Chocolate in Caregiving

The Power of Chocolate in Caregiving

Chocolate’s flavonoids have shown to be good for the heart, skin and brain and have even been known to help boost memory. But most importantly, chocolate can be good for the soul. Caregiver, Kay Engle discusses how chocolate was one … Read More

Medical Alert Systems

The Technology Behind Medical Alert Systems

Have you thought about whether it’s time to think about getting a medical alert system for your loved one? Here’s a little insight from Lifefone on what to expect. By: Lifefone Whether you or a family member is dealing with … Read More

Holiday Stress and Dementia Caregiving

The Holidays: To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate?

By: Kay E. Engle Holidays are a wonderful concept in the’real world.’  Family get-togethers: laughter, food, picture-taking—altogether happy times to remember forever, right?  Well, usually; but with an elderly mom and her increasing dementia, things may take unexpected turns, as … Read More

The Simple Act of Paying Attention

The Simple Act of Paying Attention

By: Kay E. Engle Ms. Engle is a retiree whose offer to care for her aging mother began a difficult but unforgettable journey of caregiving, love and understanding. She wrote “A Day in the Life of a Caregiver,” one of … Read More

Caregiver Support

Caregiving and The Real Cost of Care

By: Kay E. Engle Ms. Engle is a retiree whose offer to care for her aging mother began a difficult but unforgettable journey of caregiving, love and understanding. She wrote “A Day in the Life of a Caregiver,” one of … Read More

The Caregiver's Ultimate Reward

The Ultimate Caregiver Reward

By: Kay E. Engle Ms. Engle is a retiree whose offer to care for her aging mother began a difficult but unforgettable journey of caregiving, love and understanding. She wrote “A Day in the Life of a Caregiver,” one of … Read More

elderly woman and caregiver smiling at each other

Top 10 Questions When Hiring a Home Care Agency

Are you thinking about finding a home care agency for your loved one? If so, here are some tips to help you find one that’s right for you and your family. If you don’t want to move mom or dad … Read More

How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

How To Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Joan Lunden’s Camp Reveille may have adjourned for the summer, but many caregivers have learned the importance of taking care of themselves. Senior Living Advisor Sara Dannettel shares some helpful caregiving insight she gained from Gail Migliozzi’s “Caring for the Caregiver” … Read More

How to Manage Incontinence

How to Manage Incontinence with Dementia

By Guest Blogger: Siobhan McBride at Intermittent Catheters Siobhan provides insight into the difficult topic of incontinence of those with dementia—which can be a challenge for both the caregiver and senior involved. Get some tips on how communication, environment and … Read More

Learn About a Day in the Life of a Caregiver

A Day in the Life of a Caregiver

By guest blogger: Kay E. Engle Ms. Engle is a retiree whose offer to care for her aging mother began a difficult but unforgettable journey of caregiving, love and understanding. “A Day in the Life of a Caregiver“ brings to … Read More