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
Brain from wooden puzzles. Mental Health and problems with memory.
With a great deal of negative news throughout 2020, it is worth noting a number of the remarkable achievements the year brought – including the advancements in Alzheimer’s disease research. Katie McDonough, director of programs and services at the Alzheimer’s… Read More
Nurse is comforting a covid patient at the ICU
One of the many challenging effects that is common in COVID-19 survivors is temporary delirium. In fact, two separate studies found that 55 – 65% of those who became severely ill from the virus experienced the acute confusion that is… Read More
Senior couple on a video calling using a digital tablet at home
The fear and isolation resulting from COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the mental wellbeing of seniors, with nearly half of seniors surveyed in a Kaiser Family Foundation poll stating that their level of stress and worry was negatively affecting their… Read More
elderly lady having tea with her daughter
It might have come altogether without warning: an unexpected fall that resulted in a fractured hip and the requirement for Mom to have support and help to remain at home. Or, it may have been building up over time, such… Read More