The Spectrum of Hope

By |2018-01-04T20:32:57+00:00January 4th, 2018|Senior Care, In-Home Senior Care|

Imagine finding a glimmer of good news in a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. A neurologist who’s been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer’s by defining it as a spectrum disorder—like autism, Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects different people differently. Told through the [...]

Popping the Cork: A New Year’s Resolution for Caregivers

By |2018-01-04T20:31:38+00:00January 4th, 2018|Senior Care, Caregiver|

Before the ball drops in Times Square, promise yourself this year will be the year you become your own best caregiver. Resolve to do what thousands of others need to do – make time for yourself, because in so doing, you make your time with others better and more valuable. Here are some ideas to [...]

Dementia Caregiver

By |2018-01-04T20:30:08+00:00January 4th, 2018|Senior Care, In-Home Senior Care|

Becoming a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be an underappreciated, and yet noble role. Because of the nature of these disorders, the only way to become an effective caregiver is to become well-informed about the disease. With the right information, you can become your own expert at both caring for your charge and [...]

Stress and the Holidays: Coping Strategies to Keep you Sane

By |2018-01-04T01:49:33+00:00January 4th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

Every year, the media bombards us with advertisements showing the “happy family” gathering for the holidays. People from different generations are together, having a wonderful time, sharing traditions of old and creating new ones as well. It is not that way, though, for a great number of individuals. For those who don’t have families of [...]

Helping Mom Remember: Coping with Dementia

By |2018-01-04T01:48:39+00:00January 4th, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better|

“Am I 90 Yet? Mom asked. I heard those words many times the last year of mother’s life. My mother’s memory was fading. Nevertheless, she was still sharp in certain areas, for example; remembering her standing Saturday morning hair appointment, biweekly manicure or that I was too slow in picking up her dry cleaning. On [...]

Winter Safety Tips for In-Home Senior Care

By |2018-01-04T01:46:04+00:00January 4th, 2018|Senior Care|

In addition to common, year-round domestic hazards, each season presents its own set of potential issues for the health of seniors. As colder temperatures set in, many new threats to seniors’ health and safety emerge. To help ensure seniors’ safety through the winter, it’s important to consider potential threats both inside and outside the home [...]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

By |2018-01-04T01:43:06+00:00January 4th, 2018|Senior Care|

In many areas of the country, cold weather is an old-forgotten nemesis that reappears this time of year. When caring for those with disabilities and seniors, caregivers must take some simple precautions to ensure a loved one’s safety this winter season. Temperature control The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 600 Americans [...]