How to Best Care for Your Aging Parent

Many caregivers are grown children taking care of their own parent—and in some cases—parents. This is a complicated process—not only through the demanding schedule of caregiving, but also emotionally fraught as you see the people who raised you gradually mentally decline. Often times, this leaves…

Springtime Tips for Caregivers

Springtime brings with it so many welcome elements—better weather, lush and colorful landscapes, more outdoor activities. However, just because the weather changes doesn’t mean your caregiving schedule does so, too. Caregiving is a round-the-clock job, where devoted people work demanding hours, sometimes under thankless conditions.…

Memory Care? Try Memory Café!

The term “memory care” is well known amongst the medical community. With more and more people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, facilities and programs are opening nationwide to help alleviate this epidemic. Whether it’s hiring high-quality at-home care or looking into overnight options for our…

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…