Creating a Joyful Holiday When You’re Facing Challenges

November 20, 2018 —   The holidays can create a mix of emotions. While for many of us, the holidays are an exciting, happy time, full of visions of family get-togethers, gift exchanges and reliving memories, others face spending the holidays alone or without certain loved ones who may have passed or who aren’t able to attend the festivities.... Read More

Caring for Someone Living With Dementia

May 22, 2018 —   Caregiving is a demanding role. For those caring for someone living with memory loss, the challenges are often multiplied. Frequently, the person living with dementia is unable to communicate their needs, making the caregiver feel guilty that they are unable to fully take care of their loved one. This makes an already demanding role... Read More

How to Protect Your Aging Parents from Getting Scammed

April 20, 2018 —   It’s one of the most frustrating things a child can face – seeing their parents being taken advantage of financially. Yet, it’s a growing problem and one that costs seniors billions of dollars each year. So what can you do to protect your loved one? First, it helps to know why seniors are targeted.... Read More

How to Create Easier End-of-Life Transitions

March 5, 2018 —   There are few things in life more traumatic than losing someone we love or facing the reality of our own mortality. So, it’s only natural that we do everything possible to postpone that anguish for as long as possible. With today’s advances in healthcare, we have more options than ever before to delay the... Read More

Top Ten Ways for Caregivers to Take Care of Themselves in the New Year

December 20, 2017 —   The National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP report that nearly 66 million Americans provide uncompensated care to a loved one who is ill, disabled or aged. Many of these caregivers have full-time jobs and families of their own. Juggling these numerous responsibilities can often lead the caregiver to start neglecting their own needs,... Read More

How to Create a Happy Holiday for People Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers

December 5, 2017 —   For many, the holidays are a joyful time of reconnecting with family and celebrating the many festivities of the season. However, for many family caregivers, the holidays can add stress to an already challenging role. Along with shopping and trying to squeeze in participating in the events that make the season special, caregivers are... Read More

Managing Conflict When Caregivers Disagree

October 20, 2017 —   When a loved one requires some outside assistance to manage the challenges of aging, family members – whether it’s grown children, grandchildren or even a spouse – may have some specific ideas on what’s best for the person involved. Often, family members may not agree on the specific approaches to providing needed care. Emotions... Read More

Preparing Visitors for a Meeting with Your Loved One Living with Dementia

August 21, 2017 —   Living with dementia may reduce a person’s desire to spend time with others, but socializing remains essential to improving their quality of life. Numerous studies have shown that socialization is a key component in brain health and helping people living with dementia lead more fulfilling and satisfying lives. Because the need to remain connected... Read More