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The Longevity Network

Inspiration and strategies for caregiving and positive aging.

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!

October 8, 2018

Effective Communication in Late Stage Dementia

Use ‘gist’ to communicate with someone in late stage dementia. What is gist you say? We explain how to understand what a person means, not what they say.

October 4, 2018

Aging Without Family? Creating Your Community of Care

How one woman created a plan for her future with some of her 8,000 new friends.

October 3, 2018

Technology for Active Seniors and People Living with Dementia in 2018

Here’s the best of technology in 2018 for active seniors, elders and people living with dementia.

October 1, 2018

Pureed Food is an Appetizing Solution if Chewing or Swallowing is Hard

Find the tools, ingredients, and condiments you need to make delicious pureed food that looks and tastes great.