New Year’s Resolutions While Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s

While everyone else is focusing on getting more exercise, dropping a few pounds, or sticking to an insufferable diet, as a caregiver caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, just getting through each day will be challenging enough for you. The notion of striving to improve upon any part of your life in this unsettling time can […]

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Important Questions When Visiting Parents Over The Holidays

It’s been a while since you’ve been able to spend time with Mom. Now that the holiday season is here, you will have some quality time to catch up. Of course, you’ll want to make the most of this time with each other, but it’s also the perfect time to assess how she is really […]

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Alzheimer’s Care Update – Is Alzheimer’s Disease an Autoimmune Disorder?

Pinning down a cure for Alzheimer’s has become just as complex as the tau threads long considered to be the core cause of the disease. But now, researchers may be drawing one step closer to untangling the puzzle of Alzheimer’s disease, through another train of thought. New findings are leaning towards the hypothesis of an […]

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Increasing Social Engagement for Introverted Seniors

Brace yourself! The holidays are here. Many people may love the frantic pace of parties and celebrations, but there are others who balk at the thought of stepping out of their comfort zone and into more intensive social obligations. It could be due to one of two fundamental distinctions: extroversion vs. introversion. And it’s worthwhile […]

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How a Hug Can Improve Senior Health

Everyone remembers the stress of social distancing at the height of the pandemic. One of the most fundamental components of being a human – physical touch – was put aside in order to protect us all from harm. We learned quickly though, how much harm a lack of physical contact can cause. It is particularly […]

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Bridging the Gap in Dementia Care: Using Food to Engage and Connect

Food is a universal language, and it connects us all! Think about how many cherished memories have been made through the years that incorporated food at the center of them all: birthday parties, wedding celebrations, holiday meals. Even average days involve routines that become ingrained in us around food, from that first aromatic cup of […]

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The New Cancer Treatment Advancement That’s Eliminating Tumors

As fall approaches, so does cold and flu season, and our immune systems are sure to be put to the test. Fortunately, our natural immunity is incredible in its capability to detect and destroy invading infections. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a cancer treatment that could do the same? Well, the researchers at […]

Health Concerns That Can Cause Negative Mood Changes in a Senior

Everyone goes through good days and bad days, and everyone is entitled to negative thinking or irritability every now and then. If you are caring for an older adult who appears to have fallen into a routine of continual negativity and complaining, there could be a reason for it. It’s worthwhile to explore whether or […]

Simple, Effective Strategies You Can Try Today to Improve Memory

Do you recall learning the order of colors of the rainbow as a child? A lot of us were introduced to Roy G. Biv to master this feat – one of many mnemonics we learn that, interestingly, often stay with us for a lifetime. As we age, it’s expected to experience some level of memory […]

Being a Partner, Not a Parent, Throughout Spousal Caregiving

Anyone in a happy, long-term relationship understands that it requires dedication, compromise, and sacrifice. The happiest relationships are the ones where both parties selflessly care for one another. This can change drastically, however, if the person you love encounters a serious health concern. And this shift can have an adverse impact on the dynamics of […]