My big, strong, larger-than-life dad started losing his memory a few years ago. At first, it was barely noticeable. He thought it was Tuesday all day Wednesday – big deal, it’s happened to all of us. He couldn’t remember where he put his car keys, but I’ve lost mine more than once, so I didn’t read too much into it. But soon, the frequency of these episodes made me sit up and take notice, and the lapses in memory were a little more serious. He was sure that his ten year old coat was brand new, and he forgot how to get home for the grocery store. […]
Caregiving is one of the most ancient professions (it’s even mentioned in the Bible!) but that’s no reason not to make it more efficient with twenty-first century technology. Check out some of these apps which simplify and organize caregiving.
If you’ve just come back from the doctor with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, you may be feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Often, the way to calm those feelings is by taking practical actions which make a situation manageable. Alzheimer’s is a challenging disease and there is no cure at present, but there are a number of steps [...]
In Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech, he envisioned a world in which race was no longer an issue: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” […]
There’s no question that home care has many advantages over other types of care. Elderly people thrive when their environments are unchanged, when they see the same friends and family in the home they are used to, and with one-on-one care which focuses on their wants and needs. […]