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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Fight Alzheimer’s Disease in Women and Win a Free Weekend of Respite Care

Finally, there’s a way to step up and take action against Alzheimer’s Disease. Maria Shriver, founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement™ and Move for Minds, has created the second annual one day, eight city challenge at Equinox Health Clubs to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s and we’re honored to be a part of it. Continue reading

The Best Recipe for Brain Health

Is it possible to eat for brain health? Research is increasingly finding that there are benefits for your brain when you eat a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, vegetable oils, and fish. These foods help the cells in the brain to remain healthy. An easy rule of thumb to remember is that foods that are healthy for your heart are healthy for your brain too. Eating healthy foods keeps the blood healthy and that means it can transport oxygen to the brain. Continue reading

Caregiver Burnout: 10 Ways to Manage Caregiver Stress

Caregiving can be highly stressful, exhausting and isolating. It is also essential to the health and well-being of someone you love who needs care. Continue reading

Fall Prevention: The Top 3 Fall Hazards in the Home

Home can be a hazardous place for seniors. Everyday objects and decorative items can create fall hazards and pose dangers that seniors may not think about. Preventing falls is one of the most important things that you can do to protect the health of seniors. Continue reading

Celebrating Earth Day and Honoring Loved Ones with Trees

People and trees have a lot in common. They like to breathe clean air, drink clean water and grow in the sunshine. We think people and trees should be celebrated and that is why we’ve partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees in memory of each of our clients who have passed away. Continue reading

Studying “SuperAgers” to Find Clues in the Mystery of Alzheimer’s

A study called “Rates of Cortical Atrophy in Adults 80 Years and Older with Superior vs. Average Episodic Memory” was published in JAMA on April 4, 2017, and senior author, Emily Rogalski, associate professor at Northwestern University’s Cognitive Neurology and … Continue reading

Three Ways to Manage Family, Career and Long-Distance Caregiving

If you are a long-distance caregiver, daily worries and frustration can easily become a way of life. However, information, organization, technology and a supportive care team can reduce those worries and help you to manage family, career and long-distance caregiving. … Continue reading

Top Five Strategies for Dementia Caregiving

Caring for someone with dementia is a practice in defying logic. After all, you cannot use logic with someone who cannot connect one minute to the last and does not have a continuum between hours and days. When caring for … Continue reading

The Mental and Physical Effects of Family Caregiving

For many people, the new responsibility of caring for a loved one is a steep learning curve. It involves learning how to care for your loved one’s mental, physical and emotional needs while juggling the additional responsibilities it brings to your life. You must also learn to be upbeat and positive with your loved one while dealing with the roller coaster of emotions that comes from seeing them ill or declining through the stages of dementia. Continue reading

The 7 Best Ways to Prevent Falls at Home

Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, according to the National Institute on Aging Senior Health[1]. In other words, the one place where seniors feel safe can actually be hazardous to their health. Whether your loved one lives in their own home or with you, there are some easy ways to prevent falls at home which are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Continue reading