How To Talk to Someone with Dementia Who Wants To Go Home

Jul 1st, 2021

People with dementia or Alzheimer’s often say or do things that can be frustrating, worrying, and upsetting for caregivers to deal with.  Often, people with dementia will tell their caregivers “I want to go home,” which can be hard to hear over and over, especially if they are already in their own homes. But when …

Important Tasks That the Elderly Need Assistance With

Jul 1st, 2021

Even if you’re physically and mentally healthy, aging can take a toll on your ability to perform daily tasks. Weakening bones, thinning skin, decreasing muscle, and challenges with cognition can make simple activities feel complicated and complex. If your parent or grandparent is nearing an age where it’s becoming harder to conduct daily tasks, it’s …

Sensory Activities For People with Dementia

Jul 1st, 2021

Even though dementia can make it more difficult for loved ones to express themselves or complete tasks like they were once able, it doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t stay busy and occupied with fun activities! The best activities for people with dementia are ones that are simple and failure-free. Completing an activity can often lead …

These Gifts For People with Dementia Help Improve Cognitive Skills

Jul 1st, 2021

Buying a gift for loved ones is hard, but it can be even more difficult if that loved one has dementia. How do you find them a gift that feels personal and unique, but also has a functional purpose to help improve their cognition? While it can be difficult to find a gift for those …

Maintaining Skin Integrity as You Age

Jun 2nd, 2021

Skin is the human body’s largest organ — covering, on average, 22 square feet. From head to toe, your skin plays an incredibly valuable role in shielding you against everything the world throws at it, from harmful bacteria to flying objects. When you were younger, your skin held up admirably, but the aging process and …

5 Tips For Reducing The Risk Of Stumbles And Falls

May 24th, 2021

One in four Americans over the age of 65 falls each year, and every 11 seconds, an older adult goes to the emergency room due to falling. Even with eye-opening stats like these, many falls can be prevented with a few precautionary measures.

Talking To Your Loved One About Memory Lapses

May 24th, 2021

Some memory loss is a perfectly normal part of aging, but significant lapses may signal dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. If your loved one is having memory problems, here are some suggestions for broaching the subject.

Common Causes Of Urinary Incontinence In Seniors

May 24th, 2021

Nearly 40% of people over the age of 65 who live in residential care facilities experience incontinence for a variety of reasons, which we explore here. No matter the cause, there is help for your urinary incontinence.