You are what you eat. This old adage holds more weight than ever as new research is released on just how what we eat effects our bodies. We all know the general rules for eating well, fruits and veggies, whole grain, low fat. Those tips are all good for general overall health but many health [...]
Oh my aching back! My back hurts from sitting at my desk all day. My back is so tight from standing all day! My back aches from working out too much. My back is strained because I don’t work out enough! The Mayo Clinic has said that most Americans will experience back pain at some [...]
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.