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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 4, 2018

Nearly 1 million people are living with Parkinson’s – making this disease the second most common Neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. Parkinson’s is a movement disorder disease with symptoms that come in stages – mild, medium and severe. Daily living challenges increase as the disease progresses. Assistance will be needed to help a loved one remain […]

Inexpensive, easily accessible ways to enhance your life as you age.

March 21, 2018

  Sing your way to better health. A new study out of Sweden reveals that singing my not only promote mental and emotional well-being, social connection and collaboration but good heart and lung health as well.  (The Benefits Of Singing) Every time you sing, you fire up that right lobe of your brain and release […]

Have a “Brown-Bag Check Up”

March 2, 2018

Lugging every pill you take to your next doctor’s appointment or trip to the pharmacist might seem like overkill, but it could save your life—especially if you take multiple drugs or supplements . At least once yearly, gather every prescription and over-the-counter drug you take, including drops and ointments, as well as every dietary supplement, vitamin, mineral, […]

National Caregiver Day

February 1, 2018

  We all need someone to lean on.  Interpersonal relationships and social connections such as interacting with friends or relatives are very important to one’s well being. These connections should generate a sense of openness, generosity and goodwill. Although they take work, good relationships are one of the greatest blessings you can have. Unfortunately, it […]

6 out of 10 People With Alzheimer’s Will Wander

December 13, 2017

You can’t know when it will happen, however it is common for a person with dementia to wander and become lost; many do repeatedly. According to Medic Alert (live 24-hour emergency response service), over 60% of those with dementia will wander at some point during the course of the disease. Wandering can be dangerous – […]

How to Make a Hospital Stay Easier for Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

November 28, 2017

Since physical problems increase with age, the likelihood of hospitalization also increases. If your loved one has Alzheimer’s or Dementia a hospitalization can be disruptive and frightening. Keep in mind that hospitals are not typically well-designed for patients with dementia, in many cases hospital staff have limited training in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias which […]

Home for the holidays – an opportune time to do a home care assessment on your parents

November 14, 2017

The holidays are fast approaching and a great many people are already making plans to visit their cherished family members. During this special time, millions of Americans will see just how much change a year can make in their family- how children have grown, or how relatives have aged. With holiday reunions come an opportune […]

The Impact of Low Vision and Its Effect on Seniors

October 12, 2017

The Impact of Low Vision and Its Effect on Seniors Low vision in the elderly is a common problem, as our eyes undergo different changes over time. While most of us will not suffer from complete blindness, millions currently suffer from some form of visual impairment, with numbers growing rapidly as we age. Low vision […]

Dehydration In The Elderly Can Be A Serious Health Risk

September 29, 2017

Dehydration In The Elderly Can Be A Serious Health Risk. Your body contains about 11 gallons of water. Your blood is 85% water; your muscles 80%; your brain 75% and your bones are 25% water – which illustrates the importance water plays in your health When dehydrated, your brain shrinks in volume. This shrinking is […]

DIY Engagement activities for Alzheimer’s and Dementia family members

August 7, 2017

Memories are our most valuable possession these DIY engagement activities will help make today brighter and more meaningful by providing personalized engagement and redirection that increases social and cognitive interactions for your family member. COPY ME ACTIVITY: A simple activity where 1 player creates a pattern the other copies it – good for targeting visual-perceptual/spatial […]