Well Fed: Tips for Seniors with Eating Issues

As we age, healthy eating habits become increasingly important. However, because of certain health issues and restrictions, many older people have trouble eating well. Luckily, the Food and Drug Administration offers some solutions to several common problems that keep seniors from eating a balanced diet. Trouble Chewing: For seniors who cannot chew food well, meats and fresh fruits and vegetables … Read More

Senior Safety Tips for the Holidays

Enjoy a safe holiday with seniors in their home or yours, and consider certain safety issues. Decorating Use colorful paper garlands strung high instead of breakable objects placed within reach. Remove anything a frail elderly person may stumble over. Replace candles with bright centerpieces of fruit or flowers. Lighting Make sure all locations are properly lit, including doorways inside and … Read More

Family Holidays Can Include Seniors

Preparation is the key to any successful outing—and a day out with a frail elderly person should never be spontaneous. The first task must be to vet the activity to ensure that it is suitable for the elderly person. Consider: the amount of walking involved, and if there is parking nearby if the destination is flat or has hills or … Read More

Stress-Free Holidays: Caring for the Family Caregiver

Without holiday traditions and activities, it just wouldn’t seem like the holidays. For each fun activity, like purchasing thoughtful gifts, writing holiday cards, trimming the tree, decorating the home, hanging pretty twinkle lights, and baking and cooking delicious food for holiday parties, there are additional responsibilities like addressing and stamping envelopes, shopping for ingredients, budgeting for gifts, and keeping the … Read More

Driving: How to Know When It’s Time to Stop

Being able to drive is a source of pride for most individuals. It means they are independent and can travel where they want, when they want. However, operating a vehicle requires focus and quick reaction time, which naturally tend to diminish with age. For a person with Alzheimer’s disease, however, these vital abilities decrease at an accelerated rate, making it … Read More

Knowing Information About Alzheimer’s Disease Can Help You Detect the Signs

Everyone becomes somewhat forgetful with age. Mild memory loss is not something to be overly concerned with usually, but when it begins to interfere with daily activities, it may be a sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Knowing information about Alzheimer’s Disease and its warning signs can help family members and caregivers know when they are dealing with normal memory loss and … Read More

Alzheimer’s-Related Behaviors: How to be Supportive

The middle to later stages of Alzheimer’s disease bring about some frustrating and often challenging behaviors. It is important to realize that the behaviors expressed are just a way persons with Alzheimer’s communicate feelings that they can no longer express through words. It is important to keep seeking Alzheimer’s information and best identify the cause of a challenging behavior in … Read More

Stay Active with Alzheimer’s

While an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is often dispiriting, there is so much information about Alzheimer’s out there for you to glean. For instance, the importance of staying active even with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. There are many ways that patients can stay active throughout the course of the disease. Supporting a sense of self and focusing on retained skills, memories, and habits … Read More