Best Fidget Blankets for Seniors with Dementia

Sensory stimulation for those who are struggling with dementia can provide soothing for those who are agitated. It can calm them. Engaging in an activity throughout the day has also been shown to help your senior sleep better. If you care for a senior with dementia it might be hard to believe, especially after a … Read moreBest Fidget Blankets for Seniors with Dementia

Words of Comfort for Family Caregivers of Loved Ones with Dementia

For many family caregivers of seniors with dementia, progressing with the disease through the years can bring change and sadness. It is also common for caregivers to subject themselves to a lot of self-questioning, of which these are a few: Where is the person you once knew? Are you doing all that you can, all … Read moreWords of Comfort for Family Caregivers of Loved Ones with Dementia

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. … Read moreHome Safe Home with Dementia – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Wish List of “Rules” for Caregivers from Your Loved One with Dementia

Caregivers, both family and paid, who lovingly care for people with dementia find joy and sometimes frustration when dealing with day to day tasks. It is important that we treat the person with dementia as a human being and not just someone that needs our help. They have thoughts, feelings and emotions now, just as they … Read moreWish List of “Rules” for Caregivers from Your Loved One with Dementia

Creative Storytelling Helps Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

As the number of baby boomers who are also seniors grows rapidly, the number diagnosed with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, also grows. It is estimated there are more than 16 million people with dementia right now. 5.3 million more each year receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, one new person every 67 seconds. According to the Alzheimer’s … Read moreCreative Storytelling Helps Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Fight Dementia with a Heart & Brain Healthy Diet for Seniors & Caregivers

It is Heart Month and a great time to begin making changes to improve our heart health. As we do, it’s important to consider the link between heart health and brain health. Maintaining good blood flow to the brain has been linked with delaying the onset of — and even preventing –cognitive impairment, including dementia. Who wouldn’t want … Read moreFight Dementia with a Heart & Brain Healthy Diet for Seniors & Caregivers

Dementia Impacted by Vision & Hearing Issues – Caregivers Can Help

Do you have a senior loved one with dementia and notice your senior having more difficulty seeing or hearing things lately? Have you observed subtle changes in them such as straining to see or hear, sitting closer to you or turning up the volume of the TV? Did you realize that even seemingly small changes … Read moreDementia Impacted by Vision & Hearing Issues – Caregivers Can Help

Sundowning & Seniors with Dementia – Helping Them & Family Caregivers

Caregivers who look forward to having a nice dinner and relaxing at the end of the day may find that their senior loved one with cognitive impairment makes that dream a nightmare. Many older adults who have dementia find that time of the day, referred to by some as the gloaming, a very difficult time. … Read moreSundowning & Seniors with Dementia – Helping Them & Family Caregivers

8 Memory Improvement Tips for Seniors (and Their Family Caregivers)

Memory impairment with aging is a fact of life for many of us. Oftentimes we see it happening in our seniors, even though (admit it) it happens to us too. Researchers report that the brain function decline of aging can begin when we are only age 45 and that by age 80 normal people have lost … Read more8 Memory Improvement Tips for Seniors (and Their Family Caregivers)