Alzheimer’s

Caring For Seniors With Dementia - Four Strategies Caregivers Can Use

Caring For Seniors With Dementia - Four Strategies Caregivers Can Use

One of the biggest mistakes that family and professional caregivers can make when caring for a person who has dementia is to assume that their personality and experiences have been wiped clean, essentially giving their life a clean slate; it has not. A senior who has dementia is still the same person at their core, even if they drift in and out of memories at times.

Art Therapy For Healthy Seniors

Art Therapy For Healthy Seniors

Creating art offers these health benefits for people of all ages, but it offers a special opportunity for aging seniors to find control and purpose in their life again.

As some seniors age, they can develop chronic illnesses that can negatively affect every aspect of their life. In this post we’ll explain more about how using art as a form of therapy helps improve aging seniors’ mental health, cognitive abilities, and sensory-motor functions.

Gardening: An Activity Anyone Can Do To Improve Their Health

Gardening: An Activity Anyone Can Do To Improve Their Health

Gardening is a great form of therapy and exercise that provides benefits like stress relief, improved mood, positive self-esteem, increased strength and mobility, better heart health, improved dexterity, and it even reduces the risk of developing dementia. With some modifications to tools, and an altered garden layout, seniors gardening into their golden years is possible.

The Role of Caregiving Through the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

The Role of Caregiving Through the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

This post has been designed to prepare you for the realities of Alzheimer’s disease. There are many commonalities that are important to understand, even though everyone does experience the disease in their own way and pace. 

Why Just Getting Any Caregiver Isn't Enough

Why Just Getting Any Caregiver Isn't Enough

Spending one's last years happily at home should be achievable by anyone who wants that, yourself and your elderly family, naturally, included. People generally want to live independently regardless of their age, but unfortunately that's not always possible. Age brings a decline in physical and cognitive abilities that can make it difficult to live without assistance.

A Question of Competence

A Question of Competence

The ability to decide our own fate is covered by the legal term, competency. Having competency signifies that you are able to make your own decisions regarding a legally recognized act in a rational manner. Unfortunately, there are medical conditions that can take this ability away from your loved one, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Under such circumstances, it becomes necessary for others to take on the decision making role, and ideally this will be someone who is close enough to understand the choices your loved one would have made if they were capable.

Music Therapy in Dementia Treatment

Music Therapy in Dementia Treatment

The various forms and types of dementia are terrible, debilitating conditions. Even worse, there is very little known about these conditions, so treatment and management options are, in many cases, very limited. Fortunately for dementia sufferers and their families, there is proof that music therapy can have a significant, positive impact on symptoms and quality of life.