8 Ways to Make Halloween Fun Again for Seniors

Halloween- is it for the young or just the young at heart? We say, enjoying the traditions of this holiday doesn’t have to be reserved for the kiddo’s, there is plenty of fun and magic to be shared! If you are … Read More

Mom Keeps Repeating Herself, Could she Have Dementia?

It’s a question that is all too common, “Mom is repeating herself, could she have dementia?” Even those who know very little about dementia typically link verbal repetition and “forgetfulness” to warning signs. With the high number of Alzheimer’s and … Read More

Involuntary Weight Loss-What Caregivers Need to Know

 Many elderly loose weight as they age, however, sudden and unintentional drops in weight may be a cause for concern. This type of change may be signaling bad health or other issues that need to be addressed. Noticing a difference … Read More

Safety Checklist for Seniors Living at Home

These days, more seniors are able to remain in the comfort of their own home as they age. This is partly due to the increasing amount of available resources for the elderly. Utilizing these resources is an important step in reducing … Read More

How to Create Meaningful Activities as a Caregiver

Providing seniors with meaningful activities lifts spirits, enhances mood and provides several mental health benefits. Maintaining a sense of purpose and self-reliance is very important to seniors even when they are in need of caregiving due to dementia or major physical … Read More

Caregivers Traveling with Families

Caregivers Traveling with Families Are you thinking of traveling with your elderly loved one but worry if it’s the right decision? Many family members struggle with this choice fearing that the trip will be too overwhelming with all of the … Read More

Senior Living: Tips on Growing Herbs and Berries Indoors

Spring has sprung, the sweet smell of jasmine is in the air and the time to plant is among us! Indoor gardening is an easy alternative to the hassles of hauling giant bags of mulch and weed pulling. You can … Read More

5 Small Breeds That Make Great Companion Dogs for Seniors

For seniors looking to adopt a dog, certain breeds have specific genetic traits making them the perfect lap companion. While there are a countless amount of pups (including lovable mutts!) that can be great for seniors, we have chosen 5 … Read More

Alzheimer’s: Why Validation is Key to a Good Relationship

What is Validation and How Can I Use it? In the past, caregivers and family members were told to correct or “gently remind” those with Alzheimer’s of reality when they were lost in an alternate version. We now know that … Read More

The Effects of Alzheimer’s on Family and their Care Givers

We are excited to continue our new series of blogs written by our CareGivers.com team. Nichole has been with CareGivers.com since the beginning of 2017 as a Home Care Advisor. Her background is in social work. She has worked in … Read More