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The Longevity Network

Inspiration and strategies for caregiving and positive aging.

January 24, 2019

Home Care Benefits for Special Needs Adults & Their Caregivers

Individuals of any age who live with chronic care needs or disabilities can benefit from home care! In addition to helping with typical activities of daily living, such as meal preparation and transportation, caregivers can also provide warm social interaction, emotional support and peace of mind for the family.

January 22, 2019

10 Practical Methods for Calming Agitation in Older Adults with Dementia

Caring for a loved one with dementia can feel like a daily battle. These strategies can help you respond to the challenges of dementia in an effective and mindful way.

January 17, 2019

Spinach and Bacon Egg Souffle

Make these tasty souffles for breakfast or serve alongside a green salad for an easy dinner.

January 15, 2019

Memory Care vs. 24 Hour Care: Which is Right for Your Loved One?

Deciding between memory care and 24-hour care for a loved one with dementia? We break down the benefits of each and provide questions to help guide the way.

January 10, 2019

20 Ways To Get Your Elderly Parents to Eat More Protein With Their Meals

Eating a high protein diet is important for senior nutrition. Try preparing one of these high protein foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a snack.

January 8, 2019

Your Parent’s Dementia Diagnosis – Finding the Right Words to Say

If your parent received a dementia diagnosis, you may feel unsure of the right things to say. These dos and don’ts will make your parent feel supported.

January 3, 2019

Costs, Benefits & More for Long-Term Care Insurance in 2019

What is long-term care insurance and how can you plan accordingly? Get cost estimates and plain-English answers to your long-term care insurance questions.

January 2, 2019

Puppetry and Dementia Care

Puppetry and dementia care can go hand in hand. Try this advice on using puppets to improve communication, allow for expression, ease stress and much more.

December 27, 2018

Frailty in Older Adults

Do you know the difference between being frail and having frailty? Here is the information you need to keep a loved one safe with this medical condition.

December 26, 2018

Sleep and Alzheimer’s: How Sleep Problems Can Contribute to Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

Problems with sleep and Alzheimer’s may be connected. Learn how to improve your sleep hygiene and protect your brain health.

December 20, 2018

How Caregivers can Reduce Fall Risk for Seniors

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Find out what you can do to prevent a fall.

December 19, 2018

Roasted Chicken Four Ways

Warm up on a cold winter night with one of these delicious chicken recipes. Perfect for quick weeknight meals with family or friends!