Testing for the Alzheimer’s Gene: Is it right for you?

 If your parent or grandparent developed Alzheimer’s disease, you may be wondering if it could be passed down to you or another family member. This is a natural fear, especially for adult children who worry that every lapse in memory … Read More

Red Wine and Alzheimer’s Disease-What Do We Know?

There are fairly new and encouraging studies being conducted by scientists all over the world showing a positive link between a chemical found in red wine and Alzheimer’s Disease. While it may not be as simple as pouring a glass … Read More

What are the Benefits of a Nonprofit Nursing Home?

When searching for the right nursing home for your loved one, there are many things to consider. Your checklist will likely include things such as price, proximity, and environment along with the information you receive from the facility and reviews regarding … 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

Is Dementia Hereditary?

If you have a family member with dementia, you may be wondering if it is hereditary. The answer is yes…and no. The genetics of dementia are complex with many factors weighing in. If your loved one has dementia, the first … 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

5 Ways to Help Out a Caregiver: Take Action!

Have you ever been offered a gift or a helping hand verbally, but never taken that person up on their offer? This happens all the time due to politeness, embarrassment, busy schedules, etc. Many people will not reach out for help … Read More

Why You’re So Tired: Long-Term Caregiving is a New Phenomenon

As many of us live longer, family caregiving for an elder parent or spouse with frailty, dementia or other chronic health problems can last for five to ten years or more. Has “long-term” care always lasted so long? Not even … Read More

5 Reasons to Hire a Geriatric Care Manager, and One Perhaps Not To

Feeling anxious and overwhelmed as a family caregiver? A geriatric care manager can relieve your stress by helping you make caregiving decisions, navigate the elder care system, and supervise care. Occasionally on this blog I write about things I wish … Read More

9 Tips to Make Doctor Appointments More Effective for Seniors

Doctor’s appointments are an excellent place for an advocate, whether it is family member, a friend or hired help. There is usually a tremendous amount of important information dispelled in a very short amount of time and having a second … Read More