March 2018

Many people think that depression is a natural part of the aging process, but that is not true. In fact, there is actually a name for it, which is geriatric depression. Depression is common. Approximately 15 million people in the

Assisted living facilities are a senior living alternative for those with few assistance needs with their daily living and care. Typically, they don't require the intensive medical and nursing care provided in a nursing home. Despite the great advantages of

Allowing yourself permission to have a good cry can act like pressing the reset button. Caregiving is emotionally taxing and asks that you hold space for another human being. Sometimes this means putting another's needs ahead of your own. But

Deciding to hire a caregiver can be both relieving and stressful. Wanting the absolute best for your aging parent or grandparent doesn't mean you have to take on all of the responsibilities yourself. Thankfully, there are a variety of options for

The latest in Alzheimer's news is always providing us with tips for prevention, early detection, treatment and care. Continue reading on to learn a little bit more about the findings based off of 3 new studies.   Polygenic risk score may identify

Learning how to talk to your loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia is crucial for maintaining a healthy relationship. While the task is by no means easy, it is possible through practice and can be extremely rewarding. As these

Learning that a loved one has developed dementia or Alzheimer’s is difficult for everyone involved. Watching the impact of the brain disorders unfold can be particularly confusing for children. It’s important to know how to explain what’s going on in

Combatting loneliness in seniors is a huge caregiving hurdle. Since their families are often uninvolved and limitations in mobility make it difficult to maintain a social life, an older adult is especially prone to isolation. Apart from the drastically lowered

If you’re one of the fortunate adults who has one or both parents living, you may be curious about their aging process and the potential deterioration of physical and mental capabilities. A common problem of aging is the loss of