What is Alcohol Induced Dementia?

When most people think about dementia, the first term that comes to mind is Alzheimer’s disease. Many people are also familiar with Vascular Dementia or Lewy Body dementia. But one form of dementia that isn’t on everyone’s lips is a condition called Korsakoff...

Overcoming Pain Points – Arthritis in Seniors

cit upFeeling stiff? Experiencing joint pain? Blaming it on getting older? Some forms of arthritis are related to lifestyle and genetics, while others are related closely to chronic illness and are classified as autoimmune disorders. The good news is that with proper...

The Benefits of Pets for the Elderly

If an older adult in your life seems unusually attached to their pet, they’re not alone. In fact, at times it might appear that your parent or relative prefers their pet over you! Well, not to worry. Both anecdotal and scientific research indicate that the...

How Walking Can Promote Stroke Recovery

  In the initial days after a stroke, it may be difficult or impossible for your loved one to walk. However, as they regain that ability it is important to constantly practice walking in order to promote stroke recovery. Recovery from stroke is a lifelong pursuit...

Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

The health benefits of gardening for seniors are as plentiful as seeds on a poppy. Studies show getting down and garden-dirty is an excellent way to boost mental and physical health. Whether you live alone or at a retirement village, gardening forces you to exercise...

Day 1 with a New Caregiver in Your Home

You’ve done the interviews and chosen an in-home caregiver that seems right for your parent or spouse. Now it’s time for him or her to arrive for their first day on the job. It’s normal for everyone—you, your loved one and the caregiver—to have butterflies and...