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Caring for Alzheimer’s Dementia

Alzheimer’s Dementia is a disease that progressively worsens over time–affecting one’s memory and their cognitive functions. If you’ve ever been a caregiver for someone with this disease, you know how hard it can be as your loved one may forget basic activities,...

Vitamin D Deficiency in Seniors

According to studies, most of us are deficient in Vitamin D. One estimation states that over 1 billion people worldwide have low levels of Vitamin D in their blood.  On top of that, a good portion of us has no idea we’re even lacking in that department! Since the...

Taking on the Holidays as a Caregiver

Our culture tends to encourage an unrealistic image of perfection when it comes to the holiday season and many caregivers can feel flat out overwhelmed in the face of the holiday season. Unfortunately for many caregivers, this time of year can be less about the...

Dementia Caregiving: Do’s and Don’ts

As any caregiver can attest to, caring for someone with dementia has its challenges. This is in part because dementia affects the brain. What used to be healthy brain cells begin to degenerate and die. Because of this, dementia interferes with one’s ability to think,...

6 Basic Medication Safety Tips Every Caregiver Should Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that each year, more than one million visits to hospital emergency rooms are documented as a result of medication problems. In addition, almost 180,000 of those visits are by senior adults. As we age, it’s common...

Key Indicators To Know Your Aging Parents Need Help.

Key Indicators To Know Your Aging Parents Need Help. When you are concerned about your aging parents, it’s hard to know when is the right time to take action. All too often, help if not accepted until a preventable incident has already occurred. Here are a few key...