Mourning the Death of a Spouse

Loneliness is one of the biggest challenges when you lose a spouse -When you grieve, you can feel both physical and emotional pain.  Therefore proper emotional and physical care for the surviving spouse is an essential component of senior care. While most seniors gradually adapt to life without their spouse, there are many challenges they Read More

The Third Age is now considered by many to be the “golden years” of adulthood.

Most of us imagine young adulthood to be the peak of happiness and older adulthood to be the time for things to “go downhill.” Research tells us a different story, however. It turns out that life satisfaction is like a U-Shaped Curve. We start in childhood pretty happy, and then as we progress into adulthood, Read More

PORCHING is good for the heart and soul

Being cooped up indoors can be unpleasant – When you’re kept away from fresh air, green trees, and bright sunlight, it takes a toll on you and your body. Over long periods, you feel anxious, depressed, and lethargic. Your body’s various systems respond by increasing blood pressure, tensing up muscles, and producing stress hormones. The Read More

The Strange Face In The Mirror

To a senior with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, mirrors can cause challenging dementia behavior. Many times looking into a mirror is not a pleasurable experience and at times can even be terrifying. They may see an apparition of strange faces, or distortion of their face, or hallucinations like monsters, faces of deceased relatives, or even animals. Read More