caregiver consoling senior woman
Awkwardness. Discomfort. Disbelief. Shame. All of these feelings can cycle through a family caregiver’s heart when a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s demonstrates disinhibited behaviors, which can include: Rude or tactless comments Unacceptable sexual remarks or advances Removal of clothing… Read More
Smiling nurse helping senior lady to walk around the nursing home. Portrait of happy female caregiver and senior woman walking together at home. Professional caregiver taking care of elderly woman.
While circus clowns and comedians may stir audiences to laughter over such stunts as slipping on a banana peel, there’s nothing funny about falling when it comes to senior loved ones, who are at a greater risk for serious injuries… Read More
masked senior man talking with health professional
The COVID-19 pandemic put our society on pause, including, among many other activities, healthcare appointments and procedures. As a matter of fact, approximately half of all adults either canceled or put off routine health care and elective treatments ever since… Read More
senior woman looking out window
Throughout these past months since COVID-19 became a household term, older adults, who are most vulnerable to severe complications from the virus, have had to discover a new, more isolated normal. And while we know there are health risks associated… Read More
caregiver consoling senior woman
It may come out of thin air: you place your loved one’s favorite tuna sandwich on the table – light on the mayo, no onions – something that typically brings her pleasure. But today, she shoves the plate away and… Read More
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