How to Create a Memory Garden

Creating a memory garden is not only special way to honor a loved one that has passed, it can be a therapeutic outlet helping you manage grief through the process. Below are some ideas to help you begin creating your … Read More

5 Tips to Help you Share Your Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Receiving an Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis can cause with a wide range of emotions for all involved. If you have been diagnosed you may experience emotional stages much like someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. A few stages … Read More

Shaming Children who are not Primary Caregivers to their Parents

If you have and elderly parent in need of care, you may be experiencing challenges you never even saw coming. Children of elderly dependent parents often express feelings of guilt, confusion, and frustration stemming from the judgment put upon them … Read More

Tech Spotlight: Robotic Companion Pets for the Elderly

Meet Jim McGuckin, a resident at an elderly care home in In Oakland California. The photo on the left shows Jim having a laugh with his new robotic companion cat named “Alan”.  As Jim strokes the cat it purrs just … Read More

Caregiving: From Good to Great

What Constitutes Good or Great Caregiving?  We all know the basics of being a model employee…be on time, trustworthy, reliable, flexible, have a good attitude and work ethic. Great caregiving takes more than simply meeting the usual workplace standards, it … Read More

Live to be a 100, Comfortably and in Better Health

Not only are Americans living longer, but according to researchers they are doing so more comfortably and in better health than ever before. This is positive news for the baby boomer generation (born between 1946-1964) who are expected to live longer … Read More

Top 7 DIY and Reminiscing Projects for the Elderly

Simple Projects that Wow Arts, crafts and reminiscing projects are a great way to connect with elderly seniors on a physical, cognitive and emotional level. Choosing an activity that highlights his or her strengths can be a great motivator and … Read More

Must Know Senior Citizen Discounts

If you are a senior citizen 50+, there are an array of discounts available just waiting for you to claim! You’ve paid your dues, now is the time to enjoy the perks! Rates, discounts and promotions are constantly changing so … Read More

7 Red Flags to Look for When Choosing a LTC Facility

If the time has come for you to help your loved one transition into a Long Term Care (LTC) facility, look out for these 7 red flags found in communities that may not be up to par. 1. Nurse Aide Attitude- … Read More

4 Must Know Secrets to Embrace Your Best Self

What does it mean to embrace your best self? Do you picture happiness, good health, youth? Is your vision of your “best self” attainable? Originally, I planned to write an article about the secrets of staying younger longer, however, halfway … Read More