Monthly Archives: January 2017

Importance of Care Giving

As we age, most of us want to enjoy retirement in a comfortable, familiar setting – home. Sometimes, however, we need help. Often a family member or loved one can be there. If you’ve received care you know how critical that support is to your quality of life. If you have been there for a […]

Caregiver Issues

Caregivers, whether they are paid, unpaid, family, friends or professionals, face many pressures and stresses. To take the best care of the Alzheimer’s patient, you must take good care of yourself. Some ways to do this include the following: avoid isolation–talk to other caregivers seek support from family and friends find organizations that can help […]

Caregivers, Attitude is Everything!

People tell me that I am just as amazing as she is. I don’t think so, but they insist that the way I communicate with Charlene (charades, 20 questions, Pictionary… whatever it takes), is interesting and entertaining to witness. Charlene is the real star, however. She has made the lemons that life has given her […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Seniors

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition in which some traumatic event leaves a severe psychological impact on a person to the extent that it impairs their ability to function normally. The traumatic event is usually a direct personal experience of an event that involves serious injury, death or the threat of harm […]

Hearing Loss Care & Treatment

Some causes of hearing loss can be treated medically or surgically. However, most hearing loss in older adults is treated with strategies to improve communication, amplify the sound (such as hearing aids), or both. Hearing Assistance Technologies These devices include: