Art Lesson Plans May Ward Off Memory Problems

Exactly how do art lesson plans contribute to a person’s health? Well, as you grow older, it becomes increasingly important to keep your mind...

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...

Is There a Diabetes Dementia Link?

When people think of the negative effects of... diabetes dementia link is rarely considered or mentioned. Studies by scientists in Japan have found that... diabetes...

10 Top Reasons Baby Boomers are Choosing to Stay in Their...

Ten Major Reasons to Plan Ahead Retirement for baby boomers is very different from other generations. Boomers are working later in life, starting second careers...

Death with Dignity : Assisted Suicide of Brittany Maynard

Death with dignity means different things to many people. The recent assisted suicide of Brittany Maynard has sparked lots of debate on a very...

Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Dementia

Most of us fail to recognize early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Because, the first signs of dementia are often attributed to “getting old”.  Or...

Caregiver Stress and Burden Viewed as Unavoidable By Caregivers Feeling They...

We understand that caregiver stress and burden are real. If you are a family caregiver, you live under constant pressure.   You deal with enormous amounts...

Applied for VA Aid and Attendance Program Benefits ? Share here

The VA aid and attendance program benefits are a blessing for many that served our country in war time. It is a little known...

Alzheimer’s Dementia Testing

A brief review of the different types of tests to diagnosis dementia-  Alzheimer's dementia testing is for just one type of dementia. A comprehensive...

Beyond The Best Burger: Yelp Adds Hospital and Nursing Home Reviews

Have a bad experience with your loved one’s nursing home, or during a hospital stay?   Now you can tell the whole world about it on...

States Are Caring for the Family Caregiver. How Does Your State...

Caring for the family caregiver is becoming a focus of the individual states. The family caregiver is the single largest pillar of the long...

The Stress of Caregiving

The stress of caregiving ...If you give direct or indirect care for a parent, spouse or elderly family member, you are certainly under a lot...

Dementia Adaptations to the Home

Dr Shibley Rahman of  Primrose Hill, London, UK shares information on Dementia Adaptations to the home Dr Shibley shares: Excellent website! I feel that optimal design in...

The Key to Healthy Aging and Happiness – A Handbook

This healthy aging and happiness handbook was sent in by Carol, in Mt Airy, PA : For Healthy Aging and Happiness Handbook : Health: 1. Drink plenty of water. 2....

Alzheimer Drug News: A Phase 3 Clinical Trial

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Medication Safety Tips for Seniors

Medication Safety Tips for Seniors: As we age, we find ourselves taking multiple prescribed medications. Many take over the counter medications, multiple nutritional supplements and...

The Key to Healthy Aging and Happiness – A Handbook

This healthy aging and happiness handbook was sent in by Carol, in Mt Airy, PA : For Healthy Aging and Happiness Handbook : Health: 1. Drink plenty of water. 2....

The Home Health Agency Directory in South Dakota

The Home Health Agency Directory in South Dakota (SD) will have home health agency listings in this state. Anyone needing help finding in home...

Winter Storm Safety Checklist: Emergency Preparedness

Winter Storm Safety Checklist and Emergency Preparedness Home safety tips for seniors involve preparing for the cold and potential winter and ice storms that present...

More Tips on Overcoming Dementia Behavior Problems

Overcoming Dementia Behavior problems … 50 tips for dementia Home Care Tips and Strategies Do not become impatient when answering the same question over and over When 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...

12 Steps to Care for the Caregiver. What Do You Do?

Care for the Caregiver by Rebecca (USA)   This was posted on a care giving forum and I thought that I would re post here. Care giving may...

7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Dementia

The 7 stages of Alzheimer's dementia are also characterized as early onset Alzheimer's or early stage, moderate of mid stage Alzheimer's, and severe or...

Death and Dementia: The End Stages of Dementia

Death and dementia – The end stages of dementia A person in the end stage of Alzheimer’s disease will have to prepare for death and...

Dementia Caregiver Support : Techniques for Effective Communication

Dementia Caregiver Support : Techniques for Effective Communication Dementia caregivers find communicating dementia patients to be challenging. Communication is an exchange of information. We...

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...

How Do You Know When to Stop Driving? Don’t Wait Until...

Knowing When To Stop Driving, is it Time? Deciding when to stop driving is very difficult for many seniors. We are a generation that...

Dining Out with a Chronic Illness On a Special Diet

Are you or someone you know on a very special diet? Do you avoid eating out or dread eating out? Do you feel as...

Grieving the Loss of a Father

Grieving the Loss of a Father A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets...

Dementia Activities of Daily Living: Housework

Dementia activities of daily living can include housework. Housework is one of the few ADLs that can be turned into an enjoyable activity for the...