many of us don’t know enough. For most adults, Type 2 diabetes is the more common diagnosis when problems arise, and is a disease that we can control and many times prevent or delay with the right interventions. Prediabetes can beContinue reading “With prediabetes, action is the best medicine”

Does your loved one need help at home?

If you’re reading this, you may already know the mission of Interfaith Caregivers: Our mission is to help Older Adults living in our Community remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. So how do we do this? and how do family members know at what point they or their loved oneContinue reading “Does your loved one need help at home?”

Improve your Immune System Health

It may seem that this article comes as we are reaching the end of the time where we are most concerned about health issues. For most of us, that concern is especially high during the winter months. However, keeping our immune systems healthy is just a good year around practice. If we work to keepContinue reading “Improve your Immune System Health”

Why Won’t They Listen to Reason?

For anyone who is a caregiver for their parent or parents, you have no doubt come across an experience where you had a really good idea (at least in your mind) for something you parent should do to improve their living situation. Then, to your great surprise they totally reject the idea. No matter howContinue reading “Why Won’t They Listen to Reason?”