Stroke recovery
In a new, ongoing trial, deep-brain stimulation – more commonly used for Parkinson’s patients – is being tested on patients after a stroke. Doctors are hoping that the process, which involves implanting an electrode that stimulates a particular area of… Read More
cleaning tips for seniors
“I may have a use for this someday.” We all have items we hold onto with this thought in mind. But in reality, the old stacks of National Geographic magazines, boxes of loose photographs, old tools, heirloom silver teapots and… Read More
dementia care atlanta
Although a cure for Alzheimer’s disease has been elusive, with so many exciting developments discarded for their ineffectiveness at reversing or even impacting the existence of the disease (more than 99% of them, in fact, and a full 100% failing… Read More
Sundown Syndrome
For people caregiving for a family member with Alzheimer’s, as the day comes to a close, the caregiving stress can intensify. A common experience in dementia called sundown syndrome, or sundowning, is when seniors become fearful, restless and agitated during… Read More
family caregiver
Has your mantra lately been, “If only there were a few more hours in the day?” If you are a member of the “sandwich generation” – taking care of your parents and your children at the same time – getting… Read More
Senior Food and Nutrition
With all the busyness in our lives, how many times do we grab a cup of coffee and a bagel on our harried way to work, stopping for junk food on the way home to avoid the extra task of… Read More
Caring for Aging Parents
Since your mother gave up her car keys and is having difficulties moving around on her own, you and your siblings have made the decision to share the task of providing for her care needs. Someone has to bring her… Read More
Dementia
If only there was a handbook for Alzheimer’s caregivers, rather than the trial-and-error-and-trial-again method so many of us are faced with. The different stages of dementia that have to be worked through make providing care all the more challenging; the… Read More
senior nutrition
It’s tough to make the right choices for a healthy diet when recommendations seem to constantly be changing. The initial recommendation was that saturated fats found in items such as butter, red meat and fried food were unhealthy, but later… Read More
dementia atlanta
Among the many challenges of providing care for a loved one with dementia, there’s one in particular that too often goes unmentioned: the digging-in-of-the-heels when there’s a need to leave home for a medical appointment, therapy or other important activity.… Read More