Resources for Family Caregivers of Older Adults

Would Genetic Testing Results Motivate You to Make Changes?

Would Genetic Testing Results Motivate You to Make Changes?

People have long sought the ability to see the future by gazing into a crystal ball. That ability is now a reality — for some aspects of our lives, at least. Preventing chronic diseases and declining abilities as we age is very important for family caregivers but we don’t always know exactly what we should do… Continue Reading

Home Safe Home with Dementia – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Home Safe Home with Dementia – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Family caregivers who care for loved ones with dementia have to consider how they will handle a progressive disease, one which will eventually rob them of the senior they love. They face what seem like daily changes, which all too quickly become challenges. For family members who are dealing with dementia, that’s just one piece of the puzzle.… Continue Reading

Counteracting Sundowning Impacts – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Counteracting Sundowning Impacts – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Sundowning is a phenomenon that is faced by many caregivers of those with dementia. It’s yet another challenge faced by our senior loved ones and family caregivers. They may not realize there is a name for what happens in their home every afternoon and evening, but it causes them difficulty nonetheless. The symptoms of sundowning… Continue Reading

Benefits for Both When Seniors Engage with Younger Generations

Benefits for Both When Seniors Engage with Younger Generations

As our world evolves and families live miles apart, it seems that young and old are not brought together as frequently as in prior generations. Today’s millennials are vastly different than their grandparents. They are largely removed from institutions, according to a recent Pew Research report, including families. In many cases, their parents both worked… Continue Reading

Prevent Wandering by Seniors with Dementia – Family Caregiver Tip

Prevent Wandering by Seniors with Dementia – Family Caregiver Tip

Family caregivers, especially of seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, worry that when they try to rest or complete a task their loved one will wander off. Senior loved ones who have dementia are likely to wander as the disease progresses. In fact, three out of five people with dementia will wander. That’s an estimated 3… Continue Reading

When Your Senior with Dementia Refuses to Go – Family Caregiver Tip

When Your Senior with Dementia Refuses to Go – Family Caregiver Tip

Family caregivers of older adults who have Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia have many challenges each day. That is especially true when their loved one’s disease progresses. During the course of a week, there are many places that caregivers need to go in order to get things done. There are essential weekly tasks and important events that… Continue Reading

Because Everyone is Affected – Talking to Kids About Alzheimer’s

Because Everyone is Affected – Talking to Kids About Alzheimer’s

During World Alzheimer’s Month, as we spread awareness and information about Alzheimer’s and other related dementias, it is a good time to ponder how we are discussing dementia with our younger generation. Are we talking with them about it? How are we? What do they want — and need — to know? How can we improve the interactions… Continue Reading





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