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  • 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
  • Achieving A 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Latest Technology Wandering Prevention Devices
    The current troubling times and mandated stay-in-place order bring to light the importance of being able maintain the proper care of loved ones from a distance. Fortunately, there have been Read more
  • Mother's Day Gifts For Caregivers
    Did you know that between 60-70% of Alzheimer’s/dementia caregivers are women? These unsung heroes are family and paid caregivers. Often it’s not in their nature to ask and accept support Read more
  • Using Technology to Stay Connected During COVID-19
    Families and friends can continue to stay connected virtually with their loved ones through various platforms, such as FaceTime, Skype or Zoom. While utilizing this technology can be valuable for Read more
  • Reducing Isolation & Stress
    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has us sheltering in place. While it may be frustrating and challenging it is especially hard on caregivers who are now assuming more responsibilities and have Read more
  • Great Activity Ideas For Individuals With Dementia
    Now that we are being advised to stay inside due to the coronavirus so many caregivers are understandably at odds as to what to do all day long to engage Read more
  • Tips For The Long-Distance Caregiver
    According to the National Institute On Aging if you live more than an hour’s drive from the person for whom you care, you are considered a long-distance caregiver. Long -distance caregiving Read more
  • What To Do When You Notice Cognitive Decline
    In my November newsletter I listed indicators to look for in older adults that suggest signs of cognitive decline. So if you picked up changes what do you do?? Learn recommended action steps! Read more
  • Sleep Apnea and Dementia
     Is there person you are caring for sleeping more during then day?  Is that person up frequently at night? To reverse this cycle and get a “good night sleep” the Read more
  • Ways To Gain Cooperation
    If you are unsure of what to do with someone with dementia who resists your care, you are not alone. I am frequently called in to offer advice and tips Read more

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