23
Aug

Supplements for Seniors – Are They Helping Us or Hurting Us?

Ever since we popped our first children’s multivitamins as kids, the world has told us supplements help us lead a healthier lifestyle by picking up the slack of our poor diets. By fueling our bodies with the recommended daily amount of vitamins and minerals, we can stand up to germs, sleep better at night and keep our…
23
Aug

What to Do When Your Parents Need Help, But Won’t Take It

“I need help,” is one of the hardest things for us to say. No one wants to be seen as incompetent or unable to handle their day-to-day duties. Or worse, have their sense of control taken out from under them. So, when your mom or dad feels you’re making decisions for them, it’s not surprising they fight…
23
Aug

Five Self-Care Resolutions Caregivers Need to Make in the New Year

If you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, cancer or any other life-changing health condition, this past year has likely been full of ups and downs you could never have imagined. As we enter a new year and a new beginning, the next 12 months don’t promise to be any easier on your family. While your…
23
Aug

Five Ways to Keep Seniors Safe from Holiday Shopping Scammers

The season of giving is also the season for scheming. During the holidays, online holiday shopping scammers go right for the hearts of the most generous, stealing their money and their personal information. Senior citizens are especially vulnerable—last year, more than $2.9 billion was taken from our parents and grandparents and pocketed by con artists from around…
23
Aug

Seven Holiday Gifts for Your Loved One With Dementia

For family members and caregivers of individuals living with dementia or Alzheimer’s, the holidays are always bittersweet. In a season devoted to gift-giving and celebration, it can be hard when your loved one is overwhelmed by, or on the other hand oblivious to, all the fun around them. While the festivities may look different than in years…

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