“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss Memories are the glue that binds together our past with who we are today; and for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, confusion around these memories...Read more
Older Adult Mental Health: Help for Holiday Sadness
During the holiday season, older adult mental health frequently comes to a head. Although this season is typically viewed as the season of joy, for many seniors the holidays are a time of sadness. Yearning for holidays past, grief over the loss...Read more
Celebrating the Holidays with Seniors During COVID-19
Think about the most ideal holiday season you can imagine. While that image may vary a bit for each of us, it might include lights, gifts, good food, and traditions passed down through the generations. However, what most certainly rings true for...Read more
Benefits of a Humidifier for Seniors and COPD Patients
For seniors and those with lung conditions such as COPD, maintaining the ideal air quality in the home is extremely important. Air that is too dry, for example, can cause or exacerbate health issues such as: Itchy, dry, or chapped skin Nose...Read more
How to Let Go of Caregiver Guilt
Family caregivers give a great deal of themselves to care for their loved ones, often surrendering their own individual desires and needs during the process. It seems natural to assume then that caregivers would feel good about themselves, rich...Read more
Is It Just a Senior Moment – or Dementia Warning Signs?
You totally forgot about the doctor’s appointment scheduled for last Thursday, misplaced your keys for the umpteenth time, and cannot remember the name of your new neighbor for the life of you. Is all of this simply a regular part of aging...Read more
How to Safely Dispose of Medication For Seniors
With so many seniors taking multiple prescriptions, and with doctors adding and changing dosages and medications to find ideal solutions, it is critical to understand what to do with medications that are no longer needed or have expired. There...Read more
Overcoming This Challenging Dementia Behavior: Refusal to Change Clothes
Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or any other form of dementia requires creativity, patience, and empathy, the ability to step outside of your personal reasoning and logic and understand just why a particular behavior is...Read more
Home Care: Is it Safe for Seniors Now?
Looking at the past several months, family caregivers have had to handle seemingly unsurmountable challenges in connection with the care of the senior family members they love. With COVID-19’s particular dangers to seniors and people who have...Read more
How to Best Manage Disinhibited Behaviors for Seniors with Alzheimer’s
Disbelief. Shame. Awkwardness. Discomfort. All of these feelings can cycle through a family caregiver’s heart when a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease showcases disinhibited behaviors, such as: Tactless or rude comments Inappropriate sexual...Read more
Prevent Future Elderly Falls by Working to Overcome the Fear of Falling
While comedians and circus clowns may stir audiences to laughter over such stunts as slipping on a banana peel, there’s nothing funny about falling when it comes to aging parents, who happen to be at a heightened risk for serious injuries which...Read more
Elective Medical Procedures: Are They Safe Now for Seniors?
The COVID-19 pandemic has put the world on pause, including, among a great many other activities, healthcare appointments and procedures. In fact, nearly 50% of all adults either canceled or put off routine medical care and elective treatments...Read more