Want To Age Gracefully? Avoid These 7 Things

By |2018-03-16T18:17:44+00:00March 16th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Like the haves and the have nots, when it comes to post 50s, it’s those who are aging and those who are aging gracefully. You know, the lucky ones who seem to be getting better and better with each passing year like a fine wine while some are just learning by trial and error. Well, [...]

GETTING A PET CAN IMPROVE AGING IN PLACE

By |2018-02-24T17:49:23+00:00February 24th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

Are you wondering how you are going to care for your pet as you age in place? Are you wondering if you should adopt a pet as you age in place? This guide will help you decide on the best choice for you. Studies have shown that owning a pet can be physically and mentally [...]

When Stroke Happens

By |2018-02-04T00:03:45+00:00February 4th, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

Strokes, or “brain attacks,” disable Americans more than any other disease. With an interruption of blood to the brain, a stroke may have similar symptoms; but as everyone’s brain is different, so are the effects of each person’s stroke. There is no rhyme or reason to the severity of strokes and or to the recovery [...]

Flu Tips for Caregivers

By |2018-01-22T01:09:54+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

When caring for people who have the flu: Avoid being face to face with the sick person. If possible, it is best to spend the least amount of time in close contact with a sick person. When holding sick children, place their chin on your shoulder so they will not cough in your face. Wash [...]

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 [...]

Reducing Holiday Stress with Memory Impaired Loved Ones

By |2017-11-28T01:58:37+00:00November 27th, 2017|Senior Care|

Your whole family is gathered for dinner during the holidays. Your sister-in-law is playing a video to entertain her two boys. Your spouse is having an animated discussion with your brother about holiday-light displays. A timer is buzzing in the kitchen. Your teenage daughter tells you that your mother, who lives with Alzheimer’s, is upset. [...]

Mary Beth Wighton – A Challenge to Find Dementia Advocate Leaders

By |2017-10-30T13:10:52+00:00September 28th, 2017|Safety|

Canadian-born Mary Beth Wighton, has been living with frontotemporal lobe dementia since 2012 when she was diagnosed at age 45. Two years later, she co-founded the Ontario Dementia Advisory Group (ODAG) with the mission of influencing governmental policies affecting the rights of people with dementia. “Since the formation of ODAG,” Mary Beth says, “members have [...]

Puzzled by Her Mother’s Emotions after Stroke and Dementia

By |2017-10-30T13:11:21+00:00September 28th, 2017|Safety|

Karen Miller’s mother suffered a massive stroke at age fifty. “My mother’s stroke caused paralysis on her right side and took away her ability to speak. Also, she didn’t recognize her reflection in the mirror,” said Karen during a recent interview. “Mom became emotional and seemed to lose her ability to reason. It wasn’t until [...]

The Caregiver’s Voice REVIEW – At Death’s Door

By |2017-08-04T00:53:33+00:00August 4th, 2017|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

At Death’s Door brings to life the end of life. Many of us remain unaware of the important issues families face near the end of life. What does a DNR/DNI entail? What are the leading conditions that lead to irreversible decline? Who has the legal right to make decisions regarding our healthcare? What options does [...]

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