Severe Alzheimer’s Disease and What it Means for Your Senior

Once your elderly family member reaches the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease you’ve both already been through so much together. This stage is still painful, but it can bring with it bigger health problems to add to everything else. She May Lose the Ability to Communicate. Over time, your elderly family member’s ability to communicate […]

How Do You Manage Delusions That Come With Dementia?

Delusions are a frightening symptom of dementia. Not every person gets them, but those who do will start having them in the middle to late stages of the disease. When they happen, they are extremely real and even terrifying to the person with dementia. Your dad may insist that his grandson took his glasses. Your […]

Bedroom Safety for Seniors with Dementia

Aging adults with dementia have some specific safety needs, particularly in their bedroom at night. These ideas can help your elderly family member to feel safer and give you a measure of security as well. Consider a Monitor for the Bedroom. Bedroom monitors can be a touchy topic. In some respects, you and your senior […]

Lifestyle Changes That May Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s deaths have increased by 123 percent in 15 years. There are 5.7 million seniors currently diagnosed with the disease. It’s expected that number will almost triple by 2050. While research into new medications and treatments are ongoing, experts feel lifestyle changes are the best course of action for now. Here are five lifestyle changes […]

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month – Three Startling Facts About Alzheimer’s That You Cannot Ignore

June is a time to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s. Spend Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month learning more about Alzheimer’s disease. Here are three startling facts you may not realize. The Cost of Care is Staggering. The cost of caring for men and women with Alzheimer’s is expected to top $277 billion in 2018. If you take […]

Meaningful Ways to Stimulate Your Parent’s Memories During a Family Reunion

A family reunion or other gatherings are a wonderful time to reminisce about past times with your loved ones, and tell stories about your memories. If you are a family caregiver for an aging adult who is struggling with memory loss, such as related to Alzheimer’s disease, you may worry that they won’t be able […]

Are the Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease Hurting Your Caregiver Efforts?

With over 5 million people throughout the United States suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, it is one of the most prevalent conditions of older age. In fact, approximately one out of every 10 people over the age of 64 is currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, and this number increases to one out of every three in […]

How Do You Cook for a Forgetful Parent?

You’ve spent all day with your mom. She has Alzheimer’s and forgets most everything you tell her. Her diet is limited to bananas, flavored yogurt, and toast with lots of butter. You want her to have a balanced diet, so you come cook for her as often as you can. She loves your dinner idea. […]

Questions to Ask Your Senior About Their End-of-Life Wishes

Discussing end-of-life wishes with your elderly parent can be one of the most daunting steps that you have to take as a family caregiver. By confronting this need openly and honestly, and taking the time to truly have this conversation with your parent, however, you can show love and respect, and prepare yourself for making […]