Top 10 Posts of 2015
We hope you are having a happy holiday season!
One way the internet celebrates the holidays is with end-of-year “top ten” posts, so we present to you our top 10 most-read posts of 2015.
As you’ll see, the posts cover a range of caregiving topics, from recognizing the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s to the top-rated senior communities in the nation.
Did one of your favorites make the list?
While retirement planning should begin long before your last day of regular employment, many hopeful retirees forget to budget for hidden retirement costs. Ensure you don’t get blindsided by these common – and all too often unexpected – expenses as you plan for the golden years.
The first diagnosis of mild dementia does not have to mean the end to driving, but the senior diagnosed should begin to think about giving up driving, because it will come sooner rather than later. There are some behavioral signs in daily life that can tell you when it is becoming unsafe for your senior with dementia to drive.
We love our elders, but sometimes the care they need is more than we can provide at home. A person with memory loss that interferes with their normal daily activities may need memory care.
Even the best of us can feel frazzled around the holidays and if you’re caring for someone with dementia, you probably have a few extra worries on your mind. Exploring those feelings and gathering information can help equip you with the tools needed to have a successful occasion.
Statistics show that seniors are safer drivers than many other age groups, but they’re more vulnerable to health concerns that make driving more difficult, like failing eyesight, arthritis, or dementia. They also face a higher risk of death and injury from car accidents. As a result, family members and caregivers should pay attention to any red flags that may suggest issues with their loved one’s driving ability.
Are you caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? Do you notice significant changes in the way they act in the late afternoon or early evening? Doctors call this behavior sundowning, or sundown syndrome, as it appears to be triggered by fading light.
4. 10 Signs Your Loved One May Have Alzheimer’s [Infographic]
Close to 44 million seniors currently have Alzheimer’s and only about a quarter of them have actually been diagnosed. Here are 10 signs your loved one may have Alzheimer’s.
3. What’s Normal Memory Loss vs. Dementia? [Infographic]
Knowing the most common warning signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can not only help you detect real problems earlier, but can help you feel more at ease when you realize certain occurrences are normal and not so worrisome. This infographic provides examples of normal aging vs. potential signs of dementia that can help you know when you should bring your concerns to your doctor.
Everyone knows that they should have a will, especially by the time you reach your “Golden Years,” but what other important legal documents should you have? Here are the four essential legal documents everyone should have, plus information on how to get them.
1. How Does Your City Rate for Senior Care? [Infographic]
Each year we release our Best of SeniorAdvisor.com award winners list. These senior living communities and home care agencies represent the top 1% of senior care providers nationwide, based on their online reviews from people like you. Our most popular post of 2015 was our infographic post announcing the Best of 2015 winners. To see this year’s list of winners, check out our Best of 2016 Awards post.
Which was YOUR favorite post in 2015? What kind of content would you like to see more of on the SeniorAdvisor.com blog? Please let us know in the comments!