• Top Myths About Senior Assisted Living

    Deciding to move into a senior assisted living community, or to move your loved one into a community, is a difficult decision to make. While communities do everything in their power to help seniors feel at home and maintain their independence, there are many myths about senior assisted living communities...

  • DIY and Craft Activities for Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer’s Disease can make it difficult for your loved ones to feel engaged in life. People with memory issues tend to struggle with activities they used to enjoy. You can offer DIY and craft activities for people with Alzheimer’s that are fun to do and help reduce depression while increasing...

  • Holidays Guide for Alzheimer’s Families

    The holiday season can be a little less happy for people who have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Visiting loved ones with short-term memory problems can be a sad time for family members, and if it has been a while since you’ve seen your...

  • How to Avoid Alzheimer’s Caregiver Burnout

    With nearly 1 in 4 caregivers spending over 41 hours per week providing care to individuals living with dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, it’s no wonder that many Alzheimer’s Caregivers are experiencing burnout. Caregivers regularly lose sleep because they fear what their loved one with Alzheimer’s may do when left...

  • How to organize Halloween activities for Alzheimer’s patients

    The tree leaves are now a beautiful mix of green, red and orange and the air feels cool and crisp. Pumpkins are everywhere.  Halloween is quickly approaching and signaling the start of fall and winter holidays.  Many Alzheimer’s patients have fond memories of trick-or-treating as children, or celebrating Halloween with...

  • How to to prevent dementia: cognitive training

    Is it possible to reverse or prevent dementia by using brain games and cognitive training? Many assisted living residents, and their loved ones hope that is the case.  The ACTIVE Study There have been studies and trials to test the effect of brain games in Alzheimer’s patients, such as Advanced Cognitive Training...

  • How to Help an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

    When someone develops Alzheimer’s, often the first choice for a caregiver will be a family member, for many reasons. The spouse, child or grandchild of an Alzheimer’s patient may feel guilty sending their loved one to a memory care facility, or may simply have the desire to provide the loving...

  • Common Alzheimer’s Communication Issues: How to Reply

    When someone has dementia in one form or another, they may say some phrases over-and-over again. Or they may become confused and start stating unfounded claims. Yet part of dementia care is knowing how to reply when these things happen as Alzheimer’s communication is still important. So below are some examples...

  • Importance of Non-verbal Communication when Dealing with People with Dementia

    As Dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases progress, they eventually diminish a person’s ability to communicate. This means to the person who has Alzheimer’s, communication becomes stressful. For the person who is involved in Alzheimer’s care of the person, a different way of communication needs to be used along with verbal communication...

  • Survival Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

    Being a caregiver for a senior Alzheimer’s sufferer can be can be both fulfilling and frustrating. This because giving love is in itself fulfilling, yet you know that’s it a disease which doesn’t have a cure and that the person you love will slowly decline. Giving a loved one Alzheimer’s...