Looking Good Can Lead to Feeling Good – 5 Ways Elder Care Can Help

You know that feeling you get when you put on your favorite outfit or have a “good hair day?” It just makes you happier, doesn’t it? You feel good about yourself and it gives your confidence and self-image a boost. Well, older adults have those feelings, too. Now, imagine that you couldn’t drive yourself to get a hair cut or buy new clothes. Or, what if your clothing choices were limited because your fingers were incapable of manipulating buttons or you couldn’t ... Read more

Does Poor Sleep Affect the Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Let’s face it, we all have days where we just feel like we could use a few more hours of sleep. But, if you notice your aging relative frequently dozing off or complaining of sleepiness during the day, new research suggests they may be at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Sleep and Alzheimer’s Study One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease are beta-amyloid deposits that build up in the brain. Researchers looked at information gathered from 123 participants who were at an ... Read more

What Is an Elder Orphan?

Maria, aged 76, had never had any children and her husband, Alexander, had passed away a few years ago, leaving Maria to live alone. Though Maria missed Alexander, she had never minded living alone. That is, until she had a stroke that made it difficult for her to do some things on her own. Because Maria had no children, she had no one to come and help her with things like cleaning her house or shopping for groceries. Do you know an ... Read more

How to Cope with Suspicions in a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease

Elderly adults living with Alzheimer's disease can exhibit a wide range of behaviors and symptoms associated with their cognitive functioning decline. As the disease progresses and more brain cells are lost to the disease, your senior's perception of the world around them, and how they are able to interact with it, changes. For those in the moderate to advanced stages of the disease, this can include delusions and suspicions. Your parent may believe things that are irrational, or carry serious suspicions such ... Read more