seniors

Older adult woman sorting a basket of laundry

LIVING WITH DEMENTIA

For people living with dementia, finding and engaging in meaningful activities can provide a sense of purpose, cognitive stimulation, comfort, and an opportunity to remain connected with others.

Couple Enjoying the Holidays

HOLIDAY TIPS FOR CAREGIVERS

The holiday season is a wonderful time of the year, but for caregivers it often comes with additional tasks and extra stress. Instead of peace and laughter, the season can be filled with tension and guilt. Read on for tips and tricks that can help ensure your holidays are filled with less stress and more joy.

Nutrition with Dementia

NUTRITION, MEALTIMES, and DEMENTIA

Research conclusively reports that good nutrition and hydration for people with dementia is important in maintaining cognitive function as well as other bodily functions – furthermore, poor nutrition may exacerbate behavioral symptoms and cause weight loss.

Self-care isn't selfish

Self-Care for Caregivers

Taking care of oneself isn’t a new concept. However, the term “self-care” changes the obvious concept and turns it into something intentional. It means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health.

Older adult woman doing yog

LIFE LONGEVITY – INFLUENCING FACTORS

When it comes to living longer, there are several factors at play. Here’s the big secret, though: the ultimate goal that contributes to achieving longevity is reducing stress. Yep, stress reduction is like an umbrella that covers all the other factors.

Husband and Caregiver Wife

RECOGNIZING WHEN HELP IS NEEDED

As people become older, the amount of help needed often increases. Sometimes, the amount of support needed becomes more than a caregiver can handle, or is capable of providing. It is during these times that it is important to remember that it’s ok to ask for help.

Mother and Adult Daughter - Music Therapy

DEMENTIA TREATMENTS AND MEDICATIONS

Along with cognitive decline, many individuals living with dementia will develop behavioral and psychological symptoms such as depression, anxiety, apathy, and delusions, among others. Both non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions can potentially reduce these symptoms.

Role Reversal - Caring for an Aging Loved One

Caring for Aging Loved Ones

Relationships change over time, and when it comes to parents and their children, this feeling of “role reversal” is quite common. Adult children may find themselves “parenting” their elderly parent. This transition is challenging for both parties and may leave everyone involved feeling vulnerable and confused.