While science doesn’t have all the answers, hundreds of research articles published on the benefits of pet therapy point to the conclusion that it positively impacts quality of life for many people living with dementia.
Whether it’s a hurricane, flooding, or any other natural disaster, there are steps you can take to ensure that you and your loved one with dementia can safely weather the storm. As always, it starts with being prepared.
It happened; you are now a caregiver. It’s okay. Breathe. You are not alone, this path has been walked before, and you will learn to navigate the new space you are in.
Summertime is travel time for many families. Vacations, family reunions, a nice drive for fresh air – so many options for enjoying the outdoors and making memories. But, what if you are caring for someone living with dementia? You can take the trip with your loved one, with just a bit of planning.
Remember searching for a college for yourself or your child? Searching for a college and searching for an assisted living option for your loved one can be quite similar!
The spring season has arrived and with it comes more sunshine and warmer days. This creates the perfect opportunity for one to explore outdoor spaces that both you and your loved one will enjoy!
As an adult, it is likely that at some point you will be a caregiver of your child or of your parent. But what if they coincide at the same time? Welcome to the Sandwich Generation.
Winter is here… and with it comes less sunlight and cold, dreary weather. During the winter many of us may experience a sadness that results from a lack of sunshine or the end of the holidays; when these blues persist, however, these “low” feelings can become a problem.
As the year comes to a close, the winter months arrive… bringing lower temperatures, and higher risks. These risks affect everyone, but especially older adults. As we go about our daily lives this winter, there are some important things to keep in mind.
The pandemic has affected our loved ones in so many ways; this year for the holidays, give gifts that offer a bit of extra comfort and enjoyment. With a little creativity, you can find ways to include your loved ones in festivities or start new traditions to remind them that they are loved.