Smart and simple advice on how to navigate the aging process.
Dementia, Relationships and Intimacy
Learning to cope with the changes that a loved one experiences following the diagnosis of dementia can be a major stressor...
Juggling Your Loved One’s Independence and Safety — at the Same Time
Help your parents stay safe at home while maintaining their independence
Are you feeling SAD? Learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder!
Winter months can be rough on most however, this is particularly true for older adults. With a decrease in sunlight and an increase in extreme cold weather, older adults are more at risk for falls and are more likely to be socially isolated in the colder months. Due to snowy and icy conditions, leaving home becomes more difficult and strenuous.
Coping with Each Stage of Dementia
Many people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia can live at home for many years, especially in a household with support from family or private caregivers who can ensure their safety and take care of things like cooking and general household chores. Yet the behaviors that emerge when someone has dementia can frighten or offend people who have never been around someone with dementia or who are not adequately prepared beforehand.