If you are a long distance caregiver taking care of your parents or other family, a Professional Geriatric Care Manager can be a lifesaver! We developed this primer to help those long-distance caregivers that are considering hiring a Professional Care Manager to help manage the care of their loved ones that live at a distance.
CONTINUE READING Helping Your Parents Without Pulling your Hair Out: Hiring a Professional Geriatric Care Manager
Not taking time away from caregiving responsibilities can lead to bigger problems – caregiver burnout, stress, or poor health.
CONTINUE READING Take a Vacation from Being a Caregiver
Caregiving hurts. People disappoint, situations cause pain, the declines break your heart. The hurt can break us into pieces and cause us to question whether we’ll never become whole again.
CONTINUE READING Healing Our Caregiving Hurts
Azheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans; that equates to 1 in 9 people over the age of 65.
CONTINUE READING Alzheimer’s Linked to Loss of Y Chromosome in Men
Avoidable hospital readmissions have received scrutiny due to their link with poor quality health outcomes and high care costs.
CONTINUE READING Bridging the Gap: The Role of Geriatric Care Managers in Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions
Chair Yoga was developed to fill a void for those who loved Yoga but were unable to practice it for many reasons including disability, obesity, or just being unable to get on and off a mat. Adults recovering from cancer or those suffering chronic neurological disorders gravitated to it for exercise, serenity, and self-esteem.
CONTINUE READING One Size Does Not Fit All!
In addition to being able to live safely at home, when facing declining physical or cognitive abilities it remains important to all people to have a sense of purpose—something to do—in their everyday lives.
CONTINUE READING Meaningful, Enjoyable, and Doable: Optimizing Older Adults’ Activity Engagement at Home
Even for those of us who don’t live in hurricane territory, the devastating effects of recent storm shoulds serve as a valuable reminder: disasters can pose a special set of challenges for caregivers.
CONTINUE READING 5 Tips for Helping People with Alzheimer’s During an Emergency
Good dementia care emphasizes the need for familiar people and familiar environments, and this can be more difficult to support when too many transitions take place.
CONTINUE READING For Older Adults With Dementia, Transitions in Care Can Increase Risk for Serious Problems
A new study shows that a variety of physical activities from walking to gardening and dancing can improve brain volume and cut the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 50%.
CONTINUE READING Different Kinds of Physical Activity Shown to Improve Brain Volume, Cut Alzheimer’s Risk in Half
Researchers believe that they may have a part to play in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
CONTINUE READING Blueberries Could be Used to Fight Alzheimer’s
Older adult spouses who are caregivers are an overlooked group that deserves our attention.
CONTINUE READING Caregiving Coaching: Fostering Resilience in Older Adult Spousal Caregivers
No matter what our circumstances, we will experience the good and bad, and there will be circumstances outside our control. This is increasingly apparent as we age and face losses of friends and family, physical health, and even living environments.
CONTINUE READING What Do We Feed? Mindfulness and Resilience in Successful Aging
Eating at least one portion of fish per week may help to reduce a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related illnesses.
CONTINUE READING Eating Fish May Help Stave Off Dementia
Whether you become a caregiver gradually or all of sudden due to a crisis, or whether you are a caregiver willingly or by default, many emotions surface when you take on the job of caregiving.
CONTINUE READING The Emotional Side of Caregiving
The signs of dementia can be subtle at first.
CONTINUE READING 5 Ways the Elderly Can Hide Dementia Symptoms
It can be overwhelming to help memory impaired adults and those with dementia, to downsize their home belongings in preparation for a move into a senior care community.
CONTINUE READING Memory Impairment and Downsizing: 5 Easy Tips
Social Security provides tens of millions of Americans with the income they rely on in retirement, and there’s always room for current and future recipients to squeeze more from their benefits.
CONTINUE READING 5 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security
With extreme concentration added, the directional hearing aids might make the difference for success in picking out basics of a conversation (from the low murmur of surrounding sounds) for short time periods, but even the directional hearing aids don’t seem to make much difference in my stress level.
CONTINUE READING No Such Thing as BACKGROUND Noise
There are so many ways to improve senior home safety, but even doing everything possible is not going to completely guarantee somebody else’s safety at home, including an elderly individual.
CONTINUE READING Being Supportive to the Senior with Alzheimer’s Improves Home Safety