1. Dementia is More Than Memory Loss

    When most people think about dementia, they associate it with memory loss. While it’s true that memory loss is a hallmark of dementia, there are far more symptoms associated with this condition. The same cognitive decline that causes memory loss also presents other challenges for individuals with dementia.  These challenges have a profound impact on several areas of cognition, including:  Comm…Read More

  2. 5 Steps for Long-Distance Family Caregivers

    It’s quite common for people to care from a distance these days. With people living longer and more and more family members moving hundreds of miles away, there is a growing population of long-distance family caregivers who are at a loss for what to do when their loved ones need additional help.   After all, it’s impossible to be two places at once, so how do you manage all of the physical, …Read More

  3. The Dos and Don’ts of Dementia Care

    When your loved one has mid-to-late stage dementia, it’s common for them to present new behavioral problems. The progression of the disease comes with many emotions, such as confusion, anger, sadness, paranoia, and fear. This can result in issues that often make it difficult to communicate with loved ones with dementia.  This is one of the most distressing parts of dementia care. It’s also en…Read More

  4. Safe Driving for Seniors

    After decades of driving, many seniors struggle to accept that their ability may have been affected. Though the skills and knowledge are still there, as we age, reaction times slow down. This can make driving perilous for many seniors, which is why older adults may have to limit their driving, or even stop altogether.  According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, after the age of 75, …Read More

  5. Meal Prep Tips for Busy Caregivers

    Caregiving takes up a lot of your time, and one area that may be particularly time-consuming for you is preparing meals. Between planning, grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning, it can feel like a full-time job. Not only that, making meals for a senior loved one can be complicated, whether they have many dietary restrictions and nutritional needs or are simply a picky eater (or both!).  Somethi…Read More

  6. Protecting Your Senior Loved One From Scammers

    You don’t want any of your loved ones to fall victim to financial exploitation, but it’s an unfortunate reality that seniors in particular are vulnerable to these threats. Many scammers target older adults because they may be more isolated and have certain cognitive issues that leave them easily confused. This is particularly devastating to this population because most are no longer working, a…Read More

  7. Insomnia and Seniors: What You Need to Know

    It’s normal to occasionally struggle to fall asleep, but for people with insomnia, sleep is a constant source of stress and anxiety. A person with insomnia may be tired all day long, then crawl into bed at night and toss and turn. This is a big problem because sleep is such an integral part of our health. Insomnia is more common than you might think, especially in the senior population. The Nati…Read More

  8. Communicating With Your Loved One With Dementia

    One of the biggest difficulties of having a loved one with dementia is that they just don’t seem like themselves anymore. Their judgment and reasoning become more and more of a struggle as the plaques and tangles in the brain begin to affect their thought process and behavior. It can be increasingly difficult to feel like they’re really hearing you, and in some cases, the person may become “…Read More

  9. Essential Tips for Arthritis Prevention and Care

    Arthritis is a condition characterized by inflammation of one or more of the joints. The most common symptoms of arthritis are stiffness and pain in the joints, and this condition tends to worsen over time and can become completely debilitating. According to the CDC, roughly 54.4 million Americans have arthritis, which accounts for a quarter of the country. While arthritis doesn’t discriminate w…Read More

  10. How Home Health Care Empowers Caregivers

    When you become a caregiver of a senior loved one, your priorities change. You want them to have the highest quality of life possible, but you can’t spend all of your time with them. You have other loved ones, and your own needs, to think about. This is the main reason why we offer home health care in Naples: to give your elderly loved one the care they need while giving you the freedom you need…Read More