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

Can Nursing Homes Break Away from Unwanted Stigmas?

Just the name nursing home can send chills down the spine of an older adult. Despite massive advancements, many nursing homes continue to struggle with breaking away from unwanted stigmas stemming from the past. How nursing home stigmas began. Nursing homes have … Read More

What are ADLs and IADLs?

Have you heard the term ADLs or IADLs and wonder what it means? If so, you are not alone, becoming familiar with senior care related acronyms can take some getting used to! ADL stands for activities of daily living and … Read More

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

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

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

Summer Skin Care Tips for Senior Citizens

While skin protection is important at every age, senior citizens can be particularly vulnerable during the hottest months of the year. Summer’s long spells of sunshine and cool sparkling pools call our names, luring us to adventure the great outdoors. … 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

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