happy senior woman reading with dog
Coping with agitation in Alzheimer’s can be very frustrating for both a senior with dementia, and his or her family members. One of the keys is in taking steps to handle agitation before it’s felt and expressed by the senior… Read More
pondering senior man
The complex steps needed to enable us to see are mind-boggling. In the blink of an eye, our brains can easily take transmitted specifics of the environment all around us, translate that information based on input from other senses, experiences,… Read More
therapist in group session
“It takes a village” was never a truer statement than when being a caregiver for an older loved one, and it’s necessary for that “village” to keep effective, ongoing communication so that you can ensure that everyone involved with care… Read More
Senior woman at home drinking hot drink and smiling
Did you know…almost 1/2 of all older adults are chronically under-hydrated, as reported by a recent scientific study conducted at UCLA? Not only that, but older adults over age 65 represent the highest category of hospital admissions due to dehydration.… Read More
two happy elderly women spending time with each other at home
Caring for a person you love with dementia is certainly not something to laugh about. Yet studies are frequently pointing towards the benefits associated with humor, and incorporating it into dementia care could possibly be exactly what the doctor ordered… Read More
senior couple visiting a doctor
Of the many responsibilities a family caregiver faces, possibly the most daunting is managing health conditions. The National Council on Aging reports that nearly ¾ of all seniors are diagnosed with at least two chronic illnesses, and they are seeing… Read More
people looking closely at brain
After 16 long years without a truly viable Alzheimer’s treatment, there’s some hope on the horizon, in a stunning reversal regarding the previously-rejected antibody therapy, aducanumab. The most recent research reveals that high doses of this medication do, in fact,… Read More
senior woman backpacking and exploring
If you’re among the 8% of Americans who actually achieve their New Year’s resolution goals, congratulations! But if you’re like the majority of us, you have given up well before even turning the calendar page to February. Although of course… Read More
Senior woman with daughter online purchasing together
Among the hardest struggles for older adults is accepting the necessity for help with financial matters. Personal finances are both extremely personal and a representation of our independence, and adult children specifically are sometimes met with opposition when helping elderly… Read More
Artificial intelligence, machine learning concept with glowing brain neurons.
Memory loss and Alzheimer’s go hand in hand, and until now, researchers have been stumped in determining how to prevent, or remove, those beta-amyloid and tau proteins at the heart of the problem. Yet recent research has shown incredible results… Read More