senior disabled woman outside wth caregiver
After months of distancing, isolating and quarantining from family and friends, stay-at-home orders have been relaxed. However, for older adults in particular, can it be safe to think about venturing out?… Read More
senior couple consoling each other at home
Of the many varied difficult emotions and behaviors someone with dementia may experience, perhaps the most heartbreaking is uncontrollable crying and/or screaming. Seeing a senior you love in an inconsolable state of mind, and not knowing how to help or… Read More
Friendly old senior wears a mask to protect against viruses and bacteria
Loneliness. Isolation. Confusion. These feelings have become commonplace for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, but when you add in the element of dementia, the challenges and frustrations are elevated to a whole new level.… Read More
senior woman looks disparagingly at the camera
In an ideal world, we could neatly compartmentalize our caregiving duties, sticking to a routine that met the needs of a senior loved one, while allowing the time required to manage our myriad of other responsibilities. But of course, life… Read More
Forgetful Senior Man With Dementia Looking In Cupboard At Home
Digging through boxes, cabinets, and closets, taking out odds and ends from drawers, and sorting repetitively through a variety of items might be frustrating for the people providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. However, these actions have purpose.… Read More
senior man relaxing listening to headphones
Stress is bound to happen; it isn’t always a bad thing. After all, as the saying goes, “A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” However, specifically for family caregivers, stress can very quickly accumulate… Read More
happy senior woman making a heart shape with her hands
Times of crisis may sometimes bring out both the best and the worst in us. During the coronavirus pandemic, we have heard stories of individuals hoarding items and selling them for profit, together with stories of people who selflessly met… Read More
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that develops after being exposed to a toxic substance called asbestos. Many people were unknowingly exposed to asbestos for the majority of the 20th century. It usually takes between 20 and 50 years for mesothelioma… Read More
caregiver with assisting senior woman with masks on their face.
Providing care for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease is challenging under the best of circumstances; mix in a worldwide pandemic, one which calls for social distancing, personal protective equipment (PPE), and meticulous sanitation of both us and our home, and… Read More
Senior Women with Gentle Smile
An individual who displays loss of memory, confusion, poor judgment, repetition, and difficulty with completing day to day activities shows classic symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, right? In actuality, what might look to be an obvious case of Alzheimer’s could in… Read More