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 —
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.
As adults age, senior isolation becomes more common. Frequently their social connections decrease due to retirement, lack of mobility, loss of a spouse, or a change in health. Because of this, seniors may experience a greater risk for poor health
Knowledge, patience, and practice are key to providing smart and compassionate care to people with dementia and support to their families. What is dementia? Dementia is not a specific disease, it is the term used to describe several different diseases of
The heat of summer is here, so this is a good time to review some vital safety tips for seniors. Elderly persons are more prone to the effects of heat and at greater risk for dehydration. Make sure you or
Of the many challenges that family caregivers must face on a daily basis, perhaps the greatest—and least addressed—is the mental and emotional health of the caregivers themselves. Self-care is often the last thing that caregivers address. However, living with stress,
Memory care takes a team, and it takes a special approach to really benefit those dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Because of this, Aspen Senior Day Center in Provo, Utah utilizes a unique approach to help those
There comes a time when family caregivers find it is necessary to help their aging parent choose the right long-term senior care solution for them. Because each senior is unique, it is best to discuss their individual needs and expectations
Did you know that most falls happen in or around your own home? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year 2.8 million older people are in emergency departments for fall injuries. Whether you find yourself or