Archives for December 2014

Could Alzheimer’s and Decreased Sense of Smell Be Linked?

Alzheimer’s has long been associated with decreased sense of smell or olfactory senses. But should the decreased sense of smell be used as part of diagnosing Alzheimer’s or dementia, especially with early onset? We’re finding more and more confirmation that this is ONE of the symptoms we can use to determine if someone is in

The Power of Positive Thinking

You Have the Power to Change Your Life It is quite easy to see the negative aspects of life, especially when we are faced with a life changing medical issue; yet positive thinking has a power unlike anything we have been able to recreate medically. Much research has been done to connect the power of

The Importance of Senior Hygiene

Senior Hygiene – Showering You may be creating a battle with your loved one over the wrong things. Here are some areas that are often cause for battle between a full-time family caregiver and a senior loved one. The reason can be anything from simple age to dealing with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Senior Hygiene Shower/Bath

Facing Dementia or Alzheimer’s – You Are Not Alone

  The Road of Dementia Anyone who has experienced Alzheimer’s or dementia knows the face, the look, the loss. Many times, the signs go unnoticed until later in life; well after the Alzheimer’s or dementia has been diagnosed. There is an amazing documentary available called The Genius of Marian which was shown on POV via

Make Your Parent’s Hospital Stay A Good One

Hospital Stay Realities Most people automatically assume that your loved one is receiving the best care possible during their hospital stay. However, what many people may not realize is that the very staff that is responsible for the 24/7 care of your loved one is overworked, stressed and doing the job of more than one

A Clean Bathroom – Hygiene and Safety in the Bathroom

The Importance of a Clean Bathroom Caregivers often take on the job of cleaning when caring for a senior loved one. However, like most people who are stressed for time and energy, a clean bathroom may end up being done with quick and easy methods simply to save on time and effort. That’s why it’s

Getting Your Loved One to Accept Caregiving Services

You Realize Your Loved One Needs Caregiving Caregiving can be a touchy subject to bring up with an elderly loved one. Let us guide you so that you not only approach the subject properly but you understand what’s best for your loved one when it comes to keeping them at home safely. Today’s world often

Could Cognitive Impairment be Heart Related?

New research may help us to understand the connection between heart health and brain health. In a study conducted at the University of Texas, they looked at 2,000 adults with plaque build-up in their arteries. While this plaque build-up was a precursor to obvious heart health issues, they were surprised to find that there is