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The Longevity Network

Inspiration and strategies for caregiving and positive aging.

November 15, 2018

Type 2 Diabetes Grocery List: Shopping Secrets

Print out our grocery list for type 2 diabetes and learn what foods to eat and what to avoid.

November 13, 2018

Is Dementia a Normal Part of Aging?

Recognize the difference between normal aging and dementia and learn what else might be causing memory problems.

November 8, 2018

How to Protect Your Brain from Sugar Damage

Easy tips to reduce simple sugars and carbohydrates and protect your brain from sugar damage.

November 6, 2018

Top 30 Gifts for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Find the best gift for a senior with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia no matter what stage they are in.

November 2, 2018

48 Questions to Ask Elderly Grandparents

Ask elderly grandparents a question from this printable deck of cards. Start conversation and connection between children and their older relatives.

October 29, 2018

Five Ways to Help a Parent with Dementia who Refuses Care

The terrible thing about dementia is that in the early stages people are aware that their brain is changing. They often recognize the signs of memory loss, confusion and the inability to handle daily activities. It is a frightening time

October 25, 2018

Can Dementia Come And Go?

Surprised by a loved one’s lucidity? Take a look why dementia may seem to “come and go” and how to deal with all the ups and downs.

October 24, 2018

Caring for the Caregiver

Our Caregiver Recharge Grant recipient, Carole, cares for her 92-year-old mother, Fran, who has advanced dementia. She shares her struggles, joys and the impact that 48 hours of free care had on both her and her mother.

October 22, 2018

Home Care vs. Home Health Care & What Caregivers Do

“Home health care” is medical, prescribed by a doctor. “Home care” is non-medical and does not require a doctor’s prescription. Here’s how to know which one is right for you.

October 18, 2018

How a Grief Support Helpline Can Make a World of Difference

Here are five positive ways to cope with grief and information on how a grief support helpline can make a difference.

October 15, 2018

24 Ways to Deal With Sundowners Syndrome (12 for Tonight)

Here are 12 tactics to try tonight if your mom or dad is up all night, or up from dementia-related sundowners.

October 11, 2018

Sourdough Bread and Cucumber Sandwich

A little butter on this easy sandwich, as well a green vegetable, gives you a serving of both a healthy fat and a fibrous plant. Perfect for a light lunch or snack!