5 Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Over 5 million Americans are believed to have some form of Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. The disease gets progressively worse over time, and that often means a loved one is providing care. The responsibility of a caregiver … Read More

How to Spot the Early Signs of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s is a growing problem in the United States. According to Centers for Disease Control, deaths associated with the disease grew 55% between 1999 and 2014. Over five million people above the age of 65 have been diagnosed with the … Read More

How to Maintain Brain Health in the Aging Process

The New York Times recently declared that the “next frontier is inside your brain.” Scientists have made huge advancements is brain science over the last few years, and they are making more discoveries every day. As we age, it becomes … Read More

How Does Heat Affect Your Aging Loved One?

Heat is the leading cause of weather-related death in the United States. Heat, especially when combined with humidity, is hard on the human body. A classic example is the 1995 heat wave in Chicago. Over 800 people died, many of … Read More

Keeping Your Senior Safe at Home

As they age, seniors generally want to stay in their home. Many times, they have lived in the same place for a long period of time, and they don’t want to live in a special facility or with a relative … Read More

How to Begin Your Spiritual Will

“Getting our affairs in order.”  This phrase has a dark undertone.  As if an impending doom is very near.  But, what if we began to log our “affairs,” learn from them, and share them.  Although the concept of a spiritual will is not entirely … Read More

How to Protect Yourself from Scams

In the age of cell phones and caller ID, we all receive incoming calls from phone numbers we don’t recognize.  Most of the time, they are from sales people.  But sometimes, they are from criminals salivating at the thought of … Read More

Your Caregiver Toolbox

The faucet in my guest bathroom shower is broken.  It simply won’t turn on.  Do I have a toolbox?  Sure do!  Do I have any idea if any of those tools will fix the problem?  Nope.  I have a toolbox full of tools – hammer, screwdriver, nails, … Read More

The Comfort of Routine

As much as we want to believe that growing older will happen gracefully, it can, quite frankly, hit us like a ton of bricks.  The unpredictability of our daily physical health, our balance, and our mental health can create anxiety … Read More

Mental Health During the Holidays

Over the river and through the woods used to be such a great place to be during the holidays.  The smell of cookies and ham, the festive decorations, and all those presents under the tree meant the holidays had truly … Read More