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Ways To Help a Loved One Recover From Surgery At Home

Recovering at home after surgery can be more comfortable than spending time in the hospital or rehabilitation facility. Before you or a loved one head into the hospital, here are some ways to prepare for your post-surgery needs. • Make A Plan: Work with your doctor to...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

What Is Parkinson’s? Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Symptoms generally develop slowly over years. The...

Making Sense out of Nonsense

Being a young caregiver for Alzheimer’s and dementia is challenging – as you already know. It feels like a bad book that I can’t put down, and I am forced to read, partake, to envelop myself. Over the past month or so, my mom has progressed with Alzheimer’s, losing...

Coping With A Loved One’s Terminal Diagnosis

When a loved one is diagnosed with a serious or even terminal illness, it can be an extremely challenging time emotionally, mentally, and physically for all involved. Grief can impact different people in different ways, and end of life conversations and decisions can...

All You Need to Know About Gifts for your Senior Loved Ones

What do you give someone who’s lived a lifetime and has acquired almost every gift under the sun? While it may seem your loved one already has everything, rest assured his needs have changed from what they used to be. The gifts you might have normally given in years...

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...