By : Anica Oaks
Ever since we were children, we have looked toward our parents as a source of strength and support. We are accustomed to them worrying about us and taking care of us. For this reason, it can be a challenge when, due to aging, the tables are turned and now we have the responsibility to see to it that our aged parents are safe and healthy. It is not uncommon for people to feel overwhelmed and confused and to have questions about things that they can do to protect their parents as they age.
Monitor Their Alcohol Intake
Aging parents may not be able to drink as much alcohol as they did when they were younger. As we age, our body’s metabolism slows down. Alcohol stays in our system for longer periods of time and it is easier for us to get drunk. Limiting aged parents to no more than two drinks a day will prevent them from having an alcohol-related injury.