Archive for the ‘Caregiving’ Category
Leafy green vegetables, such as kale, spinach, Swiss chard, and collard greens, are a central component of brain healthy cooking. In fact, in a study of more than 950 older […]
We’ve had incredible content including educational pieces on the differences between nursing homes and assisted living communities and the brain boosting power of the Mediterranean Diet, as well as thoughtful articles on the need for dementia friendly communities and planning for end-of-life care . While we have published dozens of pieces in 2015, we definitely had a handful of standouts. In case you missed them, here is a list of AgeRight’s most shared posts for seniors and their families in 2015.
How can I help someone with dementia? 7 out of 10 people who have dementia live alone. Providing assistance with some of the most troublesome daily activities can make their day so much more enjoyable.
Depression is a medical illness and as such has a wide variety of symptoms. Individuals with depression may experience some or all of these symptoms. As a caregiver have you recently experienced any of the following?
Almost 20 percent of all adults provide unpaid care to a family member or friend who is age 50 or older. Most caregivers don’t know that they have the option of a respite stay or, if they do, they may feel guilty taking advantage of it.
Muscle mass naturally deteriorates with the aging process. This includes the muscles that are crucial to balance, such as the abs, lower back, glutes, hip flexors and pelvic floor. Strengthening the muscles in these areas is important for mobility as well as preventing falls.
A common goal for anyone reading this is the eventual cure and eradication of Alzheimer’s disease. Every 69 seconds another individual develops this devastating brain disease. Currently, over 5.4 million […]
The meaning of the Sanskrit word ‘yoga’ is ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’. The practice of yoga is known to form a union between the body, mind, and spirit. Having […]
All too often, I hear the words, “I’d rather die!” from a patient with dementia after being told that they are no longer safe to drive and must stop driving. And, all too often I am told by the loved one of a patient with dementia that they are scared of bringing up the topic of driving cessation for fear of the patient’s anger or sadness.