Dangers of Elderly Depression

Elderly Depression

Depression comes in all shapes and sizes and doesn’t hold itself to one particular age in general. However, knowing the signs and symptoms of depression along with the dangers associated with depression can impact how you handle it and know which precautions you can put into place before it becomes dangerous to your aging loved … Read more

Keep Aging Parents Homes Safe

Keep Aging Parents Safe

You may have grown up in a house and think there can’t be too many things wrong with this place you love, right? That’s not entirely true. Just like our bodies, our houses need care and maintenance to be considered safe, especially if aging parents still live in that house. Maybe your parents have moved … Read more

Top Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Memory Loss

The first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease vary from person to person. For those with late-onset Alzheimer’s, the disease first begins to show signs in their mid-60s. For those with early-onset Alzheimer’s, symptoms typically appear any time between their mid-30s to mid-60s. What are some of the signs and symptoms we can begin looking for with … Read more

Sleep or Lack Thereof

Sleep

The definition of sleep is defined as, “a condition of body and mind such as that which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.” There you have it. You or your loved one may not be … Read more

Music Therapy in Dementia Patients

Music

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato. Music is everywhere and in some cases it’s attached to everything inside us. For others, it’s sound that travels around the room and is nice to listen to every once in a while. For … Read more

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

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

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