The Cottages Blog

Evaluating Your Senior Parents' Health While You're Home for the Holidays

When adult children come back home for the holidays, it’s a great time for families to reconnect and have fun. It’s also the perfect time to take a closer look at your senior parents’ ... Read More

How to Help Your Senior Mom Through the "Holiday Blues"

While the winter holidays are meant to be a time filled with loved ones and happiness, for some people, this season can cause intense feelings of sadness and even depressive episodes. ... Read More

Help Your Senior Mom Maintain Her Health

Healthy aging is important, and while you can’t control every factor, there are still several ways that you can help your senior mom increase her life expectancy. Here are just a few of ... Read More

5 Ways You Can Talk to Your Senior Mom About Finances

Talking with family members about money can be tricky, but it’s an important topic that you should have with your senior mom sooner rather than later. Though money and finances feel like ... Read More

Changes in Mom's Sense of Humor Could Be Early Signs of Dementia

Often, with diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia, the first signs and symptoms are subtle and are confused with normal signs of aging. So the diseases go unnoticed for many years. ... Read More

How You Can Handle Caregiver Criticism

When it comes to how Mom is taken care of and by whom, there are often disagreements. If you are Mom’s primary caregiver, you may sometimes feel hurt or angry when other members of the ... Read More

7 Ways Caregivers Can Help Prevent Senior Isolation

As we age, our social contact with others decreases for several reasonsmobility issues, life changes, like ... Read More

5 Helpful Technological Tools for Caregivers

Advances in technology in the past few decades have allowed us to monitor ourselves and others. These advances have given us the ability to find answers to any and all of our questions ... Read More