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
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
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 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
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
senior man relaxing listening to headphones
Stress is bound to happen; it isn’t always a bad thing. After all, as the saying goes, “A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” However, specifically for family caregivers, stress can very quickly accumulate… Read More
happy senior woman making a heart shape with her hands
Times of crisis may sometimes bring out both the best and the worst in us. During the coronavirus pandemic, we have heard stories of individuals hoarding items and selling them for profit, together with stories of people who selflessly met… Read More
Senior man sitting and looking at his medication despondantly
A current research study of more than 2,000 older adults finds that a stunning 87% take a minimum of one prescription drug, and a full 36% are taking five or more – and as many as 38% are using over-the-counter… 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 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