Facts on Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease made it to the Oscars!I'm really grateful for the exposure and the awareness the dreaded disease will receive from the Oscar winnings! It's horrifying to all families and especially for those living with the illness. My dad lived with dementia. So, seeing Still Alice felt very familiar and it illustrated closely what our family lived through. Moore says she's grateful to have the opportunity to bring awareness to the disease, especially from the perspective of the one diagnosed with Alzheimer's. ...more
Mikettownsend HomeHero Thank you for RT! http://www.blogher.com/facts-alzheimers-diseasemore

LIttle bits of silly

Today has been a little bit harder than yesterday.  Only because Joetta has been, what appears to me, more anxious and not as settled.  She has looked, to the naked eye, as if she is awake. And yes, I would say she is.  Yet, our Joetta is not there.  However, I must admit, I got the chance to see old her again.  And I so wanted to share it with all of you that love her so much.  ...more

For the 'Sandwich Generation' - What to Consider When Choosing a Nursing Home

Like many across the country, my family is part of the 'Sandwich Generation'. According to a 2013 Pew research report, "nearly half (47 percent) of adults in their 40s and 50s have a parent age 65 or older and are either raising a young child or financially supporting a grown child (age 18 or older)." Being in that position means that sometimes difficult choices have to be made. After much consideration, my mother-in-law, who suffers from late stage dementia, was recently placed in a nursing home....more

Ask These before Hiring a Caregiver

Family caregivers must know how to hire a care agency and a private caregiver. After learning the questions to ask, you must research the ratings and data created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. It’s designed to keep your loved ones safe.  States do not require home care agencies to obtain a license or a certificate. But if a home care agency offers nursing care, the agency has laws, regulations, and  compliance guidelines to follow. ...more
lisamarieblaski That's an interesting thought!more

Where Seniors Choose to Age

Senior citizens want to live at home even as they get older. And in today’s world, in-home care agencies can make it easier for an older adult to age in place. AARP confirms this fact. They found that over 89 percent of adults prefer living at home over assisted living and nursing homes.   AARP confirms this fact. They found that over 89 percent of adults prefer living at home over assisted living and nursing homes.   ...more

Impact of Long Term Care on Career

When an aging relative needs help and care at home, life for family members become riddled with problems. Across geographical distances and family generations, sons, daughters, and even grandchildren learn the hardship of rearranging schedules and responsibilities.Elder care consumes much of their time and energy. ...more

Should You Befriend The Mother Of Someone Who Tried To Destroy You?

When she made the appointment for aesthetic services, her name sounded vaguely familiar.  I assumed I would recognize her when she arrived.  I didn't, but my co-worker did and summoned me into the reception area with urgency."Do you realize who that is?"  she asked staring wildly.  The look was a definite indication that my client was not welcome there."No....why?""That's Roger's mother!"...more

Understanding Long-Term Care

When families face the challenge of learning the differences in nursing home care and assisted living facilities, it can be confusing. There's a simple way to filter through what your loved one may need.  The major difference between the two is the level of care a resident will receive. Nursing homes offer medical and care by nurses, and even by physicians. It's very similar to a hospital. ...more

Finding Mobility For Mom: KD Smart Chair

Having anyone close to you be diagnosed with an illness is never fun. When it’s a parent, it can rock everything you ever knew to be true. In 2000, my mom, a young vibrant, energetic woman. was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. My world stopped. How could it be? She took care of ME – how could she be sick? My mind spun furiously – hitting the all the phases shock delivers to you – the last one being ACTION. How could I help? I sadly came up short when I sat to make a list....more

Guided Imagery Tools to Help You

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