How to Coordinate Your Caregiving Team

How to Coordinate Your Caregiving Team

Caring for an aging loved one, especially one with a degenerative disease like Alzheimer’s or dementia, is no easy task. Often, family caregivers are not only faced with the challenges of their loved one’s health, but also their own as the stress and exertion of full-time caregiving takes its toll on the body and spirit. 

“Family caregivers face the risk of...

7 Ways to Educate Your Family About Memory Loss

Educate Your Family About Memory Loss

Experts on memory loss agree that Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss affect the entire family, not just the person diagnosed. Everyone feels the stress of watching – and caring for – their loved one’s progressive decline. If you are the primary caregiver for someone with memory loss, the responsibility of educating your family and close friends, as well as keeping them updated...

3 Considerations to Make When Planning and Paying for Senior Care

Planning and Paying for Senior Car

If your loved one is experiencing difficulties that accompany aging, it might be time to start thinking about planning for future care. While we would all like to imagine living out our days free from the necessity of long-term care, in reality, approximately two-thirds of people ages 65 and older will require long-term care in some form, according to AARP

Experts in...

The Benefits of Music Therapy for Those with Memory Loss

Music Therapy for Those with Memory Loss

For those living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of memory loss, the progressive decline of their cognitive functioning eventually makes it difficult to communicate and interact with the world around them. In addition to decreasing skills and behavioral changes, the isolation that Alzheimer’s causes significantly affects one’s quality of life. Fortunately, research shows growing...

7 Benefits of Fresh Air & Sunshine: Forecasting a Healthy Senior Lifestyle

For many older adults, life’s circumstances make it difficult to get outside as much as they used to. Whether health conditions, mobility issues or lack of energy keeps seniors indoors, they’re missing out on the refreshing mental and physical health benefits of spending time in the fresh air and sunshine.

“Many seniors, especially those who live alone, often suffer from boredom and...