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Caring for a Parent with Dementia

Noreen Wendt on Friday, December 8, 2017
During the month of February, we are reminded that “love is in the air”. This can be bittersweet, as one of the hardest things is watching someone you love forget that they love you. Often families share they are challenged by the ...

Home Modifications for Senior Safety

Noreen Wendt on Friday, December 1, 2017
Use this home modification checklist to keep your loved one safe while they age in place. Hidden hazards in the home can make seniors’ lives more challenging and put them at greater risk of injury. Inexpensive home modifications can make a ...

Keeping Proper Caregiver Records

Noreen Wendt on Friday, November 24, 2017
It’s not uncommon for adult children to find themselves in a caregiving role for an aging loved one. Whether the transition was gradual, at first just helping out with tasks like transportation or housekeeping until more medical care was ...

Steps to Finding the Best Senior Care Facility

Unknown on Friday, November 17, 2017
Many seniors reach a point in their lives where they simply can’t manage all their daily tasks alone. When that day comes, for most families the best move is to help them find a quality senior living facility where they can make a new home. ...

Tips for Seniors on Staying Mentally Sharp

Noreen Wendt on Friday, November 10, 2017
Promising research indicates that taking the following steps can help keep your mind sharp as you age: • Control cholesterol problems and high blood pressure. These conditions can increase your risk for heart disease and stroke, which are ...

Online Activities Giving Brains a Boost

Noreen Wendt on Friday, November 3, 2017
The best exercise for your brain? Use it! A new study finds that knowing your way around the Internet and using digital tools may help you hang onto your memory and other cognitive skills – even improve them – as you age. Using ...

Young Mind from a Healthy Body

Andrea Fanz on Monday, July 31, 2017
Most people believe that the only way to maintain a sharp mind is by completing intellectual activities such as reading, solving problems or studying new information. However, studies show that physical exercise is actually highly effective in ...

Strategies for Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease: Patience, Compassion and Flexibility

Andrea Fanz on Monday, July 24, 2017
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease flings every member of the family into a difficult and often chaotic situation. Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient is a full-time undertaking. As Alzheimer’s progresses, everyone; spouse, children ...

Discussing Giving Up Driving With Seniors

Andrea Fanz on Monday, March 27, 2017
The rate involving drivers over 75 is about the same as teenage drivers. Seniors have a higher risk of being involved in an accident for every mile they drive. For most Seniors or Elderly individuals, giving up driving means a tremendous loss of ...