We’re here! It’s the week of Thanksgiving and it is ON! Your son is home from college, your daughter, her husband and their baby are crammed in her childhood bedroom, and Great Aunt Rosemarie and her new boyfriend/caregiver Carlos are posted up in your guest room. Time to defrost the turkey, peel potatoes, snip green [...]
The holidays are officially around the corner. It starts with Thanksgiving next week and then we’re full swing into Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s. It’s the time of year for shopping and cooking and cleaning and decorating and shopping some more. On top of your family, and work, and your responsibilities as a caregiver. [...]
For some reason, older adults often get the notion that they can’t exercise for a series of reasons.
Brain health is crucial after being diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Caregivers can encourage children to engage in activities that their loved one can participate in, such as gardening, walking, baking, playing with pets, doing chores and playing games.
There is no medication that can treat sundowning, but there are a few methods of prevention to keep your loved one a little more on track.
Here are the basic do’s and don’ts for caregivers for communicating with people with dementia.
Brain and memory exercises can help keep your mind sharp despite your prognosis.
Making sure that older family members are getting the exercise they need can be stressful.
Road trips are a staple of summer, and chances are the older adults you care for are as excited about them as you are.