Risks of Eating Alone at Home

Eating Alone

A diet consisting of cream and sugar sounds yummy, but as you can guess, isn’t nutritionally sound and won’t sustain you throughout the day. That’s exactly what my grandma would put on most everything. Cream and sugar on her cereal, pancakes, potatoes, etc. The list goes on and on. Not everyone is like my grandma … Read more

Engagement for Seniors with Dementia

Seniors on Bikes

What’s the weather like today? Are you coming home soon? How many kids do you have now? Is it nice outside? When are you coming home? You have two boys and one girl? For those with Dementia, if they are not actively engaged in a conversation or activity, and depending on their level of Dementia, … Read more

Services Offered Within Assisted Living

Services within assisted living

Making a transition from your home to assisted living is a monumental change for anyone and while it may be the best decision for everyone involved, there still may be questions about what services are offered for your loved one. Although every state and facility is different, the level of care and services offered should … Read more

Dealing with Sundowners for Caregivers

Sundowning

You either know what Sundowning is or you don’t. For those caregivers having to deal with it, they know all too well what this neurological behavior is like.  For those that don’t know what Sundowning or sundown syndrome is, let’s define it. Wikipedia defines Sundowning as a neurological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in … Read more

How to Settle Into Assisted Living

Settle into Assisted Living

This is a brand new era in your life, which can be exciting and maybe even a little nerve-wrecking. Making the transition from your home to an assisted living community is a big change. We’ve put together a few tips on how to settle into assisted living and make it your new home. Just because … Read more

Mourning the loss of friends to Dementia/Alzheimers

Memory Loss

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease are two separate diseases that both demand the loss of memory. Dementia is an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory and thinking skills. While Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Both Dementia and Alzheimer’s … Read more

Pet Ownership and Seniors

Benefits of Pet Ownership

Animals play a huge role in our everyday lives. They comfort us when we need a pick me up, the play with us when we need a break, they give us exercise when they need to be walked, and most importantly, they greet us with overwhelming energy when we walk through the door. But, there … Read more

The Importance of Respite Care

Respite Care

You know when the stewardess on the plane tells you to put your oxygen mask on before you help anyone next to you in the case of an emergency? That’s because you need to take care of yourself before you can properly take care of others. The same can be said for taking care of … Read more

Heart Disease

Cherished Transitions

The number one leading killer of adults over the age of 65 is heart disease. Although this may be a shock to some people, others know this all too well. According to the CDC, within the United States, more than 630,000 people per year are killed by heart disease. About half of Americans (49%) have … Read more

Identifying Alzheimer’s Before it Occurs

Senior Living

Identifying Alzheimer’s Disease Before it Occurs Alzheimer’s an ugly disease that can take anyone. Your loved one is still right in front of you and even looks exactly the same, but can’t remember your wedding day. What are scientists and researchers doing about Alzheimer’s disease? An international team of scientists are seeking a better way … Read more