adult siblings talking with elder mediator
When working together to ensure the needs of one’s aging parents are met, even the closest family members may find themselves at odds. Stress levels and emotions are typically running high. Add to that your past history and family dynamics,… Read More
There’s nothing better than a tall, cold drink on a hot summer day; however, dysphagia in seniors can make this simple pleasure downright dangerous. Dysphagia – or trouble with swallowing – impacts millions of seniors, as a result of weakened… Read More
One of the primary questions in most people’s minds when a senior loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is precisely what to expect in the weeks, months, and years to come. We know that the unmistakable signs of dementia… Read More
We have known for a while that there are certain medications that increase the risk for senior falls. Twenty years ago, just a little more than half of seniors were impacted by that risk; however today, that number has increased… Read More
woman in deep thought
What are your first thoughts as soon as you wake up each morning? Are you looking forward to what the day will bring, or would you rather crawl back under the covers and stay there? If you’re struggling with one… Read More
caregiver comforting senior woman
Even when confusion and memory loss escalate throughout the progression of Alzheimer’s, there is a fascinating and pleasant reprieve that often occurs. Formerly coined “terminal lucidity,” it’s more frequently known as “paradoxical lucidity.” It represents an unexpected, short-term return of… Read More
Caregiving working and eating with young boys
If there is one positive after-effect of the pandemic, it is the caregiver support and appreciation generated as more and more people begin to realize the difficulties family caregivers have long been facing. Managing work and home life is without… Read More
senior person holding hands
With the COVID-19 pandemic taking the spotlight this past year, another quietly continues brewing: the pandemic of Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, it remains the 7th leading cause of death worldwide, and is predicted to impact as many as 150 million… Read More
two ladies dancing
Finding activities that happen to be fun and engaging for a senior loved one with dementia can be a challenge. Combine vision impairment and Alzheimer’s, and it might seem extremely daunting. Yet it’s very important to make certain each day… Read More
senior lady on computer
It’s been a little over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started; a year of fear, loneliness, and isolation for many older adults. Physical distancing has taken away the chance to provide the warmth and comfort of an embrace and… Read More