Michael's Story

About Michael Michael Boykin, a native of Chesterfield County, went to school in Midlothian and college at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has worked in news journalism and human services. He joined Seniors Helping Seniors in 2014 after having been his … Read More

Caring for Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease progresses over time. Some signs of early stage Alzheimer’s are: memory loss, difficulty learning new things, difficulty handling problems and difficulty following conversations. A person in the early stages of the disease is generally able to function somewhat … Read More

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 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

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