Giving Thanks May Actually Improve Your Health

November 5, 2019 — Every Thanksgiving, the country turns its attention to being thankful. For many, unfortunately, that is the extent of focusing on what they have to be grateful for until next year’s celebration. What would happen if we practiced gratitude more frequently? If we woke up each morning and gave thanks for the opportunity to experience a... Read More

Working Caregivers Are Having a Tough Time of It

September 5, 2019 — This Labor Day, more workers in the U.S. than ever before are juggling two jobs—their paid work, and caring for a disabled spouse, their parents or other older loved ones. Did we say two jobs? Make that three! According to new research from Baylor University, “A big and overwhelming consequence of America’s aging population is... Read More

Pain Management and Medication Safety

September 5, 2018 — You’ve probably heard about the opioid epidemic—115 Americans die every day from opioid overdose. But if you have a chronic pain condition, you may have been prescribed a heavy-duty painkiller to help you manage your symptoms. However, in recent months, many doctors have been making the switch from opioids to non-opioids for pain management, so... Read More

What is Wound Care?

August 10, 2018 — For seniors who have illnesses that may cause chronic-non-healing wounds, wound care can be an important part of aging in place. As we get older, our bodies are less efficient at healing open wounds, so seniors who undergo surgery or suffer an injury may have a hard time healing without a little extra help. When... Read More

5 Tips for Good Medication Management

April 9, 2018 — Older adults take prescription medications more than any other demographic. Remembering to take medication in the first place can be a challenge, so if you’re taking multiple medications several times a day, it can be overwhelming. Medication management plays a vital part in managing a health condition. Missed doses or improper use can be very... Read More

Creating a Loving Relationship When Your Spouse Has Dementia

February 5, 2018 — Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This annual celebration of love means couples across the country will turn their attention to their special someone. Giving a gift of flowers, chocolates and/or a special dinner out have become part of the traditions of the day. But what if your special someone has dementia? According to... Read More

How to Cope after Receiving a Diagnosis of Dementia

November 6, 2017 — Having to face an uncertain future where life’s most precious memories are no longer accessible is something many of us can’t even imagine. Yet, this is a diagnosis that millions of people around the world face every year. You will undoubtedly face a range of emotions after receiving your diagnosis and you may not know... Read More

Caring for a Loved One from a Distance

June 20, 2017 —   Gerald was getting ready to take his 12-year-old son to his softball game when he got the call – a frantic older man was on the line telling him his father has just been taken to the hospital. The caller turned out to be a neighbor and was unable to provide much useful information.... Read More