Resources for Family Caregivers of Older Adults

Playing Games Together for Fun and Mental Exercise

Playing Games Together for Fun and Mental Exercise

Who doesn’t love to play a game? It has been shown that people who experience memory loss can stimulate and engage their brain by playing games. The games can be many, varied, and either high tech or low tech. As long as the senior enjoys playing them and is fully engaged, game playing will stimulate… Continue Reading

Importance of Respite for Family Caregivers and How To Find It

Importance of Respite for Family Caregivers and How To Find It

Family caregivers often spend long hours caring for senior loved ones and their immediate family members but take little time to care for themselves. Telling someone “care for yourself so you can care for others” is so much easier said than done for family caregivers, who struggle to find the time they need to finish… Continue Reading

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Impacts — Actions for Caregivers

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Impacts — Actions for Caregivers

Alzheimer’s and related dementias touch the lives of us all. Most people are either personally caring for a loved one with dementia or know someone who is living with dementia or caring for a person with dementia (or have it themselves). It has become rare to not be affected by dementia. Unpaid family caregivers are… Continue Reading

What’s the Best Pet for a Senior Loved One with Dementia?

What’s the Best Pet for a Senior Loved One with Dementia?

Companionship in the form of a four-legged friend can be a real lifeline for people who are aging, especially when dementia is present. Throughout history, animals’ primary function has been utilitarian. They helped plow fields or transport passengers. Today domesticated animals have a strong connection for humans. Pets bring friendship to seniors and their family… Continue Reading

10 Tips for Successful Communication with Loved Ones with Dementia

10 Tips for Successful Communication with Loved Ones with Dementia

Family caregivers are challenged everyday when caring for their senior with dementia – frustration, anger, tears, and refusals. Alzheimer’s disease is the leading form of dementia, affecting as many as 5.5 million people in the United States alone. Day to day caring can often be difficult when the progressive neurological disease worsens over time. It… Continue Reading




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