No disease of aging takes its toll on caregivers quite like dementia. This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise, Diane talks about the powers of music and dance to ease the symptoms of Dementia and deliver relief for both caregiver and sufferer. Links Take
Have you ever noticed that you feel happy around happy people, sad around depressed people, or uneasy around anxious people? Research shows that if you spend enough time with people, their emotions will actually rub off on you. It’s called emotional contagion. And this week Diane shows how it affects caregivers and their
Diogenes Syndrome AKA: Elder Hoarding By Diane Berardi, Gerontologist Eldercare Expert There’s something in our human nature that causes us to want to collect things. Some collect autographs, some collect coins, stamps or other memorabilia. Collecting can be fun. But as we grow older, there’s a chance our innocent pastime can turn into
What happens inside a woman’s brain the moment she becomes a mother? Diane reveals the amazing science behind the mother-child bond and what we can learn from it. Plus… a hot and spicy survival tip.
What causes some people to keep bouncing back, while others give up at the first sign of struggle? This week, Diane tackles the subject of Geriatric Resilience. Plus... a down and dirty survival tip.
It’s called Hospital-based delirium and it can be deadly… This week, Diane reveals the symptoms, the surprising causes… and what you can do to prevent it from happening.
As our parents get older, they tend to obsess over every little thing… it can make them anxious and depressed… and it can drive us crazy. This week, Diane shares the causes… and some highly unusual solutions.