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What is Dementia? Dementia is a broad term to describe the impairment of memory, communication and thinking. As we age, our cognitive abilities lower and memory loss becomes common with old age. Dementia is more extreme where that decline can greatly

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on changingaging.org, written from the perspective of a patient who spent over 10 years in an assisted living facility. Before you sign the contract, check the Exclusionary Clause. This is the “We can

The headline of this blog is in all caps for a reason. I’m shouting! I’m looking forward to the day when bloggers, reporters, website developers, media representatives, and marketing professionals stop referring to the process of caring for parents in terms

As a young child, I don’t know who had more fun on Mother’s Day – Mom or me. I recall reciting poems, drawing pictures on home-made greeting cards, and making my mother breakfast-in-bed to honor her. Nothing made me happier

Grieving the loss of a loved one is an inevitable human experience. As caregivers, whether or not the person who passed away was family, we can be hit hard. Caregiving itself is an emotional experience; watching a person progress through

According to statistics, 17 million homes in the US will have at least one older adult with mobility problems indicating the need for more accessible homes for seniors. Given that seven million elderly people in America use crutches or other walking support

You get along fine with Mom and Dad. You have your life, and they have theirs. You do what you want and so do they. Sometimes that means your parents spend their entire day doing nothing more than sitting around

Paralysis, lowered mobility, and other physical challenges make it difficult for older adults to get in and out of their clothes. At Silverts, we believe getting seniors dressed should be the least of a caregiver’s struggles. That’s why people all

Intro by Giving Care Team: A new philosophy around the support of people with changing cognitive abilities is needed; dementia patients are especially prone to the harms of stigma, stereotype, and segregation. Below, Dr. Al Power proposes a manifesto for all

“I am never, EVER moving out of this house, and that’s that!” If you have ever been on the receiving end of words to that effect, my blog series about moving a reluctant parent out of the house is for