Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Seniors

Many people are unprepared to deal with the legal and financial consequences of a serious illness such as Alzheimer’s disease. Legal and medical experts encourage people recently diagnosed with a serious illness—particularly one that is expected to cause declining mental and physical health—to examine and update their financial and health care arrangements as soon as Read more

March 19, 2014 developer Comments

The History of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, the saint’s religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church Read more

March 17, 2014 developer Comments

A Man and His Harmonica

Mr. Jack has a passion for making music. He loves to hear the beautiful sounds that he creates with his harmonica. He enjoys bringing smiles to people’s faces as they listen to his music and most importantly he embraces the joy it brings to his soul. These thoughts and feelings of Jack’s are long forgotten. Read more

March 14, 2014 developer Comments

25 Valentines for Caregivers

What might make a dementia-caregiver’s heart really sing: 1. The next time you’re going to the grocery store, ask me if you can pick up anything for me while you’re there. 2. Ask about ME and how I’m doing when you call, not just the person I’m caring for. 3. Don’t just recommend a good movie or Read more

February 14, 2014 developer Comments

Taking a Piece of Home With Them

Moving your loved one in to an Alzheimer’s assisted living can be a challenging process. Families want their loved ones to be as comfortable as possible in their new home away from home. One particular family from AutumnGrove Cottage did so by moving their loved one’s bedroom furniture to one of our cottages. This family Read more

February 10, 2014 developer Comments

The Beauty Within

A beauty that comes from within is a beauty that age cannot wrinkle Not distracted by a simple pimple But a radiant face of joy and pleasure A woman of inner beauty Is a life full of love and bounty Her sweet smile will never fade away For the Lord is her security She longs Read more

February 7, 2014 developer Comments

Self Care Means Nothing If You Don’t Know This

You’re a family caregiver trying to do everything. Chances are good that in addition to your caregiving responsibilities, you have a family to care for; a job to go to; and hopefully a life to live. And as a family caregiver, you find that you’re short on time; you’re frustrated and you’re exhausted to boot. Read more

February 5, 2014 developer Comments

Caregiver Poems

A Prayer for the Caregiver by Bruce McIntyre Unknown and often unnoticed, you are a hero nonetheless. For your love, sacrificial, is God at his best. You walk by faith in the darkness of the great unknown, And your courage, even in weakness, gives life to your beloved. You hold shaking hands and provide the Read more

February 3, 2014 developer Comments