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This July 4th, take a Constitutional quiz!

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We all know that July 4 (aka Independence Day) is a day that is held near and dear to the hearts of Americans. Despite the cookouts and fireworks that usually commemorate the day, most of us do indeed reflect on what it means to be an American and take a moment to appreciate all the … Continue reading

Protect your elderly loved ones from the sun

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It is “sun season” and time to think about keeping our elderly loved ones protected from the negative effects of sun exposure. As we all know, elderly individuals spend a lot of time sitting; whether in wheelchairs or “taking breaks” on benches and in other public areas. While nobody can deny that fresh air and … Continue reading

Celebrating Mother’s Day with a parent who has Dementia

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As Spring blossoms and we start to notice the beautiful plants and flowers returning; Mother’s Day arrives along with what can be a bittersweet celebration or visit. When your mother has Alzheimer’s or Dementia, remembering the happy celebrations of the past while attempting to create a positive and memorable Mother’s Day event can be a … Continue reading

Lewy Body Dementia (commonly misdiagnosed and misunderstood)

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Lewy Body Dementia is a form of dementia that differs significantly from Alzheimer’s Disease in both symptoms and treatment. It is the second most common form of Dementia after Alzheimer’s; affecting 1.4 million people per year. It is most commonly associated with Parkinson’s patients, although Parkinson’s disease does not have to be present to have … Continue reading

A town that battles lonliness

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Elders who are homebound face a daunting foe in their efforts to have quality of life. That foe is loneliness. When individuals with medical conditions or very limited mobility are living in their homes but don’t have companion care, they have a very real need for social interaction. This interaction needs to be more than … Continue reading