Food And Alzheimer’s: How To Maximize Nutrition And Make Mealtimes Easier

Regular, nutritious meals are essential for good health at any age, but may become a challenge for people with Alzheimer’s. It’s a condition which affects people differently, resulting in various nutritional challenges. For example, 58% of people with dementia forget to eat, while 54% forget they’ve already eaten and then eat again, a study by Nutricia Advanced |Read More|

The Nightmare Of Choosing The Wrong Nursing Home

Choosing the right nursing home is definitely not for the faint of heart. The weight of that responsibility is huge and sometimes even with your very best intentions the wrong place is chosen. I’ve learned a lot about the nursing home industry in the last few months and it scares me to death. I’ve learned |Read More|

The Under-utilization of Exercise in Fall Prevention for Seniors

The older we get, the more dangerous the implications of a slip-and-fall accident. Falls are the number one cause of both fatal and nonfatal injury in older Americans. In fact, one in four seniors over the age of 65 suffers from a fall and its implications every year in the United States. Seniors with Alzheimer’s |Read More|

Open Circle The Story Of Caregivers For Caregivers

You may remember last month’s post-Preserving Memories With a Loved One—Questions to Ask Before it’s Too Late a guest post written by Stacy Monson. Well, this month I’m back with a review of her latest book Open Circle. Open Circle is a lovely story. Here is the Amazon description here: Determined not to lose the only |Read More|

Supporting Seniors To Live Independently

People are living longer and becoming more able to live rich and happy lives in their winter years, but figures show that, despite this, fifty percent of people over 75 in the UK suffer a fall each year, making them vulnerable to broken bones and being left unaided. It is important to carefully assess the |Read More|

Preparing For Self, Loved Ones, & Caring

The worst part about caregiving is the “fly by the seat of your pants” way that most of us start. Usually after some emergency, when our subconsciousness and our conscious finally collide and we realize that we are caregivers and that entails so much more than we ever knew, expected, or wanted. What if we |Read More|