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How Exercise Can Prevent Falls in Seniors

Exercise is good for overall health. It keeps the heart healthy, the joints lubricated and the muscles strong. It also helps to prevent seniors from falling which is the leading cause of hospitalizations and broken bones for seniors in the … Continue reading

Caregiver Burnout: Four Ways Caregivers Can Increase Energy Through Food

You can find a lot of different advice on how to increase your energy through food, but health and fitness experts agree on one thing: fresh fruits and vegetables, drinking water and avoiding bad fat and sugar are the keys to good health and high energy. Continue reading

Stroke Care: What You Need to Know About Stroke Rehabilitation Centers

If your loved one suffers a stroke you will be thrust into unknown waters. While the medical team takes care of stabilizing your loved one, you will have to check on insurance coverage, communicate with the care team, and quickly develop a post-stroke care plan. Continue reading

Dementia Care: How Early Dementia Progresses

Dementia isn’t a disease, rather it is a term used to describe a collection of symptoms that can include memory loss and confusion. It is a progressive condition with three stages; early, middle and late. Continue reading

The Role Daughters Play in Dementia Care

What are the early signs of dementia? Which family member will have the time and resources to support our aging loved one? These are all important questions rolling around daughters, sons, partners, and family members around the nation. Studies have … Continue reading

How Long-Distance Caregiving Impacts Work Productivity

We have written a lot about the physical and emotional impact of being a long-distance caregiver, along with the high levels of stress that can lead to caregiver burnout. Continue reading

Five Yoga Postures for Fall Prevention

The ancient practice of yoga is enormously beneficial for the body and the mind. It reduces stress and anxiety and improves the function of nearly every organ in the body. Yoga improves core strength, loosens the joints and builds muscle, helping to prevent falls in the elderly. Continue reading

Seven Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day When Your Dad Has Dementia

Father’s Day is June 18th, and it’s time to honor our Dads and recognize all that they have done for us. Each family’s tradition is different, yet we’re still left to wonder what are good gifts to celebrate our aging Fathers are? Continue reading

Guest Post: A Daughter’s Look at Alzheimer’s

At first, it was important to me that Mom’s memory of our mother-daughter relationship stay intact. I concerned myself with not calling enough or at the right time, not asking the right questions or feeding the proper information. Continue reading

The Emotional Toll of Dementia Caregiving

We know that caregivers can suffer emotionally, mentally and physically from the rigors of caring for a loved one with dementia, but the emotional toll of it often goes unmentioned. For the roughly 5.5M Americans that have dementia, their illness … Continue reading