Dementia: Stages, Scales and Progression Models

Dementia experts break down various stages of dementia into anywhere from 3 to 7 phases. Each category is separated according to the level of severity and typical characteristics portrayed. The number of stages vary depending how the 3 main categories … Read More

What is Respite Care?

If you are a caregiver, then you know that caregiving can be both rewarding and challenging. One of the biggest challenges is the time and energy it takes to provide care for an elderly loved one. Sometimes a break is … Read More

Senior Matters: Healthy Food Delivery Options

If you’re a caregiver to an elderly loved one, then you know that keeping up with nutritious meals can be a challenge. Between grocery shopping, prep-work and cooking, it can be hard to fit everything into an already busy day. … Read More

What is a Power of Attorney (POA)?

Answer: A power of attorney (POA) is a document that allows a competent adult to appoint a person(s) or organization to manage their affairs should they become unable to do so. The “principle” designates a trusted individual to make financial and or … Read More

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