1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. How Private Home Care Can Help Ease Family Tension

    Caring for an aging parent is stressful. You have to learn how to navigate a new kind of relationship with your parent and determine the best course of care, and oftentimes, this causes tension within the family. If you have siblings, you may all have different ideas about what’s best for Mom or Dad, and the anxiety of your parent’s deteriorating health may stir up old baggage in even the most…Read More

  5. Is Holiday Travel Safe for Dementia Patients?

    As the holidays approach, you may be wondering whether or not it is appropriate to travel with your loved one with dementia. While travel is still possible for many people with dementia, it’s important to be thoughtful about this decision and whether or not your loved one will be truly safe and comfortable. In this article, we have outlined some factors to consider when deciding whether or not t…Read More

  6. Exercise Tips for Seniors

    Exercise is important at any age, but seniors in particular can benefit in many ways. Staying physically active can help you control your weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke. In addition, strengthening your muscles, tendons, and ligaments through working out fights osteoporosis and reduces the risk of falls. This means that seniors who work…Read More

  7. Home Security Tips for Your Traveling Senior Parent

    During the holidays, it’s common to bring along an elderly parent on your vacation. Whether you are traveling to visit another family member for the weekend or finally taking that trip to Mexico, taking your senior parent with you is a great way to create new memories with them and reminisce about old ones. The quality time you get with your parents during a vacation is absolutely worth your tim…Read More

  8. The Benefits of Mindfulness for Seniors

    Mindfulness has long been known to have a positive impact on those who practice it. Many people associate mindfulness with Buddhism because the concept draws a lot from the religion, but people of all belief systems use mindfulness to live happier, less anxious lives. Mindfulness is not just about meditation; it’s about being present in every moment of your life. However, meditation facilitates …Read More

  9. Alzheimer’s Disease: How to Prevent Wandering

    It is very common for seniors to suffer from dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, with roughly 5.3 million people over 65 affected by it. Alzheimer’s impacts memory and other cognitive abilities, with symptoms that worsen to the point that many people completely forget their loved ones. As can be expected, Alzheimer’s can be quite distressing to both those who s…Read More

  10. Why Socialization is Crucial for Older Adults

    When we're younger, we have friends to surround us. Whether they're friends from college, work, or hobbies, they're around for talking, going to parties, and all those events that make life special. However, once we get older, we start to lose our friends. The loss of dear friends and acquaintances is an invisible, painful struggle for many older adults. While family can fill many holes, grief and…Read More