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Top Five Communication Techniques for Early Dementia

Dementia changes many things and one of them is language. In fact, one of the earliest signs of dementia is … Read More

Dementia Care: How to Cope With Personality Change

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease bring many devastating symptoms like memory loss, physical impairments and the inability to recognize loved ones. What can make it even worse are the personality changes caused by the disease; outbursts, agitation, personality changes, paranoia and aggression. Read More

Three Tips on Communicating with Seniors Who Have Dementia

Dementia is deeply troubling for everyone involved. It is an understatement to say that it is a cruel disease, stealing loved ones away and removing our ability to connect with them – at least as we used to. It is possible to converse with dementia patients and it is possible to enjoy time with them. Read More

The Importance of Happiness for Seniors

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is the holiday to celebrate love. As a caregiver, that gives you the opportunity to celebrate with the loved one in your care and explore the positive reasons behind your commitment. Read More

Three Ways to Improve Your Loved One’s Quality of Life

We believe that the answer to aging well is a holistic approach based on the lifestyle choices of the longest living and healthiest population on Earth- the elders of Okinawa. Scientists have been studying this group of seniors to see if we could learn from them and live longer, more productive lives ourselves. They have discovered several secrets to the longevity of these elders including healthy nutrition, maintaining an active mind and a sense of purpose. Read More

The Importance of Setting Goals – At Any Age

When we think of goals we generally think of those that we set when we are young and trying to build our lives, families and careers. However, goals are important as we age as well; they can improve quality of life and personal health as well. Read More

Going Back in Time to Help Those with Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia

Can you imagine a place where people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia could be taken back in time and comforted by the sights, sounds, and experiences of their younger years, all within the safety of a medically staffed location? Read More

How to Prepare for the Long Winter and Avoid Depression During Dark Days

When thinking about how to survive the long dark days of winter, perhaps the best place to go for advice is Norway. Tromso, Norway is located more than 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle and there the sun doesn’t rise at all between November and January, a period called the “Polar Nights.” Read More

A Tasty Gluten-Free Christmas Recipe

Christmas is the time for special foods and many of them involve flour; cookies, cakes, and sweet rolls. If someone in your family has a gluten free it is much easier to bake for them now then it was just five years ago. Now there are many gluten-free products on the market and most grocery stores carry gluten free flours, cookie, cake and muffin mixes. These products mean that you can still bake your family’s traditional favorite foods. Read More

The Importance of Socialization

Human beings are social creatures. We thrive on communication and touch, and begin to decline when we are isolated. Socialization is essential for all of us, from the moment we are born to the moment we die. Read More