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By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on April 20, 2022

The symptoms of dementia often worsen as the day turns into night. One of the most common of these symptoms is sundowning, and seniors who experience this syndrome may get aggressive, wander around, or become upset in the evening. Caregivers who want to reduce the severity of sundowning should consider…

By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on April 6, 2022

Family caregivers can be a source of emotional and physical support for senior loved ones recovering from strokes. However, the recovery process often requires patience and understanding. Remember to prioritize your health as well as your loved one’s wellbeing. Here are a few ways you can help your loved one…

By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on March 23, 2022

As your parent ages, it can be difficult for you and your senior loved one to handle changing needs and roles. When it becomes difficult for Mom or Dad to live alone, moving in with you may be the best option. To ensure you’ll be able to promote safety and…

By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on March 9, 2022

Caregivers are known for giving their all to those who depend upon their care, and it’s rare that they’ll ask for anything in return. This makes it especially important for a caregiver’s friends to stay alert for signs that the caregiver could use some help. If you would like to…

By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on February 16, 2022

For seniors with Alzheimer’s, it’s important to keep their brains active. Cognitive decline occurs for several reasons, but one of the primary causes is failed connections between brain cells. When seniors force their brain cells to work overtime, it can boost overall neural health. Here are some brain-boosting activities that…

By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on February 15, 2022

Caring for a senior loved one living with Alzheimer’s can be a strenuous job, but it may also allow you to build lasting memories and make life easier for your loved one. Regardless of the situation, you’ll need to remain patient, try your hardest, and make choices that benefit your…

By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on February 15, 2022

Dementia is often used as a general term for conditions associated with memory loss. Affecting more than six million Americans, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, and it’s the one that most often affects older adults, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. For this reason, we’ll use this…

By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on February 15, 2022

A home provides comfort through the years, so it’s understandable for older adults to prefer to remain in familiar surroundings for as long as possible. If you’re caring for elderly parents, it’s equally understandable to be concerned about their safety. Ease your own concerns and create a safe environment for…

By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on February 15, 2022

A home caregiver is often the best option for helping seniors continue living at home when they’re no longer able to do many essential tasks independently. In-home caregivers help out with daily needs, both during the day and overnight. Home caregivers handle these important responsibilities while also serving as supportive…

By Lori Wengerd, 9:00 am on February 15, 2022

Live-in caregivers are often the best option for helping seniors continue living at home when they’re no longer able to do many essential tasks independently. A live-in caregiver helps out with daily needs, both during the day and overnight while living in the senior’s home. Live-in caregivers handle these important…