Top 5 Stories for Caregivers this Week

    Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a nice, uneventful week and some respite planned for the weekend. If you have some time this weekend, you may want to check out my tips for prepping for a busy week and caregiving shortcuts to make next week go smoothly.   Here are my five favorite ...

Avoiding Medication Mishaps

09. June 2016 Safety 0
    Caring for an aging parent can be overwhelming. Between ensuring their home is safe, they are getting proper nutrition and ensuring that they are able to get to their appointments, it can be easy to make a simple medical mistake.   Whether you give them the wrong medication, or serve up medication with ...

Activities for People with Dementia

    June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, so to honor those families affected by the diseases, I plan to share caregiving tips for those caring for someone with dementia more frequently this month.   With Alzheimer’s disease, once a skill is lost, it can’t be regained, so it is critical to keep your ...

Preserving Family Traditions

    In my family, on your birthday, you get to pick where or what you’d like to eat for your birthday dinner. My birthday is in April and I always request a Thanksgiving-like turkey dinner. My son recently celebrated his birthday and chose to have dinner at a chain restaurant popular with kids. This ...

Top 5 Stories for Caregivers this Week

    Happy Friday! This month is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Are you caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? Thank you for all of the sacrifices you make. It isn’t easy caring for a loved one who is slipping away. If you know someone who is caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, let ...

Dealing With Memory Changes

02. June 2016 Health 0
    What are Common Causes of Memory Changes and How to Improve Your Memory   Everyone experiences some memory changes with age. It is perfectly normal, although, many of my older friends are far less forgiving of their memory slips than younger people.   I had a client who couldn’t remember my license plate ...

Reduce Negative Effects of Aging with Exercise

01. June 2016 Health 0
    While we can’t stop time, there are some things we can do to slow down the aging process and make your journey easier. Increasing our physical activity provides many health benefits and older adults in particular can gain a lot from staying active. Regular physical activity improves balance, muscle strength, reduces stress and ...