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How to Deal with Difficult Behaviors Associated with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Caring for a loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be a difficult and challenging emotional journey. Often times these diseases can cause a person to exhibit challenging behavior including verbal and physical outbursts or inappropriate habits. These behaviors can be uncomfortable and embarrassing for you and even harmful […]

Who’s At Your Table?: Why We Should Be Thankful For The Seniors In Our Life

Being Thankful for Seniors in Our Lives This month, we begin to turn our minds towards all the reasons we have to be thankful. The Thanksgiving holiday focuses our attention on gathering with family and friends and celebrating with plenty of food, fun, and, of course, football. As you join your friends and family this […]

Spring Cleaning for Seniors: 10 Things to Throw Away Now

Spring is in the air! If you’re like us, you’ve been loving the warmer weather and the budding trees and flowers. Along with the spring air come pollen and dust, though, which is probably how we got the phrase “spring cleaning”! Spring is the perfect time of the year to take stock of what we […]

It Can Happen in Any Town, USA

What first pops into your mind when you hear the term “elder abuse”? If you’re like many people, you may be confused when you hear that phrase. Many people don’t want to think of older love ones as vulnerable targets for abuse, and most people don’t understand the scope of abuses that can—and do—occur. Last […]

Hands and Heart: The Power of Touch

  Consider the power of touch. Touch can be a wonderful sensation that helps us release stress and build positive feelings. We all enjoy the healing force behind holding hands or getting a massage or even embracing a friend or loved one with a big “bear hug.” Throughout our lives, we put ourselves in social […]

Aging Parents? Five Signs You Can Never Ignore

  You know your dad is getting older, and you understand that things in his life are changing as a result. Your dad was a strong man in his youth and has always been there for you. From the time you began walking to the time he walked you down the aisle, your dad has […]

Before Assisted Living: The Family Caregiver

  “I’m a 46-year-old controller for an international company. I’ve spent my life building my career and never imagined I’d be thinking about assisted living while changing diapers —especially not my mom’s diapers,” says Mark. Susan, a married mother of three teenagers who also cares for her ailing father who has congestive heart failure and […]

Managing Resistance in Care

  It can be a real challenge to care for a senior who is resistant to the very support you are offering. How do you help someone who doesn’t want it? There are, however, a few simple tricks that can help break down the walls of resistance: Get to the Cause For some seniors, acceptance […]

Five Activities for Seniors with Alzheimers

Five Fun Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Many family members that have developed Alzheimer’s Disease have difficulty remembering past events and recalling everyday activities. Yet, quality time with loved ones is important to both parents and children. Here are five interactive activities that are sure to spread smiles while helping your elderly […]

November- National Family Caregivers month

  November is National Family Caregivers Month, an annual observance to raise awareness of family caregiver issues and increase support of caregivers. This observance may not seem to be directly safety-related, but the added stress that your workers may feel from their caregiving responsibilities at home may lead to increased unsafe acts in the workplace. […]

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