• Daily Activities For Individuals With Dementia
    Due to changes in the brain of an individual with dementia, it is helpful to have a variety of activities in which the individual will engage, feel valuable and are Read more
  • Impact of Alcohol and Drugs to Combat Caregiver Stress
    Caregivers play a crucial role in providing care and support to individuals with a form of dementia. However, caregiving responsibilities can be overwhelming and lead to significant stress. Some caregivers Read more
  • Why Some People With Dementia Are Combative
    It can be hard to understand why your loved one is behaving the way he or she does. Dementia changes the brain of the person you love. Through no fault Read more
  • Dementia & Eating Challenges
    In working with caregivers of individuals with dementia, a frequent issue is a change in their eating habits. Common behavioral changes include: a change in food preferences; an increase or Read more
  • Medications For Individuals with dementia-benefits and risks
    I have recently been following Dr. Blamb's blogs which I find informative and want to pass on to caregivers and professionals in the field. This blog addresses the the use of Read more
  • Dementia Care Specialist to the Rescue
    Dementia Care Specialist to the Rescue As older adults are living longer, there is a greater likelihood that they will develop a form of Alzheimer’s dementia. The biggest risk factor for Read more
  • Holidays Are The Time To Check Up On Your Parent
    When families live at a distance, the holidays can be the only time to assess how a parent or relative is doing. It is useful to use the time together Read more
  • How To Achieve Successful Outcome When Change Is Needed
    My last blog offered specific signs to look for as indicators of change in the health and safety in an older adult. Indicators of change Once information has been gathered, and there are changes, the next step is communicating your concerns to the older adult in a manner which will be accepted and implemented. Here are 4 tips to achieve a successful outcome: Read more
  • Best Tip for Caregivers of Veterans and Their Families
    Veterans Day on November 11 is the time to honor those who served in the military during wartime or peace time. Along with thanking veterans for their service, the best Read more
  • Medications That Worsen Alzheimers/Dementia
    Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia often have sleep issues, experience anxiety and agitation. To relieve these symptoms caregivers may turn to over counter  antihistamines (like Read more
  • New Service Coverage Includes Cognitive Assessment & Care Plan Services
    Medicare Part B-Covered ServicesMedicare 2022 will cover a separate visit for a cognitive assessment allowing your health care provider to more thoroughly evaluate cognitive function and help with care planning.When Read more
  • Father Day Gift Ideas
    With Father’s Day approaching here are some gift ideas for Dads who are caregivers. Thinking about the different challenges that many male caregivers face, here are gift ideas for that Read more
  • 3 Ways To Get Paid As A Family Caregiver
    Now more then ever a family member is assuming the responsibilty of providing hands-on caregiving. In providing care, this often leaves the family caregiver without a source of income which Read more
  • Compassionate Transitioning To A Facility During Covid-19
    We all know change of any kind is frightening and difficult, especially when transferring a loved one from their home to a hospital, rehabilitation facility, assisted living facility or a skilled nursing facility. The realities of Covid-19 add another layer of difficulty to this process. Read more
  • Similarities Between The Current Pandemic Strains And Caregiver Fatigue- The Need To Create Boundaries
    Recently the New York Times published “How to Set Pandemic Boundaries for Relatives” addressing the new normal of arising stress and familial tension as a result of the pandemic.    Read more
  • Supporting Caregivers During The Pandemic
    Supporting Caregivers During The Pandemic The challenges and strains of caregiving has been exacerbated due to the pandemic. It has raised stress levels of family caregivers and affected their mental health. Read more

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