Dementia and Driving- When Is It Time to Give Up the...

Dementia and driving is one of the most difficult topics you will discuss with our family member. Driving means independence and freedom to the aging...

Alzheimer’s Treatment What Do We Know

Alzheimer's treatment just treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's; there are no cures for this disease.  Current drugs cannot reverse the loss of brain cells, but...

Hospice for End of Life Planning

Addressing the end of life issues And end of life planning for aging seniors Hospice is a concept that promotes end of life planning. Addressing...

Caregiver Support-You Are Not Alone

Many of the pages of my site deal with caregiver support and how to deal with the stress and challenges. My goal has been...

How Retirement Age Parents Get the Home Health Care Services They...

Lisa, of Los Angeles, CA is trying to help a friend with retirement age parents find home health care.  Lisa writes: A very close friend of mine had...

Online Caregiver Support Groups- Why I Help

I participated in several online caregiver support groups before I started my own. I am a co admin with Diane Carbo on Facebook:Senior Caregivers as...

In Home Care for Elderly-Take Safety Precautions

In home care for elderly means bringing strangers into the house. It is help that is necessary. Many times the individual that provides elderly home...

Why Do Elderly Refuse to Bathe? Cleanliness is Next to ….

Why Do Elderly Refuse to Bathe? I don’t know what it is about the elderly and a refusal to take baths. My parents were always...

What Does it Mean When a Person With Dementia Goes on...

I want to preface this column by saying that hospice programs are a blessing for people with dementia in numerous ways. My intention in...

Hip Replacement Pain- How Do You Assess Pain With Dementia?

Hip Replacement Pain can be difficult to assess in someone with Dementia. What to Do when Your Hip Replacement Causes You Pain Surgery is a normal...

Family Feud Over Inheritance and Uninvolved Siblings

A family feud over inheritance or future inheritance is not uncommon in today’s world. Many uninvolved siblings do some underhanded things. They do this to...

10 Most Common Types of Dementia

Here are the 10 most common types of dementia and the causes of these conditions: Alzheimer’s Disease is the most type of dementia. It is...

Looking for Assisted Living? Here is a Checklist

Not sure what to look for in an assisted living facility?  No worries, we have developed a checklist for you to make sure you...

Supreme Donation: Donating My Body to Science After Death

Donating my body to science after death is the supreme donation. It is also a topic many may want to know about the subject,...

Caregiver Guilt Advice,What Would You Do?

Our story, is shared by by Samantha in (Oregon) I am experiencing caregiver guilt.   My mother-in-law and I have always had the kind of relationship where...

Medication Safety Training: How to Instill Ear Drops

Caregivers/Care partners must often give medications to their family member. Here is a step by step form on how to properly instill ear drops...

Early Onset Dementia Signs and Symptoms

News on Early onset dementia signs and symptoms …. Medical research at the Mayo Clinic discovered the origins of early onset dementia. The study involved...

Dementia Bathing Issues…Encouraging Cleanliness…Again

Dementia bathing issues or just seniors and cleanliness... Father in law (FIL) says “Since he never goes anywhere or does anything anymore, he doesn’t get...

Episode 4 – Alycia Martel – Caregiving and Isolation

Caregiver Isolation and Loneliness  Diane Carbo: Hi, this is Diane Carbo with caregiver relief today. I have Alicia Martel. She is our end of life...

Illinois Home Health Care Directory

Our free directory page is sponsored by: The Illinois Home Health care Directory (IL) is a listing of home healthcare agencies in this state. If you need help finding home...

Is This Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Elaine Danan, Providence, RI writes in about concerns about having mild cognitive impairment. Hi, I’m Elaine. I’m 52. My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Oct 2010...

Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s: Do You Know the Signs?

Doctors stress the importance of an early diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease. Specialists encourage patients to get tested for memory problems. Signs of Alzheimer’s begin interfering with daily activities....

Caring for the Caregiver- What Do You Do?

Caring for the Caregiver is shared with us by Rebecca This was posted on a care giving forum and I thought that I would re...

Elder Independence: Caregiver Tip to Avoid Dependence

Do you encourage elder independence or dependence? A common mistake most caregivers make is doing things for their aging family member ... that can be...

(NH) New Hampshire Home Care Agency Directory

Our free directory page is sponsored by:   The New Hampshire Home Care Agency Directory will have home healthcare agency listings in this state. If...

Another Sparrow Fell -Caregiver Stress Statistics

Another Sparrow Fell – Caregiver Statistics in Our Small Group When this year was just hours old, our friend Keith lost his battle to live....

Logo film: LGBT seniors disrespected in LT care, forgotten by own...

During World War II, Alexandre served his country as a medic. He respectfully and dutifully helped save the lives of those fighting on the...

Medication schedule

Having a list of all medications and what they are for is important for promoting continuity of care. Here is a sheet you may...

Caregiver Stress Test #2

To prevent caregiver stress, you must be aware and acknowledge that you are experiencing it. Monitor your stress levels on a regular  basis. Stress...

Parkinsons Dementia Symptoms: Similarities and Differences

Parkinsons dementia symptoms and Alzheimer's  disease are progressive and debilitating medical conditions that affects the central nervous system. This is believed to be due...