Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be devastating and overwhelming. It is normal to feel hesitant or worried about how family and friends may respond, but remember there is no right or wrong way to break the news.
Aspen Senior Day Center is filled with a variety of clients with diverse backgrounds, talents, and personalities. This month we’d like to introduce you to one of our newest clients, Lucy Gonzalez.
Medicare usually only covers medical services for the person enrolled in Medicare. However, Medicare does offer a benefit to the beneficiary’s caregiver (if they have one). Respite care is a way for caregivers to take a break from caring for their loved one. It’s basically their work vacation.
We all know how deeply valuable our memories are—both of the past and the ones we intend on making in the future. Our memories make us who we are, they’re a living collection of all the experiences we’ll ever have, and the prospect of losing them is frightening. It’s fortunate then that there are completely natural ways of maintaining brain health at any age, and here is how.
Brain games work by activating parts of your brain you may not have to use on a daily basis, like short-term memory and analysis. Just like a muscle, the more you exercise the different parts of your brain, the healthier each part will become.
Research shows that maintaining a positive attitude can boost immunity, lengthen one’s lifespan, and increase the overall quality of life. Of course, staying positive is often easier said than done, especially in a world where aging is often viewed in a negative light.
Long-term caregiver, Betty De Filippis, gives her tips regarding her experiences with her mother-in-law, Joan, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2013. As the disease progressed through four years of caregiving, Betty learned many different techniques that aided —
If you’ve recently taken on the role of caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about what the future holds. Despite your new responsibility, it’s crucial that you don’t stop caring for yourself as well. Early Planning Is Essential One
Bad posture is a common issue for Americans of all ages, and just about everyone could do with some lessons on the importance of standing and sitting up straighter. Seniors, in particular, can benefit immensely from improving their posture. Seniors
Being a family caregiver can get tough! Not only are you managing your own day-to-day responsibilities, you’re also taking on many of the needs of your loved one. While this is incredibly rewarding, there’s no doubt it can get overwhelming.