How to Tell the Difference Between Delirium and Dementia

Delirium and dementia can often be confused because both conditions can cause a person to become cognitively confused and emotionally distressed. Each typically occur when some sort of trauma has taken place within the brain. Delirium is more prevalent in … Read More

Reversible Dementia vs. Irreversible Dementia

With Alzheimer’s continuing to be on the rise, there is more talk than ever regarding dementia. With all of the media attention, it’s no wonder that so many adults worry that every lapse in memory or moment of befuddlement could … Read More

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

Caregiving: Why is Routine Important?

Routines can greatly reduce stress among the elderly. As a caregiver, establishing a consistent routine helps seniors know what’s next while feeling safe and secure. If the elderly person you are caring for has dementia, routines can become even more … 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

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

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

Free College Courses for Senior Citizens

Is there a subject you always dreamed of learning more about but didn’t have the time or finances to do so? This may be the perfect moment to take advantage of special opportunities that only seniors have. You may be … Read More

Warning Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs Help

When an elderly loved one needs help at home, it is not always obvious. In fact, it is usually the people who are closest that are the last to notice warning signs. Why? Familiarity. When changes happen gradually over time, … Read More

Family Caregivers: A Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

All caregivers face challenges from time to time, sometimes forgetting their personal rights. Family caregivers in particular have their own set of obstacles due to years of personal history and the nature of the relationship. Many family caregivers have trouble … Read More