Marriage & Alzheimer’s

One in ten Americans age 65 or older will suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s—and with an aging population, that number seems to be growing every day.   While you do hear of instances of both spouses having memory loss at the same time, it’s very…

Top Tips for Caregiving

Without a doubt, caregiving can be a stressful experience, leaving many holding their hands in the air and wondering, “How on earth can I possibly do this?” The act of caregiving is much more in our cultural zeitgeist than it once was with more of…

Can Exercise Fight off Alzheimer’s?

There are many myths floating around about how to prevent memory loss and slow down the progression of diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. But do any of them work? While the jury may still be out for some more recent trends, such as brain-healthy foods…

Caring for the Mental & Physical Health of Caregivers

As it stands now, there are over 34 million unpaid caregivers working in the United States who offer support to a loved one 50 years or older suffering from illness. This is an incredibly large part of our population—and remember, this is only the statistic…

Top Activities for Seniors in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

Keeping busy is the name of the game for the elderly in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Long gone are the images of senior citizens sitting forlornly in wheelchairs and staring out the window to pass time. Our aging population is more active every…

Traveling With an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patient

It goes without saying that travel opens up a world of possibilities and the same can also apply to those suffering from memory loss. Of course, there are certain limitations when it comes to traveling with someone with Alzheimer’s and dementia, depending on their prognosis…

Ensuring a Lasting Caregiver/Client Relationship

We all know it’s not always easy looking after someone ailing or aging—or both. There are lots of roadblocks and stumbling points along the way when it comes to working with the elderly in their final years, be it at home or in an institutional…

5 Tips for Caregivers to Avoid Financial Hardships

Caregiving and finances are topics that usually go hand-in-hand. Caring after an aging loved one is time-consuming, but it can also make a considerable dent on one’s pocketbook. When approaching the process of caretaking, it’s important to keep these vital financial tidbits of wisdom in…

3 Main Ways to Help Seniors Deal with Depression & Loneliness

Everyone can experience depression and loneliness. However, senior citizens can be prone to deal with it even more so given the conditions of their age and circumstances. According to Mental Health America, 1 out of 17 Americans over the age of 65 suffer from some…

Best Buy And Smart Homes for the Elderly

For those of you who may not be aware, Best Buy made real headlines in 2018 when it purchased GreatCall, a company that created health products for seniors and the aging. We all know Best Buy for devices like televisions, video games, computers and speakers—but…