How Does Pet Therapy Benefit People With Dementia?
Wondering about pet therapy and if it really helps people who have dementia? Learn more about the researched benefits of animal-assisted therapy.
5 Reasons Why a Senior May Not Eat Enough
When seniors don’t eat enough, they can become malnourished. Here are five reasons seniors don’t eat well--and what you can do about it.
31 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health
*/ Track gratitude and achievement with a journal. Include 3 things you were grateful for and 3 things you were able to accomplish each day.
To Correct or to Accept: Responding to Dementia's Delusions
by Susan Friedrich, RN One of the most difficult aspects of dementia is that in its later stages, it not only robs the person of their memory, it often causes the person to lose their sense of what is real and what is not real. This can be sad and frightening for the individual's family and friends who don't know how to react to their loved one's hallucinations, delusions and odd flights of imagination. In this situation, it is common to ask, "Should I remind my loved one that they have dementia and that what they are imagining, seeing or hearing is not real?" In Validation Therapy for Dementia: Calming or Condescending? on the AgingCare.com website, author Carol Bradley Bursack writes "Most people's initial reactions to an off-the-wall remark are to refute or…
How Pets Help Senior Citizens
"Nick has brought a lot of love into my life," says Mary Miller, a retired schoolteacher from Phoenix, Ariz. "Even if I'm having a really bad day, I always feel better after a few minutes of snuggling on the sofa with Nick." Mary's husband, Ed, isn't a bit jealous. Rather, he agrees with her assessment. …
Help Seniors Overcome Holiday Stress: 4 Tips
Holiday stress affects seniors in many ways. From grieving a late spouse to anxiety over dietary restrictions, seniors may need your help to enjoy their holidays.
How to spend time with Aging Parents
How to spend time with aging parents
Top Five Nutritional Foods for Senior Citizens
When it comes to providing senior citizens with the best care and assistance, we are always looking for ways to improve. By connecting home care agencies with the highest-quality health care professionals, we are ensuring that seniors’ needs are truly being met. One topic that often arises when it comes to live-in, part-time, and full-time care, is the issue of nutritional needs. What types of food are best suited for the elderly? What can they eat to help ensure their health and longevity?
Why Aging at Home Is Getting Easier for Some Families
A new report says that most Medicaid spending for caregiving is now on home and community care rather than nursing homes. That's a welcome change for many.
Home Health Care vs In-home Care: What's the Difference?
See how different services with similar names stack up in our comparison chart. Home health care = skilled medical care. In-home care = help w/ daily living