Meet our Aspen Senior Day Center Spotlight, Sala Scratch! Sala is a regular here at Aspen Senior Day Center and can always be found with a big smile on her face.
Simplicity is probably the best way to make the holidays go as smoothly as possible. Here are a few simple ways to involve your loved one in memory-friendly activities which will help them feel included and involved.
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.
Not dealing effectively with stress can impact your overall health, so it is important to learn healthy coping skills when life hands you curveballs. This is particularly important in the lives of caregivers.
Travel brings a host of new adventures and experiences, but it can also present major stressors that can intensify for those in their golden years. This article offers some helpful tips to keep you safe and stress-free on your next travel adventure.
Aging in place is often an important step for seniors who want to maintain their independence. Here are a few things you might want to think about when you’re ready to age in place and make safety modifications to your home.
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.
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 —