The Wisdom of Assisted Living

By |2018-12-10T03:38:55+00:00October 17th, 2018|In-Home Senior Care|

Recently a very articulate, very independent older friend of mine did some rehabilitation time in an assisted living home (probably the best one in town, and we know all of them), and though younger than she, I have always had a Nancy Drew kind of brain, and so I impertinently asked Marge, “What was it [...]

Keeping an Eye on Long-Term Health while Managing a Cancer Diagnosis

By |2018-10-14T18:03:55+00:00October 15th, 2018|Senior Care|

I remember hearing the doctor say to my husband, “You’ve got cancer,” and immediately wondered if I had misheard those words. Cancer diagnoses can result in many emotions for caregivers. You may struggle for another breath, cry and begin to mourn for the life you had before cancer entered your lives. You may not be [...]

Lisa Genova’s TED Talk – Alzheimer’s Resistant Brain

By |2018-10-14T18:03:55+00:00October 14th, 2018|Senior Care|

Lisa Genova, neuroscientist and author of Still Alice, gave a TED talk early last year in Vancouver. Her remarks began with: Let’s project out into the future, to your future “yous,” and let’s imagine that we’re all 85. Now, everyone look at [the person beside you]. One of you probably has Alzheimer’s disease. [Laughter] Alright… [...]

Inside My Being – Alzheimer’s by Roberto Carlo Chiesa

By |2018-11-04T21:46:26+00:00September 28th, 2018|Health Care|

The Caregiver’s Voice features a video by Roberto Carlo Chiesa of Modesto-based Alexandria Perrin Company for VOICES with Dementia. Inspired by his sister, Roberto’s short-narrative film features Arlene, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease. (She was his late sister’s roommate who also lived with Alzheimer’s.) Actress Jenni Abbott plays Arlene’s daughter and each share words from [...]

Smart Home Tech That Will Make Life Better for the Elderly

By |2018-10-14T17:26:30+00:00September 18th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Our aged population is increasing and only getting going to get larger. In fact, the United States’ pop1ulation of citizens over 85 years old is estimated to be over 19 million by the year 2050 . As people grow older, so does their need for assistance. Even the most capable of senior citizens can benefit [...]

7 Tips for Making a Difference in Seniors’ Health and Quality of Life

By |2018-10-07T00:32:06+00:00September 14th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Every year in September we celebrate the well-being of older adults and encourage them to take steps to live healthier, more active lives. The goal of the celebration is to provide information to improve the lives of seniors in the areas of physical health, mental health, socialization and financial well-being. The bottom line message is [...]

Parkinson’s Disease with Dementia – Special Challenges

By |2018-10-14T18:03:56+00:00September 7th, 2018|Senior Care|

In the U.S. today there are more than one million people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Approximately 50,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. PD is a progressive movement disorder that affects the central nervous system. Its causes are unknown, and while physicians can manage some symptoms of the disease, there is no known cure. Primarily individuals [...]

The Sting of Shingles Vaccine, Treatments Reduce Risks

By |2018-10-14T18:03:57+00:00August 8th, 2018|Senior Care|

If you’ve ever had chickenpox, you may be at risk for a painful disease called shingles as you grow older. Shingles is a sometimes-agonizing skin rash and nerve disease that’s caused by a virus. Fortunately, you can take steps to prevent shingles or ease its serious effects. Shingles usually affects adults after age 50, although [...]

Memory – It Changes Over the Years

By |2018-07-23T18:50:41+00:00July 10th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

Twenty-two years ago, I devoured anything I could learn about the brain. I tried to understand what was happening to my father’s mind / brain as he lived with Alzheimer’s. I remain fascinated by the brain. We’re learning so much about the computer in our head – far more than my initial ill-fated introduction to [...]

Somebody’s Hero

By |2018-07-23T19:16:31+00:00July 8th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better, Caregiver|

I don’t fight fires or cure the sick. I’ve never scaled a mountain or scored a winning touchdown. In many ways, my time on this earth is spent living an average life. But everyday, in little ways, I get to be somebody’s hero and the feeling is like no other. For you see, I am [...]

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