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Keep the Mind Sharp, Keep Reading!

My grandparents were constant readers. They were happily surrounded by books in every room of their home. As they got older they discovered large print books made reading easier. But at a certain point my grandmother’s dementia made reading a chore for her.

She would start at the beginning of a page, but soon the […]

By |December 23rd, 2015|Family Life, Healthy Aging, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Technology That Makes Care Giving Easier.

Being an out of the home or long-distance caregiver is incredibly challenging. We want to be with our loved one whenever they need us. We want to be bionic. Limitations of life and distance and miscellaneous are keeping us apart, but thanks to modern technology that doesn’t necessarily mean we are not connected.

It seems […]

By |December 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Planning Ahead for Care Givers, Service Coordination Can Help!

One of the gifts of the New Year is the gift of reflection. What about the previous year went well? Was there anything that was a particular challenge? Is there something that can be done about the challenging part?

The hardest thing for me to do as a family caregiver was to accept that I […]

By |December 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Activities to do with Dementia patients

Maintaining a connection with a loved one that has dementia is difficult. It usually doesn’t work to talk about your week or discuss current events. They may not even know who you are. How can you have a meaningful relationship?

Those with dementia often return to their past, reliving their childhood memories and maybe their […]

By |September 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Caring for the Caregiver

Caregiving is an extremely demanding, taxing responsibility. Taking care of a loved one is often a round-the-clock job, taking a toll on you physically, emotionally, and mentally. It affects every area of your life and everything you do. It exhausts you.

Caregivers often experience high levels of stress, anxiety, depression and frustration. This is normal, […]

By |September 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Key to Staying Young

Gone are the days of searching for the fountain of youth. Ponce de Leon held onto the hope that mankind could stay forever young, but we realize now that it’s impossible.

But do you really have to grow old? You’ve heard the saying, “You’re only as old as you feel.” Did you know that staying […]

By |September 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Long-Distance Grandparents

How to Connect with Your Grandchildren from Afar

Children need their grandparents, and grandparents need their grandchildren. Studies show that relationships which span generations are healthy for a child’s development, especially their sense of identity and security. Similarly, seniors who have close relationships with their grandchildren are mentally and emotionally healthier than those who are […]

By |September 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Six Tips For Caring For The Caregiver

Care giving can be rewarding but it is also an extremely demanding, taxing responsibility. Taking care of a loved one is often a round-the-clock job, taking a toll on you physically, emotionally, and mentally. It affects every area of your life and everything you do. It exhausts you.
Caregivers often experience high levels of stress, […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments