From the second the door swings open and your elderly parent wraps you in a warm hug, through the festive holiday meal and every timeless family tradition, possibilities abound for not just quality time together, but also to assess how your loved one is truly doing and if any warning flags are noticed.Read More
Living far from family makes it really difficult to go visit our older loved ones as often as we’d like, but during the holiday season, families make an extra effort for quality time with each other – making it the perfect time to review an older family member’s safety and wellbeing.Read More
Looking at the holidays through the lens of Alzheimer’s disease can look far from merry and bright. Family caregivers might be stressed with care duties, and the interruption to routine can cause more distress for a senior struggling with the impact of dementia.
However, with a little creative thinking and modification of expectations,Read More
Summer vacations are something everyone looks forward to! Exploring new places, checking items off our bucket lists, leaving the worries of everyday life behind. And helping a senior loved one enjoy such a thrill makes it all the better. There will be, however, certain considerations to take into account that can help lead the way to an outstanding vacation with an older adult:
- Schedule a pre-trip physician visit.
The holidays are a wonderful time to get together with friends and loved ones, but it’s rarely considered a relaxing time of year. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season, from shopping to parties to family gatherings, can be highly stressful, and when you’ve got a loved one to care for,Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But, if you’re one of the millions of Americans who is providing care for a senior loved one, the approaching holidays may seem more like the most stressful time of the year. Carving out time for yourself may have been relegated to the very bottom of your to-do list,Read More
The delicious holiday dinner concludes with crumbs on the plates. Some family members have drifted away to monitor wiggly children anticipating gifts, others are laughing and enjoying a coffee at the table…and grandmother sits quietly in the corner, separate from the conversations and activity due to poor hearing. How many holidays have you spent like this?Read More
Finding holiday activities that delight both young and old can be challenging at best! The energy level of younger generations often far surpasses that of senior family members, and those in between are often fully engrossed in technology; is it possible to find a common thread to bond everyone together?Read More