News, information and advice from PBS/Next Avenue for America’s mid-life caregivers whose parents and elderly relatives need help with daily living and medical concerns.
How to ask for information in plain English and give truly informed consent
Agencies must communicate and respond more to patients' and families' needs
Those with PTSD, Alzheimer's and dementia may be helped by these canines
Symptoms the writer had attributed to his mother’s dementia virtually disappeared
The sedentary nature of such environments can be a threat to residents' health
How to know when to step in and what to do when illnesses worsen
Why we need more services for those without family
The goal is to get everyone 50 to 75 checked, but colonoscopy isn't the only choice
With the right kind of help and careful planning, it can be done
Why you need to speak up if you need assistance
A heartfelt wish list from a dementia care worker
For this frustrating dilemma, a different approach might help
Damage after stroke is one cause, explains public TV documentary 'Seized'
This low-income residents' program in Oakland is a model for others
At Morningside Gardens, progressive, collaborative design supports older residents