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

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