Category Archives: Senior Care

Understanding Dementia Shadowing and How to Overcome It

  Primary caregivers of those living with dementia are frequently far too acquainted with the difficulty of trying to find a quiet minute or two alone – to use the bathroom, get a quick shower, and even walk into another room. Seniors with Alzheimer’s can experience heightened fear when a loved one is out of … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Care Strategy: The Benefits of Creating a Memory Book

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss Memories are the glue that binds together our past with who we are today; and for someone with dementia, confusion around these memories can have a deep impact. One of our goals in taking care of seniors … Continue reading

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Mental Health Tip: Help for Holiday Depression in Seniors

Mental health in seniors is important year-round, but especially during the holidays. In spite of its reputation for being a season of joy, for many seniors, the holidays are a time of deep sadness. Yearning for holidays past, grief over the loss of loved ones, and difficult changes to health can magnify all through the … Continue reading

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Exploring Humidifiers as an Option to Reduce COPD Symptoms

For senior loved ones and those with lung conditions such as COPD, maintaining the best possible air quality in the house is essential. Air that is too dry, for instance, may induce COPD symptoms or trigger other health problems such as: Dry, itchy, or chapped skin Nose bleeds A scratchy throat Dry eyes Aggravated asthma, … Continue reading

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Is It Forgetfulness or Dementia? Here’s How to Tell Them Apart

You entirely forgot about the doctor’s appointment scheduled for last Friday, misplaced your glasses for the umpteenth time, and cannot remember the name of the new neighbor for the life of you. Is all of this just a typical part of aging, or could it be the start of Alzheimer’s disease? Is it simple forgetfulness … Continue reading

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