Granddaughter giving a surprise gift to grandmother
Primary caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s disease are often all too familiar with the complications experienced in trying to take a quiet moment or two alone – to use the bathroom, get a quick shower, or even walk into another… Read More
memory book
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss Memories are the glue that binds together our past with who we are today; and for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease, confusion… Read More
happy woman swimming in pool with kickboard
In this striking new development, a “cold-shock” protein present in swimmers’ blood is showing promising results in slowing and even reversing the progression of dementia in mice. Pertaining to the hibernation capacity in all mammals when exposed to cold temperatures,… Read More
Senior man on video call for Christmas
Think of the most ideal holiday season you can envision. While that image may vary a little for each of us, it could include gifts, good food, lights, and traditions handed down through the generations. Yet what most certainly holds… Read More
smart home with humidifier
For older adults and those with lung conditions such as COPD, maintaining the best possible air quality in the house is essential. COPD and humidifiers are often a good match, but there are some factors to consider first. Air that… Read More
happy woman on beach in wind
Family caregivers give so much of themselves to take care of their loved ones, frequently sacrificing their own individual needs and desires during the process. It may seem normal to assume then that caregivers would feel great about themselves, with… Read More
handsome senior man looking thoughtful while sitting in his home
You forgot about the doctor’s appointment scheduled for last Tuesday, misplaced your reading glasses for the umpteenth time, and can’t remember the name of the new neighbor for the life of you. Is it just a standard part of aging,… Read More
Senior woman holding pills and reading the information on the label
With so many older adults taking several prescriptions, and with physicians adding and changing medications and dosages to determine the ideal solutions, it’s essential to understand what to do with meds which are no longer needed or that have expired.… Read More
Adult Daughter Helping Senior Man To Button Cardigan
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or some other kind of dementia requires creativity, patience, and empathy, the ability to step outside of your individual reasoning and logic and realize why a certain behavior is happening, and then to learn… Read More
Elderly disabled man with mask sitting in wheelchair, assisted by young female caregiver outdoors
Looking at the past several months, family caregivers have had to handle seemingly insurmountable challenges in connection with the care of the seniors they love. With COVID-19’s specific dangers to the elderly and those diagnosed with underlying health issues, such… Read More